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World Wise – Working in a World that is Local, Global, In Person, and Virtual

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Working in a World that Is Local, Global,
In Person and Virtual

In today’s global business environment success depends as much on the building personal relationships as it does on technical expertise. However, working with clients, partners, consultants from around the world may not be easy. Backgrounds, cultures and approach to doing business vary. In addition we now engage virtually even more than in person. Building connections is challenging but not impossible.

At the conclusion of this interactive program participants will be aware of:

  • The key characteristics of cultural groups around the world.
  • Three things to avoid during a virtual meeting.
  •  How differing styles of communicating, decision making and relationship building can impact virtual meetings as well as in person meetings.
  • Five No Touch Greetings to replace the traditional handshake.


Lanie Denslow
Principal, World Wise Intercultural Training & Resources
Workshops | Coaching |  Presentations

Lanie Denslow is the Founder and Principal of World Wise Intercultural Training & Resources, a company dedicated to expanding awareness of how culture and protocol shape business practices around the world.

She also served as the Director of International Affairs for The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) and is a Past President of Protocol & Diplomacy International a global organization of protocol professionals.
Lanie conducted seminars for global business leaders and organizations in the US, China, Germany, Russia and England. In 2019 and 2020 she was a keynote speaker at the Global Etiquette Training & Education conference in Shanghai, China.

Her clients include Spott, Lucey & Wall, Inc, Hood & Strong LLP, Mowat Mackie & Anderson, Hoge-Fenton, Arent Fox LLP, Tucker Ellis LLP, Moss Adams, the Port of Los Angeles, U.S. Department of Commerce, UK Trade & Investment, Celegene Corporation, Otsuka America Inc., the Trade Commission of Australia, and Peterbilt Corporation.

She is the author of World Wise: What to Know Before You Go (Fairchild Books) and co -author of Working with Americans (Routledge, London) both internationally recognized for their practical insights regarding how culture influences business.

Lanie is a graduate of the Protocol School of Washington and holds a BS degree from Antioch University and both a Masters of International Business and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

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Event Details:


Tuesday, December 8th

Noon – 1:00 PM  Greeting/Presentation
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Networking



CPE Credits

One (1.0) CPE credit available. Field of Study: TBD

FEI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Questions regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website,



Registration is closed, please contact Micky at [email protected] for questions.