Two-Part Seminar to Teach Global Competency for Businesses

November 03, 2014

MISSOULA – The University of Montana’s Global Gateway and the Montana World Affairs Council are teaming up to bring the Missoula community the first-ever “Global Competency Certification Seminar for Businesses.”

The two-part seminar will focus on developing a firm understanding of culture; its impact in business communication, collaboration and negotiation; and how to develop strategies for business success when dealing with culturally diverse individuals. It is designed for business owners, employees and individuals who want to enhance their cross-cultural competency.

The seminars will take place in two parts. The first session will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20. The second will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 19. Both seminars will be held at The Loft, located at 119 W. Main St. in downtown Missoula.

Session 1 costs $90 for the public and $70 for Montana World Affairs Council members. 

Session 2 costs $150 for the public and $120 for council members. Registration for both sessions costs $200 for the public and $150 for council members. 

To register or for more information, email Aimee Ryan at

The Montana World Affairs Council is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 2000 by former U.S. Ambassador Mark Johnson dedicated to bringing the world to Montana and Montana to the world. For more information visit or call the Montana World Affairs Council at 406-728-3328. 


Contact: Aimee Ryan, Montana World Affairs Council, 406-728-3328,