Citizen Diplomacy: How Cities Support Exchange And Build Relationships
April 11, 2017
Hosted by Maureen Metcalf
As part of our series from the Global Ties US conference, this interview features two women who run Global Centers; for Georgia Council for International Visitors and the San Diego Diplomacy Center. As citizens and leaders, we work in a global economic system. Aside from preference or opinion, it is imperative for us to continue to build our understanding of the global systems and the people who participate. Global Ties is an organization whose vision is: peaceful, prosperous world where individuals build enduring relationships through international exchange; and whose mission is to strengthen relationships between individuals and nations by making international exchange programs more effective. This show focuses on how two cities are accomplishing this mission. Many citizens will not leave the US and yet these programs help them develop international relationships and build a global acumen. This is the foundation of citizen diplomacy.
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Ms. Metcalf, Founder, CEO and Board Chair of Metcalf and Associates is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends to transform organizations. She has captured her thirty years of experience and success in an award-winning series of books which are used by public, private and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems and culture with innovative leadership techniques. As a preeminent change agent, Ms. Metcalf has set strategic direction and then transformed her client organizations to deliver significant business results such as increased profitability, cycle time reduction, improved quality, and increased employee effectiveness. For years, she has been willing to share her hard-won insights - through conference speaking, industry publications, radio talk-shows, and video presentations. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com
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