One day when I was a student in graduate school, the professor asked the
class to discuss whether there was enough culture and race in our counseling
psychology curriculum. To my surprise, several classmates claimed
that since we had a cross-racial counseling course, there was sufficient
attention given to these issues. I countered that, other than the minorities,
few students took this course, and voiced my feeling that issues of
culture and race needed to be integrated into every class.
The development of these skills is not a simple task, and can only be achieved after some
years of experience in multicultural teams. To reduce the time to master these skills, and improve
the likelihood of success in a first global project, you can attend “soft-skills” training sessions and
request coaching from more experienced global project managers.
The importance of psychology and health, multiculturalism,
and a focus on strengths and positive psychology are
the dynamic issues of psychology in this new millennium.
These central issues in psychological research and practice
today form the backbone of the Handbook of Girls’ and
Women’s Psychological Health. To encounter all three integrated
into a handbook on women and girls is like fantasizing
a feast and having it appear on your table.
With globalization comes an increased interaction between people of different countries and
an increase in the need to deal with cultural differences. A project manager needs to understand his
or her own culture and the cultures of the project stakeholders.
The key to success in international business is the sincere desire to integrate into a new and
Being part of a multicultural team has a lot of advantages like accumulating a lot of skills,
beliefs and experiences that help make us unique.