All of our programs can be tailored to fit our client’s specific needs in terms of destination country, program duration and content.

MAIN GOALS: At the end of the seminar, the participants will:

  • have a general notion about their destination country’s geography, history, traditions, values and current issues
  • learn and understand their destination country’s cultural elements and origins
  • identify the main differences and potential problems that they will face when interacting with individuals of their destination contry in the working and everyday life environment. Areas to be covered include communication, views and application of hierarchy, time management, focus of motivation and the handling of change
  • learn practical techniques to overcome such differences
  • get personalized information on their intercultural skills and strategies to develop them further, through a self assessment profile tool
  • understand the adaptation process known as Culture Shock and effective adaptation strategies
  • have a better knowledge about their specific destination city and region

OFFERED TO: Expat employees and their spouses

METHODOLOGY:

  • Highly interactive theory sessions, based on the participants’ needs assessment
  • Experiential activities
  • Research based online cultural self-assessment: Globesmart
  • Research based intercultural skills self-assessmen: the CCAI

DURATION: 11 hours

CONTENTS:

DAY 1

09:00 Welcome and Introduction
09:30 Overview of your destination country: Origins of the Culture
11:00 Man and Culture
11:30 Cultural differences in Everyday Life and in the Workplace (Cultural Dimensions), using the Globesmart tm tool
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Cultural Dimensions (cont.)
15:00 Intercultural skills assessment: The CCAI
16:45 Debrief

DAY 2

09:00 Welcome and Review
09:30 Social and Business Etiquette and Protocol
10:30 Culture Shock
11:00 Everyday Life in (participants’ destination city)
12:45 Debrief and Evaluation

GROUP SIZE: 1-2 participants

COST: $2000 US Dlls. This cost includes the instruction and printed materials. It does not include hall rent or meal costs or the instructor’s travel expenses.

NOTE. THE SEMINAR MAY INCLUDE A SIMULTANEOUS ONE DAY YOUTH TRAINING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG FAMILY MEMBERS 6-15 YEARS OLD. (See description of Youth Training)

Youth training additional cost………………………………………….…US$800

(Plus additional youth trainer’s travel expenses, if necessary.)