Innovators' Forum: Managing cultural diversity in technical and scientific professions


Event details

Date 29.09.2022
Hour 16:3017:30
Speaker Lionel Laroche
President at MultiCultural Business Solutions Inc.
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
Lionel Laroche, President at MultiCultural Business Solutions Inc.

Lionel received his education in France and the United States and started his career in Canada as an engineer. He worked with technical professionals from all over the world and in Germany and Italy on expatriate assignments. The cultural adaptation process, after immigrating to Canada and working on international assignments for multinational companies, taught him so much that he decided to use the knowledge to help professionals from all over the world to achieve career success and organizations benefit from the opportunities brought by a diverse workforce and the global market.

Over the past fifteen years, Lionel has provided cross-cultural training, coaching and consulting services to over 20,000 people through a wide range of business, government, academic, professional and non-profit organizations in fourteen countries (Canada, the U.S., Bermuda, Mexico, Peru, Belgium, Switzerland, France, the UK, Turkey, UAE, Hong Kong, China and Korea).

Lionel is a thought provoking and educational speaker / facilitator who presented at over 200 conferences and venues across Canada and the United States. He is the author of two books examining the impact of cultural differences on business at the organizational and individual level entitled:
  • Managing Cultural Diversity in Technical Professions
  • Recruiting, Retaining and Promoting Culturally Diverse Employeess
Lionel holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, USA and a "Diplôme d'ingénieur polytechnicien" from the École Polytechnique de Paris, France.

Hybrid Event: SV 1717 and Zoom
Student Special Series
Followed by an aperitif

The C4L Innovators’ Forum is a series of inspirational events where students, academia and industry meet, discuss and examine hot translational topics in various life sciences engineering domains and beyond.

A few times per year, speakers from industry, start-up, bodies etc will introduce the subject with 30min of presentation followed by an interactive QA session and round table discussion.

As many of our graduates take up a job in industry, this Forum aims to discuss relevant subjects for students, PhD students, Postdocs and upcoming start-ups and guide toward a successful career in industry or as an entrepreneur.

Students are specially invited to join!


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free
  • This event is internal


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  • Joanna Rusnok

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