As new and global challenges arise, leaders are seeing the need to create balanced and inclusive strategies to leverage multicultural talent and resources for future growth.

This one-day training will introduce Sino Associates' 3A Global Leadership© model for leading intercultural teams: Awareness, Adaptation and Access.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to identify how culture plays a critical role in business and team interactions; adapt traditional tools to fit and work within a new cultural context to achieve greater business results; and begin to identify the best talent and organisational opportunities for continued growth.

The workshop will include interactive case studies, skills practise and participant sharing to create an engaging training where the skills can be applied back at work.


  • Introduction, Ice Breaker, and 3A Global Leadership Model - Share best practices and experiences
  • 3A Model – Awareness
  • Awareness: Market, Organization, and Style Matrix - Active Curiosity Application: Describing and building curiosity using Market, Organization, and Workstyle factors
  • Awareness: Cultural styles and CSI cultural dimensions - Mapping out national cultural and individual cultural styles to assess gaps and similarities
  • 3A Model – Adaptation
  • Common competencies that leaders must adapt to and barriers that prevent adaptation
  • 3A Model – Access
  • Global Leadership Access: Involving and including others in company Culture and Strategy
  • 3A Global Leadership Action Plan

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is aimed for leaders who have global and multicultural roles and responsibilities.


  • John Dorris (CCO at Sino Associates)

    John Dorris

    CCO at Sino Associates

    John is a Founder and the Chief Cultural Officer of Sino Associates with more than 19 years of training, coaching, and facilitation experience in Asia, including 17 years of leadership development experience in China. John has developed tens of thousands of professionals in leadership practices across Asia and North America with a focus on Global Leadership and coaching leaders transitioning to new roles.
    John is certified in 12 standard cross-cultural tools including assessments and training courses covering all major academic and business settings. His signature workshop on Diversity and Inclusion has been highly praised by fortune 100 companies, embassies and consulates across Asia.
    His Global Leadership courses prepare leaders to create impact and drive results on international teams and leverage proprietary tools such Sino’s VAE and 3A. He has worked with supervisor to executive level leaders from every corner of the world to be more effective and strategic in multinational organizations.
    John brings a wealth of knowledge to his clients through his rich international background having lived and worked in nine countries. Beyond to providing services to corporate clients, John has served as an APEC speaker on global balance in business and as an adjunct professor for HKU and Duke University on the topics of leadership and coaching.
    John 是赛诺公司创始人之一兼首席文化官,在亚洲有超过19年的培训、教练以及引导经验,其中17年在中国进行领导力发展工作。他曾为亚洲及北美的数万名企业中高层管理者提供教练和咨询,聚焦于帮助他们提高跨国领导力,并为接任新职位的领导者提供教练服务。
    他拥有跨12个标准跨文化工具认证,涵盖了所有主要学术领域和商业环境认可的重要跨文化评估和培训课程。他的核心课程–“多样化和包容性”(Diversity & Inclusion),获得了世界100强企业以及驻亚洲大使、领事的高度认可。
    John 能够向客户传递丰富的知识,得益于他的多元化背景。他的生活和工作足迹遍及9个国家和地区:出生于新加坡,受教于美国外交之家,后来在亚洲、美国以及中东长大成人。他在美国和欧洲研究跨文化解决方案,并精通英语、国语和意大利语。

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Please use your own name and email when registering for a training session. Additional fees may apply if you fail to register under your own identity. 

A prepayment is required for all full-day training sessions. 


Half-day session training vouchers cannot be used for full-day training programs.


Member Ticket
Early Bird Price RMB 2,650
Member Price RMB 3,650
Member Company Employee Ticket
Early Bird Price RMB 2,650
Standard Price RMB 3,650
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 4,650

Early Bird tickets stop selling on October 2, 2020. 


  • All registrations shall be made online before the session. For full-day sessions, payment also shall be made before the session.
  • For full-day sessions, AmCham Shanghai members are eligible to attend at "Member Rate"; Employees who work at AmCham Shanghai member companies are eligible to attend at "Employee Rate"; Non-members are eligible to attend at "Non-Member Rate".
  • Limited spaces are available and attendance will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
Walk-in and Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellation: If you need to cancel your registration, please notify David Ma at (86 21) 6169 3016 or email david.ma@amcham-shanghai.org at least two weeks prior to the session for a full refund. Cancellation made within two weeks before the session will not be refundable.


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center (Xintiandi)

27F, Infinitus Tower

No.168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District

Shanghai, China

If you have any questions please contact David Ma

Contact Organizer

+86 61693016

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