Managing the Impact of Cultural Difference on Security
10:00am – 11:00am, Presented by: Lionel Laroche, Ph.D.
Over the past 18 years, Lionel Laroche has provided cross-cultural training, coaching, and consulting services to over 75,000 people in 18 countries. Lionel specializes in helping organizations turn the challenges that often come with cultural differences into a competitive advantage. Lionel has worked with a wide range of organizations, including Fortune 500 Corporations, healthcare organizations, financial institutions and all levels of government. In particular, he has provided training to the security departments of gold mining companies like Kinross Gold and several cybersecurity departments of financial organizations as well as several law enforcement organizations such as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Hamilton Police Services and Calgary 9-1-1. He has written three books: “Danger and Opportunity: Bridging Cultural Diversity for Competitive Advantage” (2013); “Recruiting, Retaining and Promoting Culturally Diverse Employees” (2007) and, “Managing Cultural Diversity in Technical Professions (2002). Born in France, Lionel obtained a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering.