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Cross-cultural Training

Holly Dahlstrom ’12, Training Coordinator, PATH

Holly DahlstromHolly Dahlstrom: Global Development Studies major

A single-use syringe that prevents disease from contaminated needles. Fortified rice for malnourished children. A new meningitis vaccine. These are among the latest innovations developed by Seattle-based nonprofit PATH. And for more than 1,100 employees to do their jobs effectively and efficiently, they need access to on-the-job training. That’s where Holly Dahlstrom comes in. As a training coordinator for human resources, she helps employees gain skills such as project management and leadership development.

Her global development classes at SPU and an internship in Rwanda provided good preparation for the complexities of working cross-culturally.

“These people work in 70 countries around the world, but treat those cultures all with individual care and dedication,” she says. “It’s a huge blessing to be a part of that.”

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