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    MVHRA Meeting - Presentation: "Is it Possible to Train Effectively in Spite of Cultural and Language Differences?"

    Date: March 2, 2016, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Great River Medical Center - Blackhawk Room
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    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm Great River Medical Center Blackhawk Room

    “Is it possible to train effectively in spite of cultural and language differences?”

    Presented by

    Orlando Gil, President, TCTS Global LLC

    MVHRA members will be presented with a simple, yet effective, approach to training that will help managers and supervisors train their employees in spite of cultural and/or language differences. By discussing these approaches, and sharing from his own experiences as a trainer, Mr. Gil will encourage attendees to think of training as a process, not an event, and as an investment and not as an expense. Attendees will leave the presentation understanding these approaches will work across cultures and language barriers and that it is possible to train effectively in any industry in spite of cultural and language differences.

    Key Learning Objectives:

    • Understanding what effective training is and how it affects consistent results & performance
    • Training – is it a process or an event?
    • The importance of having specific procedures and protocols in place
    • The generally accepted 5 step method of training – does it really work?
    • How to train effectively in spite of language or cultural differences

    Speaker’s Background & Experience

    Orlando Gil owns and operates TCTS Global LLC, a consulting company that helps businesses “bridge the gap” with Latino talent in agricultural and food related industries as they meet their training and communication needs.

    With over 20 years of experience as a trainer, his corporate work experience includes working as Training Manager and Recruiting Director for Kerber Companies in NW, Iowa; Training Production Manager for Seaboard Foods and the Pig Improvement Company, where he held a variety of positions in training and customer support. Prior to his experience in the agricultural industry, Orlando worked in the restaurant business in both management and training positions, and owned and managed a restaurant in Oklahoma. His training experience includes design and development of training manuals, implementation of training programs as well as facilitating leadership and technical training courses in the swine industry. A native of Venezuela, Orlando came to the United States to further his education. He attended Oklahoma State University and received B.S. degrees in Animal Science and Agronomy.

    As a certified Pork Quality Assurance Plus and Transport Quality Assurance advisor for the National Pork Board, he helps support the Pork industry’s efforts to maintain a safe, high quality supply of pork by certifying training farm operators in quality assurance programs. Orlando is also co-founder and past organizer of the Latinos in Agriculture Leaders Conference, which provides a national platform to discuss how to capitalize Hispanic talent in Agriculture.

    HRCI Approved for 1 (General) PHR/SPHR Recertification Credit Hour

    SHRM Approved for 1 SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Professional Development Credit

    “The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.

    It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.”