Charisse started with IOR over a decade ago as an intercultural trainer and in 2008, accepted a full-time position as Manager of Intercultural Training. In her new role as Director of Intercultural Training, Charisse is responsible for managing IOR’s global cultural trainer network, maintaining and updating IOR’s proprietary training curriculum, continuously improving program quality and driving the growth of the business. Charisse has lived in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Morocco and Ethiopia and has worked in various industries including manufacturing, education and non-profit sectors.
“We are excited that Charisse has agreed to take on the role of Director of Intercultural Training. Charisse has extensive experience in cultural training and talent development combined with strong management and leadership skills,” commented Rob Burns, IOR’s Chief Executive Officer. “This move also reflects the strategic importance of aligning global mobility and talent management, an area where IOR provides unparalleled solutions for clients. Charisse will work closely with IOR’s Director of Global Talent Management, Dr. Mark Frederick, to offer innovative talent development solutions that provide companies with measurable results for their global mobility programs.”
Charisse holds a BA degree in Sociology / Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Master's in Adult Education from National Louis University, Chicago, and she has studied French, Hebrew, Moroccan Arabic, and Japanese. Charisse is also trained in several intercultural assessment instruments and is an ASTD-certified Workplace Learning and Performance Coach.
IOR Global Services is a leading provider of global mobility and talent management solutions designed to advance employee effectiveness across cultures. The company takes a personal approach delivering destination services, language training and translation, intercultural training and assessment tools. IOR provides unrivaled efficiency and quality for its clients through responsiveness, flexibility, and problem-solving capabilities. IOR’s Intercultural Training provides clients with a complete range of solutions including flexible on-line training and coaching and highly-customized face-to-face programs including country-specific business resources.