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France Atlanta 2010 | Bridging the atlantic

  1. 1. Networking Breakfast 7:00 am – 8:00 am HOSTGeorgia Tech CIBER
  2. 2. Dr. John McINTYREProfessor & Executive Director CIBER Georgia Institute of TechnologyCONFERENCE MODERATOR
  3. 3. “Matching CorporateStrategy and HR Training Needs” Mr. Steve SPIRESPresident Southeast Region BPI Group PANEL MODERATOR
  4. 4. Ms. Jan MELCHERDirector of Eastern OperationsGeorgia Quick Start
  5. 5. Georgia Quick StartThe State of Georgia’s workforce training programprovided free-of-charge as an economicdevelopment incentive to new, expanding, andexisting industries in Georgia.– Ranked No. 1 workforce training program in U.S. in surveys of site selection consultants– Created in 1967– 6,065 projects delivered since created– In FY2010, 29% of projects involved international companies from 15 different countries
  6. 6. The Quick Start ProcessQuick Start ensures a company’s exact trainingrequirements are met and facilitatesknowledge/technology transfer by following “theQuick Start process”:– Needs analysis– Project study at company location– Collaboration with company SMEs (subject matter experts)– Instructional design, development and delivery
  7. 7. Quick Start TrainingQuick Start’s comprehensive, customized training caninclude:– Pre-employment and assessment (“Select the Best”)– Customized, job-specific training– Team-building, communications, leadership and professional development training– Productivity enhancement and continuous improvement training
  8. 8. Quick Start’s Cross-cultural Training• Quick Start delivers customized cross-cultural training to facilitate integration of management and workforce, such as “Working with French for U.S. Americans” and “Working with U.S. Americans for French.”• Topics include: – Understanding historical relationships – Recognizing cultural influences (food, cinema, fashion, philosophy) – Addressing stereotypes – Appreciating aspects of cultural systems: • Personal space • Sense of time • Work habits and values • Dress and appearance
  9. 9. Quick Start’s French ClientsIn recent years, Quick Start hasdeveloped customized workforcetraining for French companies such as:– Merial (a subsidiary of Sanofi-Aventis)– Saint-Gobain Desjonqueres– SAFT America, Inc.– Chemtall, Inc.– Muskin Leisure Products, Inc.
  10. 10. Dr. Jérôme CABY DeanICN Business School Nancy-Metz
  11. 11. Mr. Jorge GUERRAExecutive Director Business Operations EFACEC North America
  12. 12. Sep 2008 Nov 2009
  13. 13. Generation at Transmission Distribution Low Voltage at High Voltage at Low Voltage Fuel/Nuclear/ long distances Households RenewablePower PowerTransformer Transformer
  14. 14. Power Transformers - U.S.A.European corporation having its first Greenfield in the U.S.A.Key factors: U.S. Work-force selection (skills assessment, recruiting) U.S. Work-force training (replicate the mfg process)Our sales model stems on QUALITY & RELIABILITYCrucial factor for our U.S. factory to reflect both “labels”A U.S. trainer  Early understanding of the manufacturing process - In situ and breaking cultural barriers - Video & 3 D technology (replicate the mfg process)A U.S. trainer  Participating of the HR selection process, working together with local teaching institutions and implementing at the manufacturing site, assisting in Quality execution
  15. 15. The U.S. trainerQuick Start professionals draw on experience in a variety of industries,including metals, plastics and chemicals, to design and produce thetraining your employees’ need – from math and measurement torobotics and PLC. Software simulations and hands-on robot controldevices
  16. 16. A complex and highly technological manufacturing process replicatedwith success…!
  17. 17. “University Talent andGlobal Competitiveness” Mr. Greg KING Strategic Partners Officer Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute PANEL MODERATOR
  18. 18. Mr. Marc GOODMANUniversity Innovations Program Director Alcatel Lucent
  19. 19. Dr. Felipe DOLZExecutive Director Global Regulatory Affairs Merial
  20. 20. Dr. Parmeet GROVER Group Vice President Strategic MarketingMichelin North America
  21. 21. Industry and Universities – two wheels on the same axle? Parmeet Grover, Ph.D.Group Vice-President, Global Strategic Marketing COO – Michelin Travel & Lifestyle NA
  22. 22. Industry-University Partnerships – WHY they can be a win-win?• Collaboration can result in a virtuous innovation cycle – Universities: Help chart the long-term knowledge roadmap – Industry: make the roadmap a short to mid term reality – Universities: Refine the roadmap to make more pragmatic• Talent management needs are complimentary – Industry: ‘demand-driven’ – Universities: ‘supply-driven’• Resource allocation imperatives are complimentary – Time horizon: shorter/mid vs. longer – Specificity of objective: specific problems vs. more open – KPIs: degree of emphasis on financial results
  23. 23. Industry-University Partnerships – HOW to make them a win-win?• Ensure the right ‘match’ H Creative, custom Experts; Expertise approach Grad; Prof – Expertise required – Resources available Generalist; L Undergrad L H Resources• Clearly articulate why the relationship is ‘win-win’• Clearly define the setup – Objectives of the project(s) – Type of talent/student required – Funding
  24. 24. Networking Break10:00 am – 10:30 am HOST French AmericanChamber of Commerce
  25. 25. “Tapping into Worldwide Talent throughInternational Internships” Dr. Steve McLAUGHLIN Vice Provost for International InitiativesGeorgia Institute of Technology PANEL MODERATOR
  26. 26. Ms. Debbie Gulick DONOHUE Director Work Abroad Program Georgia Institute of Technology
  27. 27. What is Georgia Tech doing to preparestudents for today’s workforce?
  28. 28. Division of Professional PracticeCooperative Program (1912)Graduate Cooperative Program (1983)Internship Program (2002)Work Abroad Program (2005)
  29. 29. Why the Work Abroad Program was created• Quality Enhancement Plan: “Strengthening theGlobal Competence and Research Experiences ofUndergraduate Students”• Global competence is the product of bothinternational studies and experiences designed toinstill a deep and multi-faceted understanding ofglobal relations, intercultural differences, andinternational disciplinary practices
  30. 30. Why it’s especially important for Georgia Tech to prepare students for global careersThe leading fields of study for Americans studying abroad arethe:• social sciences (21% of those studying abroad),• business and management (20%),• humanities (12%),• fine or applied arts (7%),• physical/life sciences (7%),• foreign languages (6%),• health professions (5%),• education (4%),• engineering (3%),• math/computer science (2%)• and agriculture (1%). - Institute for International Education, Open Doors Report 2010
  31. 31. Georgia Tech Work Abroad Program History Work Abroad Placements by Year250 215200 149150 115 # of Terms100 # of Countries 46 36 50 32 32 11 19 20 0 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010
  32. 32. Open Doors Report 2010 Institute of International Education37% increase in the number of studentsparticipating in practical work experiences aspart of their study abroad (18,715 students nowreceiving academic credit at U.S. colleges anduniversities for internships or work abroad).
  33. 33. Models for Work Abroad1. International co-op Year 1 2 3 4 5 Fall Academic Academic Work Study Academic Semester Studies Studies Term Abroad Studies Spring Academic Work Academic International Academic Semester Studies Term Studies Work Term Studies Summer Academic Work International Semester Optional Studies Term Work Term2. Single or double semester internship overseas3. Domestic internship followed up by an international internship4. Study abroad then work abroad (Georgia Tech Lorraine, 6-month internship)5. Full-time hires
  34. 34. Risks for Employers1. Student has less likelihood of working for your company full-time than hiring a citizen of your country2. Administrative duties are more difficult than hiring US citizens, ex: visas and work permits3. Potential language problems4. Cultural adaptations Benefits for Employers1. Low cost (pay the cost of living)2. Training students for the global workforce/your company in a different country3. Raising your company profile on campus4. Junior leadership opportunity for entering workforce to understand your global company5. Bridging the gap of intellectual talent needed today
  35. 35. Sample Case StudiesMichelin• 6 month internshipsAreva• Study at Georgia Tech Lorraine for onesemester and work for 2 semestersImerys• Intern globally for a minimum of 3 months
  36. 36. Results of Students who have worked abroadStudent’s preparation to: • Communicate in your host country’s language • Function on multidisciplinary teams • Carry out projects independently • Use computing technology in discipline-specific analysis and design • Analyze and interpret data • Think critically and logically • Use techniques, skills, and tools necessary for practice in your discipline
  37. 37. Results of Students who have worked abroadStudent’s understanding of: • The impact of your professional practice has on your country’s society and culture • Your host culture’s beliefs and values within a global and comparative perspective
  38. 38. Mr. Frank McKAYRecruiting & University Relations Manager Schlumberger
  39. 39. Mr. Lionel ZAJDE Vice PresidentVITEC Multimedia
  40. 40. • USA: up to 18 months fixed contract• Work force Stability• Highly motivated candidates• Bridging Cross Cultural challenges – Ideal link with French base HQ – Open mind to US work methods – Cross Educational Objectives
  41. 41. “Creating InternationalManagement Depth throughInternational Partnerships” Dr. John McINTYREProfessor & Executive Director CIBERGeorgia Institute of Technology PANEL MODERATOR
  42. 42. Ms. Amy Bass HENRYDirector of the Office ofInternational Education Georgia Institute of Technology
  43. 43. Ms. Florence RAMILLONHead of the International Relations Office ICN Business School Nancy-Metz
  44. 44. Ms. Harriet RUSKIN Director of the MBA Program Emory University
  45. 45. SUMMARY DISCUSSION Q&A Dr. John McIntyre, Georgia Tech Mr. Steve Spires, BPI Group Dr. Ginette Chenard, QuebecDelegation Ms. Rose Catherin, ERAI
  46. 46. Networking Lunch1:00 pm – 2:15 pm HOST BPI Group