Going Global : Getting Down to Business Outside the United States
This cultural literacy course will:
- Prepare participants to work in another culture.
- Suggest tactics for addressing common reactions to living and working in a different country.
- Offer practical tips for following expected etiquette and cultural norms.
When you pack your bags and set off to live in a new country, eventually the thrill of the new wears off and the day-to-day reality sets in. Even people who view themselves as citizens of the world can experience stress when moving from one culture to another. This workshop shares coping skills for a range of challenges: information overload, language barriers, technology gaps, response ability, and other obstacles that can make overseas living difficult. The program also provides a fundamental culture briefing for the specific country to which the participants will relocate.
At this program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the key elements of culture and cultural identity.
- Discover how to function effectively in another culture’s business environment.
- Avoid several communication breakdowns caused by cultural gaps.
- Understand how cultural differences can affect the negotiation process and its outcomes.
- Effectively manage cultural stress caused by living and working in a foreign country.
The following outline highlights some of the course’s key learning points. As part of your training program, we will modify content as needed to meet your business objectives. Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of participant materials prior to the session(s).
Leaving on a Jet Plane: Understanding Differences in a New Culture
You’re Not in Kansas Anymore: Handling Culture Shock
You Say Po-ta-to, I Say Po-tah-to: Understanding Basics
When “Yes” Means “Never”: Negotiating in Other Cultures
A Family Affair: A Team Effort
At this workshop’s end, participants should have a basic knowledge of the culture of the country to which the will be relocating. They should also be able to anticipate the experience they and their family will encounter as they settle into a new routine.
- Full-Day Training Course
Onsite Training Course Reminders
Our instructor-led training courses are available to private groups. These workshops are not offered in a public seminar format. Please contact us to speak with a facilitator about your needs and bringing training to your organization.
We offer training in the District of Columbia and the following US states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
We also travel to Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Canada, Central America, Continental Europe, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom.
Please contact us about your location.