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.
The work environment can get intense when a deal is being negotiated across cultures. For business travelers, it is helpful to know that there are aspects of a culture called "dimensions" that indicate how the local mindset impacts business. These dimensions provide a framework for how businesspeople in a particular culture are most likely to approach professional interactions like negotiations.Read more. . .
Whether you are going on vacation, moving abroad, or traveling for work, it is always comforting to know the basics before you arrive. Feeling comfortable with what people eat, how they interact in public, and even how they get around, are some of the first steps to feeling at ease in another culture. If you know what to expect you can spend less time fretting and more time soaking in all of the new experiences travel brings.Read more. . .
Doing business internationally always involves high-profile deals. Working towards an agreement is a challenge in nearly every situation; this is even more true when obstacles such as language and cultural differences are introduced.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