Franklin University | Frasch Hall
201 South Grant Ave | Columbus, OH 43215
Speaker: Brad Gosche
Today’s global economy demands that all professionals are able to interact with people from different cultural backgrounds in order to build effective and successful working relationships.
The Columbus Council on World Affairs offers a training session to develop cross-cultural competence for professionals. The session reveals a comprehensive framework for understanding how cultures differ in order to ensure sustainable cross-cultural acumen as individuals confront the challenges of interacting with others from across the globe and here in our own global community.
—Kenny McDonald, President & CEO | Columbus 2020
Columbus Council on World Affairs
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.