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April 5, 2016, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Global Fluency Training

Franklin University, Frasch Hall

422/423201 South Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

Speaker: Doug Matthews, Suzie Arehart

Global Fluency Training

Today’s global economy demands that employees at every level interact effectively with people from very different cultural backgrounds to build relationships with colleagues, clients and governments. Organizations that embrace this demand win more within their industry sector and attract the talent needed to drive global initiatives and results.

The Columbus Council on World Affairs offers an introductory training session to build cross-cultural competence for all levels in an organization. CCWA’s sessions focus on experiential learning for participants in facilitated group work activities along with information presentations using video and digital resources.

Session Design

• The introductory session provides a comprehensive framework for understanding how cultures
differ to ensure sustainable cross-cultural acumen as individuals confront the challenges of
interacting with other cultures.

Contact Suzie Arehart at [email protected] if you have any questions or prefer another method of payment.

Doug Matthews

Managing Director

Global Fluency Institute


Suzie Arehart

Community Program Manager


Ms. Arehart serves as The Columbus Council on World Affairs’ Director of Business Development and Community Relations, where her primary focus is to build awareness about CCWA’s unique offerings among prospective clients, and develop and maintain relationships with current and past clients. She is a very passionate advocate of the organization’s vision and mission to increase global awareness in the central Ohio region. Ms. Arehart is responsible for planning, marketing, and implementing CCWA’s public programs such as Signature Luncheons, Distinguished lecture series as well as other special opportunity events. She also manages the Council’s highest profile and annual fundraising event, the International Awards Ceremony.

Ms. Arehart is a graduate of City University of Bellevue, Washington and Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA. Born and raised in Slovakia and fluent in Slovak and Czech, Ms. Arehart has traveled and worked in a number of European countries. Prior to joining CCWA, Ms. Arehart worked in higher education where she supported the implementation of new degree programs in various international locations, coordinating pre- and post-launch operations, logistics activities, strategic design and staff development.

Ms. Arehart also has more than 8 years of experience of working in the area of Immigration law. Her experience includes assisting with family and employment-based immigration petitions as well as removal proceedings and a number of asylum cases with various immigration law firms around Columbus, OH. Ms. Arehart is passionate about global happenings and international education and currently teaches higher education courses focusing on global issues and international business.