Centre for Global Workforce Strategy

IHRM Webinar Series: How to Build Cultural Agility


Developing Cultural Agility presented by Paula Caligiuri
IHRM Webinar Series #10: Developing Cultural Agility presented by Paula Caligiuri

How to Build Cultural Agility

About the Presentation

Cultural agility is the ability to work comfortably and effectively with people from different cultures. Based on her research and consulting, Paula Caligiuri will share training and development approaches that have worked to foster cultural agility.

This session will be moderated by Marion Festing, Professor of Human Resource Management and Intercultural Leadership at ESCP Business School, Berlin, Germany.

About the Speaker

Paula Caligiuri is a D’Amore-McKim School of Business Distinguished Professor of International Business and Strategy at Northeastern University. She is a work psychologist dedicated to helping companies, business teams, and executives become effective in today’s complex global environment.

Researching in the areas of expatriate management, global leadership development, and cultural agility, Paula has authored or co-authored several articles and books – including Cultural Agility: Building a Pipeline of Successful Global Professionals and Build Your Cultural Agility. Her research is published in international business, human resource management, and psychology journals, including Journal of International Business, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of World Business, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and International Journal of Intercultural Relations. She has served as an Area Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies and as a Senior Editor for the Journal of World Business.

Through TASCA Global, Paula works extensively with leading organizations and universities on the development of individuals’ culturally agility. She has been a frequent expert guest on CNN and CNN International and is an instructor for a LinkedIn Learning course entitled Managing Globally. In 2021, Paula was named a semi-finalist for the Forbes “50 over 50” for co-founding a public benefit corporation, Skiilify, to help foster cultural understanding more broadly.

Paula holds a Ph.D. from Penn State University in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and is a Fellow in both the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Academy of International Business.


This event is part of a IHRM Webinar Series, organized by the Centre for Global Workforce Strategy at Simon Fraser University (Canada), the Penn State Center for International Human Resource Studies (USA), and ESCP Business School (Europe).

Watch the previous IHRM Webinar Series installments on our YouTube Channel.

This event will be hosted on Zoom.

Zoom event access information will be provided all registered attendees 24 hours, and 1 hour, prior to the event start.

For inquires about this event, please contact: beedie-events@sfu.ca.