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.
When presented with the opportunity to relocate, there is much to consider. This is especially true if you have a family. Parents carefully consider the safety, education, culture, cuisine, environment, healthcare, language, transportation, and more when deciding whether to accept a relocation assignment. Read on to see why we encourage families to relocate!Read more. . .
Knowing and respecting the culture should feel just as important as learning the language, whether you're just visiting or moving to the Netherlands. Not knowing how to read the menu in the restaurant might be a little awkward but breaking an unspoken social rule — like getting up to use the restroom during a meal — could quickly put you in an awkward situation. Want to avoid an awkward situation? Keep reading to learn more about Netherlands social customs.Read more. . .
I am not an intercultural trainer. I am an experienced destination services provider with a small “i” in intercultural. My experience has allowed me to be both a witness and a participant in different cultures in countries all over the world. After 35 years in the industry, I’ve worked with thousands of assignees and their families, so I’m often called upon to act as an on-demand cultural counselor. All my experience has given me a unique perspective on the industry and has helped shape the direction that Dwellworks is headed.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