LPGA Developmental Tour to Focus on More Than Golf
Duramed FUTURES Tour Teams up with Language Training Center to Host Cross Cultural Seminar
In partnership with the LPGA, Language Training Center (LTC), based in Indianapolis, Indiana will host their second cross-cultural seminar with the Duramed FUTURES Tours players and staff on July 27, 2010. The LPGA’s Cross-Cultural Development Program, under which LTC activates, was developed with an eye toward offering language-based and cross cultural communication assistance to assist LPGA professionals as they travel the globe to compete in front of their fans, media and sponsors.
Two days before the Alliance Bank Golf Classic in Syracuse, New York, LTC will meet with the LPGA rookies near the tournaments host course, Drumlins Country Club, to define, teach, and practice cross cultural differences and similarities. The Duramed FUTURES Cross Cultural Training will assist the girls in making a good impression on fans, sponsors, and the media by identifying who each rookie is, what the casual observer sees, and how core values impact their behavior on and off the course. In doing so, LTC will focus on five cross cultural focal points, which include:
- Key cultural values
- Global leader influencers
- Five points of a celebrity
- Strategies for being attractively polite in the LPGA
- International body language
These focal points will allow LTC to coach the rookies through thinking about what impression they are leaving with observers and other players. LTC will also challenge the ladies to consider how differing outlooks affect them on the course.
As the LPGA and Duramed FUTURES players continue to diversify the playing field, LTC’s cross cultural seminars are a great way to for the ladies to come together and learn what behaviors are internationally accepted and those that are not. This not only helps the players communicate better with each other, but also with their fans, the media, and their sponsors, both present and future.
About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 1,700 members representing 29 different countries. With a vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe. The Duramed FUTURES Tour serves as the official developmental tour of the LPGA, consistently producing a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. Find out more by visiting www.LPGA.com.
About Language Training Center
Language Training Center has served thousands of companies, organizations and individuals for the past 18 years, by helping clients’ bridge communication gaps, improve efficiency and expand their reach. LTC provides language training, cross cultural training, interpretation, translation, and most recently, language assessment and interpreter training. LTC has gained a reputation for high-quality, customized services and has worked with many companies locally, as well as around the world. LTC hosts programs in China, Europe, and in over 25 states in the US. Find out more by contacting us.