FREE EVENT! Mark Hehl - Mastering A Major Complexity of Global Project Management

Event: Mastering a Major Complexity of Global Project Management

Please join PMI Savannah chapter for a special event.

Mark Hehl presenting Mastering a Major Complexity of Global Project Management

Date:  Thursday October 7, 6:30-9:00pm

Location: Virtual (WeEx information will be emailed to all registrants).

PDUs: 2.0 Education -Leadership

Cost: FREE

Open to members and non-members


Senior Consultant, The Desara Group


Cross Border Project Management is becoming a way of life for today’s professionals.  Cross-cultural contact is increasing, creating a greater potential for both conflict and cooperation. Given this rapidly changing environment, the ability to relate to people with varying cultural backgrounds is an essential skill for project managers that play to win.

This program focuses on results-oriented leadership, collaboration and communication with individuals and organizations from different world regions. Going beyond mere tolerance, this program delves deeply into barriers to effective international project management, and provides strategies for building productive international teams.

Presentation Outline

-Globalization and the Changing Role of the Project Manager

-The Importance of Culture Understanding and tailored leadership for Project Success

-A contrast of two dominant world cultures

-Examples of cross cultural faux pas and their negative effect on projects

-Effective communication strategies

-Applying Culture for Successful Projects


To provide project managers with an understanding of different world cultures and proven ways to use this knowledge towards successful projects.

Bio for Mark Hehl

Mark Hehl is a project manager, consultant, public speaker and the author of the book Amusing Confessions of an International Consultant.  His efforts have helped companies successfully set up and improve operations in various countries including India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Korea, The Philippines, France, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, The Dominican Republic, The USA and Ecuador.  These projects have resulted in significant reductions in operating costs along with improved schedule performance, service levels and quality. In recognition of his contributions, the Timex suppliers in China honored him with the award of the Chinese name Ho Man Kai.  

Mr. Hehl holds a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology and a MS Degree in Management from the Polytechnic Institute of New York. Mark is a Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified LEAN Practitioner and has taught Management at Harper College. He has conducted multiple webinars for Industry Week. Mark is a frequent guest on National Public Radio and is listed in the United Who’s Who Executive Directory 2002-2003. He is a contributing author of the book Cases on Globalized and Culturally Appropriate E-Learning         

Mr. Hehl spends a significant amount of time in both Latin America and Asia assisting his clients and their suppliers. He is very familiar with the Latin American and Asian cultures and ways of conducting business there.

Amusing Confessions book

Some recent training/ speaking engagements:

 -Keynote Speaker-PMI Conference-April 2018-Austin

 -APICS International Conference & Expo-October 2012 – Denver

 -PMI Congress –2013 Keynote Speaker,2014 & 2015 Dominican Republic

 -PMI Congress -2016-Panama

 -PMI Conference -2015-PMI Northern Utah

 -SAPICS Conference –2013 – South Africa

 -Keynote Speaker- PMI Conference-August 2012-Recife, Brazil

 -PMI Global Congress-North America-October 2007-Atlanta, GA

 -Keynote Speaker-PMI Indonesia International Symposium and Exhibition- 2011, Bali, Indonesia

 -PMI Global Congress-North America-October 2010-Washington, DC

 -Segundo Congreso de Calidad-June 2007-Quito, Ecuador

 -SNEC PMI Conference-May 2006, 2007, 2009 & 2013-Hartford, CT

 -SME Fabtech Conference-November 2005-Chicago      

 -Industry Week SMART Conference-September 2005- Bloomingdale, IL

 -IPC Conference-October 2005-St. Petersburg, FL     

 -Third China-American Symposium-September 2004-Shanghai, China