Intercultural training helps employees and families successfully adapt at work and in daily life abroad through practical, learner-friendly cultural training.
Through insightful cultural self-assessment tools, one-on-one training, and practical cultural guides, we answer questions, address concerns, and provide assignees with the cross-cultural skills for a successful adjustment to home and work-life culture.
Intercultural training is a company’s best hedge against risk on global assignments.
The assignee sent to build a business, train a sales team, or implement a new technology, has a much greater chance of success if he or she has knowledge of the local culture. Every assignee needs help with intercultural communication skills and the ability to adapt to the local culture more than ever! Intercultural training is the key to ensuring the success of global teams and mobility.
The pace of business demands a faster pace of learning... we’re ready for it.
Our training includes powerful tools like the CultureCompass®, which helps individuals understand their cultural background in comparison with the cultural norms of the destination location. CultureCloud® is our online self-paced program, supplemented with a local culture guide and access to online training sessions. Whether a classic, in-person training, or distance learning through video conferencing and online tools, we prepare assignees for success in their new cultures.
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With beautifully mild summers, magical forests, perfectly roasted coffee, a society that values equality, and a rich history, it is no surprise that the people in Finland consistently rank their home nation as the best to place to live. Tucked between land and sea in the north, this country is a delight for both visitors and relocating employees.Read more. . .
In the country of Mexico, the majority of people are Catholics, a denomination of Christianity. The Holy Week in this faith begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Easter Sunday. The days in between include Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. These days are sacred to the faith, as they are the days Catholics believe Jesus Christ celebrated the Last Supper with his apostles, was crucified, and then rose from the dead after three days. Here is how Semana Santa (Holy Week) and Easter are celebrated in Mexico:Read more. . .
The age of employees has continually expanded in the workplace. This is due to employees entering the workforce early (since multiple long-term internships are often a requirement for college graduation) and staying later (as the retirement age slowly gets pushed back). Ensuring a harmonious and diverse workplace is critical for global teams. Read on for some insights!Read more. . .
- Where does classic training take place?
- Training can be delivered before departure from the home country or post-arrival in the host country at home or at work. Typically, classic training is most beneficial when it occurs 1-2 months after arrival, after gaining experiences in a new culture, and having questions to ask!
- What topics will be discussed?
- Training, information, and skill building focus on ‘living in’ and ‘working ‘in’ the host culture. Topics include stages of adjustment, culture shock, daily life, customs, social protocol, holidays, country background and values. Other topics explore aspects of work life including leadership, meetings, negotiations, projects, teams, relationship-building, virtual communications, and business etiquette.
“An excellent program. This has been very insightful and will definitely help me at work and in social life as we adapt to society here. I would highly recommend this to anyone embarking on an international assignment.”Participant from Global Consumer Products Company
We conducted over 1,700 intercultural programs in 2017!
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