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GBUS 330: X-Culture project: X-Culture at CSB and SJU

This guide will help you with your X-Culture project in GBUS 330..

X-Culture with CSB and SJU Global Business Leadership

X-Culture Website

What is X-Culture?

  • An experience providing online training for cross-cultural collaboration.
  • International teams of 7 students, from 7 different countries.
  • Over several months teams work together on a global business project.
  • Upon successful completion of the project, students receive X-Culture certificates.
  • Top teams have the opportunity to present their work at the international X-Culture Symposium

CSB and SJU Facilitator: Deborah Pembleton


X-Culture for CSB and SJU Students

Students taking Prof. Deborah Pembleton's International Organizational Behavior course (GBUS 330) will be able to apply for and enroll in X-Culture Training as CSB and SJU Affiliated Students:

  • Most X-Culture trainees are students who take a course at their university where X-Culture is a required or optional part of the course. These trainees to not need to submit individual X-Culture applications and pay the participation fee - the application and the participation fee will be covered by their course instructor.

How it Will Work:

  • Once you enroll in the X-Culture Training, you will receive all X-Culture training materials and program instructions.
  • You will be required to review the materials and complete the X-Culture Readiness test. Only students who successfully pass the Readiness Test will be allowed to participate in the project.
  • After you pass the Readiness Test, you will be placed on a global virtual team. Typically, the teams are comprised of 6-8 trainees, each coming from a different country.
  • The teams will be presented with an international business challenge and have about two months to develop a solution.
  • There will be weekly deadlines that the teams have to meet. Each team member will receive a personal email with a link to the weekly progress update survey and will have to report if the team has completed that week’s task.
  • At the end of the project, the teams will present their challenge solutions in a form of team reports. The reports will be evaluated by at 6-7 independent experts.
  • Based on the expert evaluations, best teams will be awarded the X-Culture Best Team Awards.
  • Additionally, individual performance records and peer evaluations will be used to select each season’s Best Student Award recipients.

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