Intercultural Competence

Dealing with different worlds

“We see the world, not as it is, but as we are”

This quote, attributed to Anaïs Nin, and later used by Stephen Covey, is true for all individual perspectives. We really cannot predict how persons, other than ourselves, see and experience the world.
However, in intercultural cooperation the amount of unexpected differences in perspectives increases exponentially.
Without even being aware, you manage to offend an entire group of people. Or you think you managed to come to an agreement with your business partner whereas later it turns out you did not.
How do you cope with cultural differences, or even better, turn these differences into a strategic advantage?

Training Description:
The training creates awareness of the impact of different cultural perspectives on interaction and cooperation. This awareness will help you to control and manage your own attitude and approach to cultural differences to the advantage of yourself, your organisation and the other stakeholders.

Everybody who wants to become more effective in an intercultural working environment.
Depending upon the specific situation and need of you and/or your team, a training of one or two days can be offered. A minimum group size of 6 is recommended, in case of more than 12 participants 2 trainers are required.

Learning Objectives:
See and understand the impact of your own cultural perspective. Acquire tools and techniques to become aware of hidden beliefs and perspectives in yourself and your international colleagues, partners and clients, discuss them if necessary and manage them to the organisation’s benefit. Become more effective and successful in an intercultural working environment.

• Perceptions of culture
• Models and theory on cultural variety
• Practical cases of multicultural confusion and success
• Tools: Communication, Attitude, Respect and Acceptance?
• Your individual intercultural approach

Targeted outcomes:
Professionals who understand the concepts of culture and the background of cultural divide. Professionals who are able to foster a working environment where cultural diffenerences are appreciated and managed to enhance effective cooperation.

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