Future Leadership: How to Lead a Successful Multicultural Research Team

Leading a team of people from diverse cultural backgrounds is one of the most challenging but rewarding jobs in the world. When you enjoy the dynamic and creativity from your team, its diversity might also breed miscommunication and even conflict, particularly when your team works remotely. A competent leader therefore needs to know how to arm themselves with intercultural leadership competencies to avoid these pitfalls. 


Date and time:

27 October 2021 | 5 pm – 7:30 pm Amsterdam time


Registration: ??



This workshop is for you if:

  • You are a research institution faculty or team lead from the public or the private sector 
  • You are a researcher who wants to be a future leader in a multicultural team  
  • You are an HR of a research institution eager to develop your intercultural leadership competencies 


In this workshop you will learn about:

  • Cultural differences regarding communication and feedback 
  • Understand your team personality and develop an appropriate leadership style 
  • Recognise and solve misunderstandings and conflicts caused by cultural differences 


About the trainer: 

Yu-Xuan Lu is a researcher, leader and intercultural trainer currently based in Germany. He has been actively working on intercultural communication, network management and science policy for 5 years.

Originally from China, he moved to Germany in 2014 and spent some time in the UK in between. As a researcher and leader, he works closely with researchers, administrative staff and stakeholders around the globe. On top of these experiences, Yu-Xuan founded and directed two international networks for researchers over time and served as a board member on working and leadership culture in the research institution. These experiences give him a depth of insights of leading and managing multicultural teams.

Yu-Xuan is a certified intercultural trainer from the European Institute for Intercultural Development and holds a PhD degree in molecular biology as well as a certificate in psychological counselling. Away from work he enjoys photographing and traveling with his family to experience various cultures and interact with diverse groups across the globe.



This 2,5 hours workshop is FREE of charge, nevertheless in exchange we will be asking you to deliver an honest and constructive feedback by the end of the session. Please note that recordings of this workshop will not be available.