Event Details

Please note that this course will be conducted in Chinese & English.

If you attend meetings with global colleagues, how effective are you? Do you speak up assertively? Do you contribute actively? Do you jump into the discussion with authority?

If you are passive, silent, and sit in a back corner, what do your colleagues think of you? Do you shy away from rocking the boat? When a colleague says something clearly wrong, you don't speak your mind? Is that a formula for success in your company?

Or maybe you come off too aggressively because you tend to use the wrong choice of English phrases to voice your disagreement. When you offend your colleagues, how does that help with building professional relationships?

This half-day training dives into the nitty-gritty "how-to" of speaking up without speaking down when you have meetings and calls with global colleagues. At the end of the training, you will have a toolbox to voice your opinion logically and with authority, to offer encouragement and support, to disagree constructively, and build camaraderie at the same time.

Who Should Attend?

Employees and managers who often participate in cross-cultural discussions, meetings, conference calls or video conferences with global team members.

Course Objectives

The course aims to develop the following competency of the participants:

  • Be strategically prepared for a purposeful discussion with global team members.
  • Be able to participate proactively and articulate their opinions clearly and confidently.
  • Be able to understand the other side's story, and be able to reach agreement with global team members despite differences.

Points of Differentiation

  • We use real situations and real examples from real companies and aim to match the content with the participant's own working environment and experience.
  • We use role-play and simulations with all participants taking all roles during the course, including observation and feedback.

Course Content

This course is a half day training and includes the following modules:

1. It's all about Influencing

  • Common challenges when communicating with global team
  • To what extent do cultural differences matter?
  • The Dao of the meeting: Why does it exist?

2. Meeting Discussion with Global Teams

  • Structure your points concisely
  • Demonstrate assertiveness
  • Agree and disagree politely
  • Effective facilitation for building agreement

3. Telephone/Conference Calls with Global Teams

  • Proactive listening
  • Purposeful conversation
  • Conference call etiquette


1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Training Program
4:30 PM - 5 PM


  • Dr. Hubert Lin

    Dr. Hubert Lin

    Hubert is the Message Coach to help you discover, craft and deliver the message that is meaningful and matters to your business audience. He believes that for an executive to succeed in a presentation and speech, it has to begin with a sound communication strategy. So he brings valuable business insights into your message. This is necessary to analyse the best approach to influence your audience, whether they are management, customers, or investors.

    After attaining his MBA in University of Illinois of Urbana Champaign, Hubert started management consulting experience with Accenture. In this role, he had wide exposure to different industries, functions, and global teams. In the next 12 years, he took on roles in consulting and senior management positions in managing teams and projects in the US, UK, Singapore, and China.

    Hubert is in the business of developing people as a trainer, and coach in the area of communication. As a corporate trainer, his past clients include VW, Microsoft, Roche, Shell, Gilead, Novo Nordisk, Swire Societe General, Loreal, Hulu, Intel, TE connectivity, Cargill, Wacker Chemical, Schneider Electronics, Baxter, and etc.

    Hubert is an US citizen, and has been working in China since 2004.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a training for which you have registered, please cancel your registration no later than five business days prior to the training. If you fail to notify AmCham China of your cancellation in a timely fashion, you will be charged for training costs. To cancel you can: 1) email training@amchamchina.org, or 2) cancel online if you registered for the training through the website. Your cooperation in this matter supports AmCham China in maintaining the quality of its trainings and is appreciated by your fellow members and the organization.


Employee of Member Company

Please register and pay before November 27.

Standard Price RMB 850

Please register and pay before November 27.

Standard Price RMB 1,000


Mandela Room, wework

Floor 5, Gate 5, Pacific Century Place, 2A Workers' Stadium North Road
北京市朝阳区工体北路甲2号盈科中心5号门5层 wework

Beijing, Chaoyang District, China

If you have any questions please contact Caroline Wang

Contact Organizer

+86 108519-0892

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