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Michael A. Tighe

Freelancer, Intensifying the effectiveness of virtual interactions, virtual-teamwork.com

Wuppertal, Germany

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Professional experience for Michael A. Tighe

  • Current , since Sep 1984

    Intensifying the effectiveness of virtual interactions

    virtual-teamwork.com

    Recognised specialist in the fields of: - cross-cultural virtual leadership and teamwork - interactive learning design - live online event design and facilitation

  • 4 months, Sep 2020 - Dec 2020

    University docent for Intercultural Management, virtual format (Bachelor-level)

    Hochschule Fresenius online plus GmbH

    Virtual university docent for Intercultural Management, pure virtual format (Bachelor-level)

  • 5 months, Aug 2020 - Dec 2020

    Virtual event design and facilitation, pure virtual format (project)

    GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

    GEO-LDN Competition “Designing A Land Use Planning Solution for Land Degradation Neutrality” A multi-event, international competition including inputs from competitors, judges, experts, users and competition team. -Assess needs -Define objectives for engaging competition events -Co-design interactive elements -Co-create a highly dynamic, memorable virtual experience -Implement design live online with client, competitors, co-moderators, and participants -Liaise with stakeholders for next steps

  • 3 months, Sep 2020 - Nov 2020

    Virtual event design and facilitation, pure virtual format (project)

    United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

    "Meeting of the Bureau of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST) of the Fourteenth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP)" & "12th meeting of the Science-Policy Interface (SPI)" -Assess needs -Define objectives for productive workshops -Co-design interactive elements -Co-create a highly dynamic, memorable virtual experience -Implement design live online with clients, and participating scientists -Liaise with stakeholders for next steps

  • 1 month, Sep 2020 - Sep 2020

    Virtual event coach, pure virtual format (project)

    Conservation International

    "OceanFrontCHANGE" A three-day virtual scientific meeting with team lead, guest speakers and interactive plenary discussions -Assess needs -Conduct intensive online coaching sessions with lead scientists -Review planned agendas and provide feedback to increase interactivity -Liaise with clients and wrap up

  • 1 month, Sep 2020 - Sep 2020

    Virtual event design and facilitation, pure virtual format (project)

    GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

    "GIZ Serbia Country Planning 2020 Review" A two-day virtual country planning conference with team lead, VIP speakers, plenary discussions and working breakout groups. -Assess needs -Define objectives for working conference -Co-design interactive elements -Co-create a trust-building and results-oriented virtual experience -Implement the design live online -Coordinate and facilitate the plenary discussions and working group breakout sessions -Liaise stakeholders for wrap up and next steps

  • 1 year and 9 months, Jan 2019 - Sep 2020

    Virtual training design and implementation, pure virtual format (project)

    Covestro

    “Leadership Foundation: Virtual Leadership Impulse / Virtueller Führungsimpuls” Designed to give young leaders a comprehensive overview of the most important success factors when leading virtual intercultural teams. -Assess needs -Define objectives for intensive 90-min session -Co-design interactive elements -Co-create a highly dynamic virtual experience -Implement the design live online -Organize partner learning -Liaise with client for wrap up and next steps

  • 1 month, Aug 2020 - Aug 2020

    Virtual event design and facilitation, pure virtual format (project)

    GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

    "BMZ Virtual Lessons Learned Workshop on Urban Displacement" Two-day virtual international conference with VIP speakers, plenary discussions and breakout groups sponsored by the BMZ. -Assess needs -Define objectives -Co-design interactive elements -Co-create a highly-productive virtual experience focussing on lessons learned -Implement design live online -Coordinate and facilitate plenary discussions and working group breakout sessions -Liaise with stakeholders for wrap up and next steps

  • 1 year and 2 months, May 2019 - Jun 2020

    Virtual training design and implementation, pure virtual format (project)

    GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

    "Designing interactive online workshops" For members who need to learn to support colleagues in acquiring digital literacy competencies and accompany change processes. -Assess needs -Define objectives -Co-design interactive elements -Co-create a dynamic and "hands on" virtual experience -Implement the design live online -Co-author support materials -Organize peer-to-peer learning -Engage in coaching sessions -Liaise with clients for wrap up and next steps

  • 1 year and 5 months, Feb 2019 - Jun 2020

    Virtual training design and implementation, pure virtual format (project)

    GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

    "Learning Café: How to facilitate interactive online workshops An introductory impulse to create interactive online workshops -Assess needs -Define objectives -Co-design interactive elements -Co-create an intensive, highly interactive virtual experience -Implement the design live online with clients -Co-author support materials -Liaise with clients for wrap up and next steps

  • 1 month, May 2020 - May 2020

    Virtual event design and facilitation, pure virtual format (project)

    GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

    "Meet and greet the EU Ambassador to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam" A live online celebratory event with Ambassador Vincent Piket and Alumni of EU programs on Europe Day 2020. -Assess needs -Define objectives -Co-design interactive elements -Co-create dynamic virtual experience focussing on community building -Execute trial run -Implement the design live online with client, co-moderators, the Ambassador and other VIP speakers -Liaise with clients for wrap up and next steps

  • 3 months, Mar 2020 - May 2020

    Virtual event design and facilitation, pure virtual format (project)

    World Meteorological Organization

    "GEO-LDN Online User Consultation Workshop on Data Quality Standards” and "GEO-LDN DQS User Workshop" A four-day virtual international workshop with VIP speakers, plenary discussions and working breakout groups. -Assess needs -Define objectives -Co-design interactive elements -Design for a dynamic virtual experience -Implement the design live online -Liaise with stakeholders for wrap up and next steps

  • 4 months, Sep 2019 - Dec 2019

    University docent for Intercultural Management, in-person format (Bachelor)

    Hochschule Fresenius

    University docent for Intercultural Management, in-person format (Bachelor)

  • 1 year and 8 months, Apr 2018 - Nov 2019

    Virtual team training design and implementation, pure virtual format (project)

    Covestro

    "Virtual Intercultural Teamwork@PCS" Strategic account managers with functional responsibility for globally dispersed teams need to improve their cross-cultural, virtual leadership competence. -Assess needs of clients -Define objectives -Co-design and develop interactive elements -Co-create a dynamic virtual experience -Implement the design live online -Conduct team shadow sessions -Liaise with client for wrap up and next steps

  • 2 years and 2 months, Oct 2017 - Nov 2019

    Virtual training implementation, in-person format (project)

    Bayer

    "Mahlzeit How are you?" A one-day, F2F training program focuses on leveraging differences and commonalities between USA and German cultural orientations. Designed by Whitney Breer. -Clarify needs -Implement the Whitney Breer's design F2F -Organize and conduct trainer, client feedback -Gather feedback and evaluate performance -Liaise with clients and designer for wrap up and next steps

  • 3 years and 3 months, Sep 2016 - Nov 2019

    Cross-cultural Competence Training: USA-Germany, in-person format (project)

    QVC Handel S.à r.l. & Co. KG

    "Cross-cultural Competence Training: USA-Germany, UK, Italy and France" An intensive F2F cross-cultural awareness and communications training with focus on key QVC partner national cultures. -Assess needs -Define objectives -Co-design and develop interactive elements -Create a highly dynamic F2F experience with tangible take aways -Implement the design F2F -Gather feedback and evaluate performance -Liaise with clients for wrap up and next steps

  • 10 months, Jan 2019 - Oct 2019

    Team coaching, program design and implementation, hybrid format (project)

    GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

    "Digital fit team" A team lead and team set the goal of becoming digitally fit, i.e. to professionalize their digital literacy and to learn to work together and communicate more effectively and enjoyably in virtual environments. -Assess needs -Define objectives -Co-design interactive elements -Co-create a highly practical and "hands on" virtual and hybrid experience -Implement the design live online -Co-author support materials -Liaise with clients for wrap up and next steps

  • 1 month, Sep 2019 - Sep 2019

    Cross-cultural virtual teamwork coaching, in-person format (project)

    Mission Talent Recruitment

    "Strengthening Feedback Culture across Cultures" Team wants to work on improving feedback culture in team. -Assess needs -Define objectives -Design and develop interactive elements -Create a highly practical and trusting building experience -Implement the design f2f with client and participants -Gather feedback and evaluate performance -Liaise with clients for wrap up and next steps

  • 6 months, Jan 2019 - Jun 2019

    Virtual training optimization, pure virtual format (project)

    GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

    "Foundations of GIZ Communications" A live online training program needs optimization based on participant, trainer team and client feedback. -Assess needs -Define objectives -Co-develop and modify interactive elements -Organize and conduct trainer, client feedback rounds, conduct Q & A -Implement the modified design -Engage in coaching session to support trainers in live online methodology -Liaise with clients for wrap up and next steps

  • 6 years and 1 month, Jun 2013 - Jun 2019

    University docent, Cross-cultural Competence, in-person format (Master)

    Universität Duisburg-Essen

    University docent, Cross-cultural Competence and Communications, in-person format (Master)

Educational background for Michael A. Tighe

  • 1 year and 8 months, Oct 1986 - May 1988

    Communications: Languages

    University of Cologne

    German Italian English

  • 3 years and 10 months, Sep 1980 - Jun 1984

    Liberal and Fine Arts

    University of Hartford

    Psychology English Studies Photography Videography Contemporary Theory

Languages

  • English

    First language

  • German

    Fluent

  • Spanish

    Basic

  • French

    Basic

  • Italian

    Basic

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