Topics: Adult Education/Andragogy, Communication, Corporate/Business Etiquette, Cultural Diversity, Educational Leadership, Graphic/Electronic Design
Areas: Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania
Title: Diversity Champion, Leadership Coach, Communication & Graphics Specialist, Post-Secondary Education Expert
Are you facing cultural, diversity or communication problems in the workplace? Dr. Julio Birman has been providing cross-cultural and educational presentations for corporations and colleges, as well as employee training sessions, for over 10 years. “My passion is sharing stories from real-life experience and seeing my audience learn valuable lessons,” he says. “I’m always looking for new ways to capture people’s imagination.”
Dr. Birman’s engaging talks offer fresh solutions to cultural and linguistic barriers in the workplace, and he’s a sought-after expert on leadership and conflict resolution. Drawing on extensive experience in Cultural Diversity, Post-Secondary Education, Educational Leadership, and Computer Graphics, his interactive talks promise new breakthroughs and solutions for any issue involving diversity, leadership or better communication.
Your audience will gain a fresh perspective on diversity as Dr. Birman illustrates his dynamic talks with stories based on his work-life experiences in both the U.S. and Latin America. He delights in seeing his audience learn and share together, and his presentations are always energetic. Dr. Birman speaks on a range of topics, from doing business in Latin America to how to write an effective lesson plan or master communication in the age of smartphones. Your group will gain innovative solutions that improve communication and leadership in your workplace or institution.
Your audience will leave Dr. Birman’s dynamic presentations with critical knowledge of the do’s and don’ts of interacting with diverse colleagues and students, and with new communication skills that focus on commonalities instead of differences.
What people are saying
“Dr. Julio Birman’s presentation style, real-life stories and enthusiasm have solidified him as one of our most popular presenters.” — Elaine J., Human Resources Administrator
Offered as keynotes, breakouts, seminars or workshops, retreats, trainings and webinars. Julio Birman is also available as a panel guest or moderator.
Keys to Training and Promoting Your Latin American Workers Successfully
How do you overcome cultural and linguistic barriers to reach your most eager employees? Dr. Julio Birman has trained Spanish-speaking employees throughout the Americas for over a decade. In this presentation you’ll learn how to effectively identify, assess, and create pathways to train and promote your foreign-born employees by understanding how they process workplace opportunities through their unique cultural background.
The Chameleon Leader: An Innovative Approach to Situational Leadership
Is your organization stuck in a circular pattern where problem resolution is always met by the one-size-fits-all approach? How do you get your leadership team to break away from the monotonous Autocratic vs. Transformational leadership debate? Dr. Birman’s energetic presentation will help you break free from traditional thinking and embrace an alternative approach to leadership and conflict resolution. You’ll leave this session with practical tips on how to respond and adapt your leadership style to the specific needs of the situation, rather than just reacting to it.
Communicating What You Really Mean in the Age of Smart Phones
Ever sent what you considered a routine business email or text message, only to receive a negative and emotionally charged response from your recipient? If that sounds familiar, then perhaps it’s time to review how we communicate through electronic messages. During this presentation you’ll learn how to effectively translate verbal language into electronic form so that your messages communicate the correct and appropriate meaning. The session will also help you understand why electronic messages may be easily misinterpreted and how they differ significantly from speaking to someone in person.
Dr. Julio Birman was educated in Argentina and the United States. He has been a post secondary educator since 1990 and a Higher Educational Administrator since 2012. His professional experience includes language and cross-cultural business training, as well as Marketing, Creative Services, and Educational Management. Dr. Birman holds degrees in English, Digital Media, Communications, Adult Education, and Educational Leadership. Over the years, he has made significant contributions to various international educational organizations, non-profit organizations, small to medium-size businesses, and Fortune500 corporations.
Dr. Birman is currently a college administrator at Wor-Wic Community College in Maryland. Prior to relocating to the East Coast, he served as Assistant Dean of Academic Success at A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ASDOH) where he developed and taught courses in professionalism for dental students. His tenure also includes leadership roles in the private sector as he recruited and led three marketing communication departments for ACO Polymer Products, Valutek, and DHL Express in Arizona. As adjunct faculty for both the Art Institute of Phoenix and ITT Technical Institute, he developed and taught course curricula in the areas of General Education, Visual Communications, and Interactive Game Design. Dr. Birman has also conceived and implemented Spanish General Education Development (GED) preparation courses as well as numerous continuing and adult basic education programs for community colleges in the states of Michigan and Arizona.
In addition to his experience in the United States., Dr. Birman has lived and worked in many Latin American countries including Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador. He has trained individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds while providing consulting services, language instruction, and cross-cultural training for Berlitz International. During his time in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Birman taught English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, served as Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam administrator, and instructed Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).
“Dr. Julio Birman’s presentation style, real-life stories and enthusiasm have solidified him as one of our most popular presenters.”
– Elaine J., Human Resources Administrator
“I enjoyed Dr. Birman’s enthusiasm and knowledge. You can tell he enjoys sharing his culture with everyone. I found it so interesting!”
— Conrad T., Evening and Weekend Administrator
“… I was also able to share with my family the information that I learned. It actually generated a great conversation with my family and office colleagues.”
— Greg D., Director of Student Engagement
“It was nice to see that this training session introduced many of the same cultural topics as I include in my classes.”
— Marcia G., Spanish Professor