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For almost twenty years, Dean Foster, President of Dean Foster Associates, New York, has developed and administered consulting and training interventions that have helped tens of thousands of individuals and organizations meet their global challenges. As founder and former Worldwide Director of Berlitz Cross-Cultural, Senior Vice President of GMAC/Windham Intercultural, and before that as the founder and President of Cross-Cultural Consulting Associates, New York, Dean has played a central role in the development of the field of cross-cultural training and research as a critical international human resource function in most major countries around the world.

His work has spanned the development of models of international negotiations, cross-cultural relocation orientations for adjustment to living and working abroad, cross-cultural team building,

global strategic planning and business briefings on most major cultures.

Currently, he is involved in the application of cross-cultural research, training and consulting in over 50 countries, in areas as diverse as the development of interactive cross-cultural learning products, to conducting on-going cross-cultural research on the impact of global business forms on traditional cultural dimensions.




In his work, he has consulted with most Fortune 500 companies, both in the United States and in most major countries around the globe.

In addition to conducting cross-cultural training around the world, Dean travels to present frequently at major international professional conferences. He is an active member of and a frequent speaker at the annual international conferences of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the International Institute for Human Resources (IIHR), the Global Business Association, the Employee Relocation Council, and other organizations, and a former Executive Board member of the International Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR). A complete list of appearances, conferences and media at which Dean can frequently be seen is available.


Dean has written many articles as well as the book, Bargaining Across Borders, published by McGraw-Hill and voted as one of the top ten business books of the year in 1994 by the American Library Association. Dean's new four-book series, The Global Etiquette Guides, John Wiley & Sons, are available each for Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Dean is Contributing Editor for National Geographic, writing the NGS Travelers' CultureWise monthly column, and is Senior Contributing Editor for the International webpage at Monster.com. Dean is a frequent guest on CNN, CNBC, and radio and television worldwide. Dean is part-time faculty of the College of New Rochelle and the New School for Social Research, New York City, where he also received his master's degree and is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology.




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