Franklin University, Frasch Hall
201 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215
Speaker: Brad Gosche
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.
• 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.
The Global Fluency Institute
Mr. Gosche leads and manages CCWA’s Global Fluency Institute, which comprises both the Global Scholars Diploma program as well as the Global Fluency Professional Training program. Mr. Gosche’s vast global experiences and passion for education both inform and support CCWA’s mission to increase global awareness and global competence throughout central Ohio.
Mr. Gosche earned his B.A. in International Studies and B.A. in French from Miami University and completed his graduate work through the Université François Rabelais in Tours, France and Bowling Green State University, earning an M.A. in French Language, Literature, and Culture, an M.A. in Linguistics, and a Graduate Certificate in TESOL.
Born and raised in Ohio, Mr. Gosche’s life and career have taken him all around the world, having lived and worked in Boston, France, China, and Seattle among others. Mr. Gosche has a wealth of experience in global education, with expertise in curriculum design, student development, and overseas program design. Throughout his career, Mr. Gosche has served as a classroom teacher of French, Linguistics, and ESL, Program Manager for Study Abroad, Director of Global Travel Initiatives, Global Programs Director, and has led many student trips and educational programs throughout Europe, Asia, Oceania, and Africa. Mr. Gosche is a passionate international educator and avid language-learner, fluent in French, conversational in German, and having studied various levels of Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.