All courses are a half-day to one-day course, but we also offer a more flexible format to suit the needs of our clients. Featuring interactive exercises, participants will engage in robust discussions that challenge their current thinking about cultures. Participants will have an in-depth understanding and tools for working and doing business in a diverse and multicultural environment, and opportunities to meet other members from diverse countries sharing their challenges and insights.
Why Is Cultural Training Important for Your Organization?
A greater cultural similarity between people tends to create ease of understanding, commonality, and relatedness, which naturally facilitates easier communication. On the contrary, cultural differences between colleagues highlight variances such as language, terminology, respect for authority, group identity, the directness of communication, and reaction to ambiguity. These differences frequently cause communication issues, including difficulty understanding someone or conveying meaning to someone, or unanticipated adverse responses to a comment. Cultural differences affect management styles, project delivery, and employee development. As the global workforce is becoming ethnically diverse, organizations must adapt and develop so that employees, key decision-makers, managers, and leaders start to make inclusive decisions in all aspects. An effective and systematic approach to building multicultural competence is a critical element in growing the organization and achieving its key business objectives through full inclusion.
As the US becomes more diverse and in an increasingly diverse business world, the need for intercultural skills is becoming more and more critical for business, corporations, and government. Cross-cultural communication is not limited to learning other languages but also understanding how cultural patterns and core values impact the communication process even when everyone speaks the same language. Learning about other cultures helps us understand different perspectives within the world we live in, and it helps dispel negative stereotypes and personal biases about different groups. In this workshop, leaders and employees will successfully navigate cultural differences they will encounter in their jobs and give them tools to communicate and work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
This course enables participants to collaborate more effectively with people from other cultures while considering their beliefs, valued rules, norms and that the relationship's expectations are not violated. At the end of this course, clients will know how their cultural background and experiences have influenced attitudes, values, and biases.
Now more than ever, there is greater opportunity for international collaboration for global and virtual teams. The benefits are apparent, but it also creates frustrations, conflicts, and the challenges of dealing daily with individuals from different cultures. This course has been designed to help leaders and aspiring leaders understand their international counterparts and colleagues more efficiently, allowing them to select and deploy some of their cultures' elements to maximize teamwork and strengthen group performance and coordination.
Operating globally is now the norm for most large organizations and often in increasingly diverse geographies. Organizations that are successful internationally require their managers and leaders to adopt a multicultural mindset. Approaches to management and leadership styles that work well at home are often less effective in a global context. According to the culture and background where they are working, excellent global leaders can flex their natural style and adapt their default behaviors when necessary. This course will improve client global leadership skills by increasing the understanding of culture and how it impacts cross-cultural communication, working relationships, and leadership styles.
This course enables participants to understand the different leadership styles. How participants can highlight the need for all, and always be ready for a change in every aspect. Also, while leading through times of differences and changes, how to work within the different styles.