Intercultural training

Globalization and the internet era have progressively erased all borders: we fly low cost, we eat sushi for lunch and spend the evening at a World music festival. Does that mean that we understand Japanese or African culture better?

Superficially we are much more open to the world today through media and the internet but we tend to maintain our cultural value lenses and are still trapped in our own world view.

Cultural training gives you tools to understand how we think and feel and why other people’s behaviour can challenge us.

What is culture?

  • Culture is a construction
  • Culture is acquired through socialisation
  • Culture varies according to individual characteristics (generation, gender, education, profession)
  • Culture can be national, functional, organisational, etc.

You need to:

  • Prepare for an expatriation or a repatriation
  • Negotiate with international counterparts
  • Welcome your international clients or suppliers
  • Create trusting relationships across borders
  • Optimise your presentation for an international audience

Target audience:

  • International assignees and their families (including children)
  • Personnel working regularly across borders
  • HR managers in charge of international assignees

Training modules

  • 1-2 days
  • Individual coaching

Objectives of the training:

  • Understand the notion of culture and how it influences our behaviour
  • Understand our own cultural background
  • Overcoming cultural shock
  • Manage uncertainty or cultural misunderstandings
  • Learning to adapt your communication style to different cultural expectations