In a world where communication and culture mean everything, we help companies develop the global mindset and cultural competency of their employees.
Global Workforce Development (GWD) programs build the skills and competencies of individual employees and global teams working across cultures to address challenges in team-building, intercultural communication, decision-making, problem solving, project planning, and negotiations.
Smart training for the 21st century workforce.
Our high-impact, thoughtfully customized programs examine business issues, cultural dimensions, and specific strategies to develop implementable best practices and action plans. These programs result in a more culturally aware workforce, agile team partnerships and stronger decision making skills. Our programs offer expertise drawn from 30+ years of experience in the cultural training field, delivered through a network of certified Intercultural Trainers. Instruction is presented in diverse learning formats for today's learner, powered by the leading solutions provider in global mobility and intercultural training.
Training everywhere your workforce is.
With an international network of 280+ certified Intercultural Trainers we meet the workforce development needs of any company and develop plans to lead to further growth, understanding, and success in a complex intercultural world. We use our knowledge and expertise, to create programs tailored to the preferences of each customer through coaching, intensive one-on-one training, small executive sessions, or traditional classroom training.
If you find yourself in one of the following countries while traveling, be sure to make trying these “Can’t Miss Dishes” a cultural priority during your stay. Although the recipes for each of these mouth-watering dishes are included, consuming them in their home country is incomparable to making them at home. So without further ado, let’s get to talking about the world’s best foods:Read more. . .
When you think of France, what comes to mind? The Eiffel Tower, croissants, berets, gourmet cuisine, wine, and fashion are likely a few of your first thoughts. But France is also a major competitive global economy. France has always been an active participant in trade, with both European neighbors and nations across the world. Key industries for the economy of France include: tourism, chemicals, technology, fashion, agriculture, and defense. Historically and culturally, France has been one of the most important influences in the Western world.Read more. . .
For a lot of people, traveling for work every week or a few times a month is just the usual, but it can also feel a bit repetitive at times and a bit daunting for those who are new to work travel. Traveling for work is commonplace for a few friends and family members of mine, so when I had the chance to travel for work myself, I assumed I would know exactly what to do. While I was pretty confident, looking back I could have used some of these simple and creative ideas on how to stay busy and entertained when I wasn’t in the office.Read more. . .
- Who needs cultural competency skills?
- Recently acquired companies or lines of business, financial, legal and business consultative services, customer support and service teams, sales teams, technology teams, multi-location work teams.
“This is an excellent program, very much due to the way it was tailored to fit our specific needs, and because there was ample time for the specific questions, situations, etc. that we are dealing with.”Team Member, Global Engineering Company
63% of CEOs are concerned about the availability of key skills; only 34% feel HR is readying the organization for the challenge. Source: The Economist