Presenter: Medard Gabel
Length: 45 minutes - 1 hour
Availability: By Request
Audience: Grades 8-12; Adult
About the Program:
Globalization has changed everything, and continues doing so. Globalization has made the world smaller by substituting speed, connection and complexity for distance. It has interconnected everything with everything else in ever more effective and profound ways, linking you to the world. What does this mean for your students and the world?
Globalization 101 begins with a short (2.5 minute) movie that provides a global perspective on the problems of the world. Globalization is then defined and presented within a historical context. Various facets of globalization (economic, technologic, cultural, political, environmental) are gone over. How we measure globalization and where it is taking us are presented. Students are engaged in a discussion of what they think globalization is and what it means for them—in terms of the importance of continuing their education, global competition, jobs, friends and opportunities.
Medard Gabel has designed and delivered exciting, involving and interactive programs around the world for GM, IBM, Motorola and over thirty other Fortune 100 companies, as well as the UN, World Bank, U.S. Congress and other governments. He is the author of six highly praised books on global affairs, energy, food, and corporate enterprise. Mr. Gabel is CEO of BigPictureSmallWorld, a company that develops and delivers high impact educational programs on critical topics for event planners, corporations and organizations around the world. His other company, BigPicture Consulting, helps corporations meet real world needs in emerging markets in profitable ways.
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