“Culture becomes a critical factor in defining project success, and multi-cultural competence becomes critical for the project manager.”(Source: PMBOK Guide, 5th Edition, Page 21). If you are an expat project manager working, living, or doing projects in Thailand, this presentation should address areas of knowledge that may assist you in working with your fellow local Thai project managers or project team members generally. Thai project managers may also find this informative as the presentation will also look into how people from other cultures behave in different contexts.

During this presentation, participants will learn about the impact that Thai culture ‘plays’ in the workplace. The speaker will look into how most Thai people view other cultures. The presentation is highly interactive and we look forward to a productive and informative discussion. Come prepared!

Will Vattananun

Will Vattananun was born and raised in Thailand.  At the age of 20, he ventured out of his own country in pursuitof his dreams. Will has over 20 years of professional experience in IT project management, training and technical support within large scale IT portfolios, service projects and MIS operations. Throughout his career in IT, he has worked for organizations with cross cultural teams with diverse backgrounds and nationalities (American, Japanese, Australian, German, Chinese, British, French, Swedish, Spanish, Indian, Saudis, Filipinos, Singaporeans, etc).

Will has a Bachelors’ degree from Drexel University in Pennsylvania and holds a Masters’ degree from New York University.  He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®).  Will is currently living in New York, and working part-time for the U.S. Department of Defense as a strategic communications specialist.

This event qualifies for 2 Leadership PDUs. If you are a PMI Thailand Chapter member, these PDUs will be registered for you by the Chapter. If you are not a member, you will have to submit these PDUs yourself. For more information on how to submit PDUs, follow this guideline.