The Project Management Club’s conferences on multiculturalism

14 December 2018

The club invites you to two events in January 2019, focusing on:
"Multicultural management within a project context".
Join us to discuss about cultures and the ability to adapt to cross-cultural life and work situations.

The SKEMA Alumni Project Management Club organises various quarterly events to share experiences, methods and other news with professionals working in managerial and project management roles.


Wednesday 16 January 2019 at 7 pm - in Paris
"Multicultural teams on a same project - how do you turn the challenge into opportunities?"
Conference in English 
Espace Saint-Martin (Karnak room)
199 bis, rue Saint-Martin 75003 Paris
Registrations (before 14 January)

With special guests:

Robert de Quelen 

Robert de Quelen is a coach and trainer in cross-cultural project management. He has 25 years’ experience in communications consulting. While working for Edelman Public Relations, he set up and managed multicultural teams in France and abroad (Singapore, the Philippines, Great Britain) for major projects. Based in Paris, he implements group coaching techniques such as co-development and Appreciative Inquiry for both big companies and startups. In January 2017, Robert co-founded Asianoveo, a Franco-Asian business community, with Asialyst, the French-language news website covering all of Asia. Robert is a Master Coach certified by the International Coaching Institute and has also trained in Appreciative Inquiry.

Sandra Walker

Sandra Walker is a consultant, trainer and public speaker with some 30 years’ experience abroad (Europe, Middle East and North America). She has successfully developed and run workshops for Academia or corporate clients to iron out communication issues within cross-cultural project teams. Sandra works both in French and English and has extensive experience running training sessions in large groups, but also in conducting one-on-one coaching. She lectures at KEDGE Business School, SKEMA Business School, IDRAC Lyon, and Université Charles de Gaulle. She is also a consultant for the European Training Center. Additionally, she conducts research into optimal approaches to leadership in project teams and coaches managers-in-training through their self-inquiry. Finally, she manages a long-term humanitarian project in North Africa for the development of rural areas and of microcredit for entrepreneurs in developing countries.


Robert Wisnewski

Robby Wisnewski is a senior project manager and PMO manager. He has 10 years’ experience in PMO leadership and project portfolio management. He has managed multicultural teams in the United States, India and France. Today he works for BCD Travel, where he manages a portfolio of 30 projects in some twenty countries. Robby is American and based in Montpellier since 2011. He is certified in PMP, Prince2 and AgilePM. Since September he has also been managing a programme of four projects in three different countries. 



Tuesday 22 January 2019 at 6.30 pm - in Lille
co-working space
104 rue Nationale, Lille
Registrations (before 16 January)

With the participation of SKEMA Business School faculty members: Sandra Walker and Anke Middelmann.


The club is run by several ambassadors in Lille and Paris; we thank them for their support: Magali Cauet (SK 2014), Amélie Willemet (SK 2015), Lamia Moussaoui (SK 2009), Arnaud Frémont (SK 2015), Jean-Charles Hainglaise (SK 1998), Marion Bhagwani-Coural (SK 2016), Johan Mallet (SK 2009) and Zineb El Afdel (SK 2017), Camille Hache (étudiante), Sorin Lazar (SK 2017).




Places are limited, so reserve yours today!