Cultural Awareness Training

As we continue to bridge social and physical gaps with the aid of technology and integrated solutions relying on the internet, the world is indeed becoming more connected. Even though we can all agree that the world is a smaller place, the effect of culture and societal differences goes largely unnoticed. Day-to-day social interactions across interpersonal experiences and business relations are impacted at every step of the way. Our unique differences in culture change the way that we communicate, and most are either ignorant of the effect, or massively underestimate the importance.

Countless emotional and interpersonal workplace difficulties are blamed on personalities clashing when in actual fact the problem is rooted in culture

As more and more companies seek to grow their workforce using talent and skills found abroad, it becomes vital to inter interculturally competent. In today’s society, both locals and expatriates need to understand foreign culture and the differences that diversity brings.

Our Cultural Awareness Training is a process which instills practical insights, showing you how to develop both a greater awareness of self and a heightened awareness of others. Fun, practical topics are handled which you can relate to and learn from. While working through our cultural awareness training, you’ll be more conscious of the underlying nature of intercultural interactions at both a personal and professional level. You’ll not only react more tolerantly, openly, and in a more welcoming manner, but more skillfully as well.

Cultural Awareness Training is Perfect for:

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All expatriate employees

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Anyone working with international clients

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Anyone who works in a multicultural team

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Anyone whose company has an international or multicultural supply chain

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Local employees who are looking for the greatest workplace satisfaction

Format:

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Training is provided via both one-on-one video sessions via Skype, WhatsApp, or Facebook and group training sessions are available

Note: Even when one has international experience, cultural awareness training supplies a deeper degree of understanding which grants greater meaning to past experiences, reflections which proactively make new encounters more open & rewarding.

Topics Covered

Our Cultural Awareness Training is tailored to each individual but commonly includes:
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Practical examples that exhibit cultural and societal differences and their impact on daily interactions, relations, and activities

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Variation points within areas of speech and conversation, e.g. formality & what degree of formality is acceptable, attitudes and ethics that need adjustment, degrees of expressiveness, styles of debate and disagreeing

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Increased conscious awareness of culture’s influence on one’s own style of communicating & interacting, values & factors determining preference, and the way that others perceive these effects

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A clear overview of the impact of culture upon digital communication including telephone calls & video, email & messengers, and relationship building in relation to the impression received by others

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Discussions and discourses on non-verbal communication methods such as gestures and eye contact, as well as how non-verbal communication skills can benefit a non-native English speaker’s experiences

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Training , insight and guidance for exact cultures and nationalities is provided (additional coaching from a specialist from a specific country is available on request)

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A complete analysis of intercultural dialogue exchanges with discussions concerning the cultural influences, impact and potential improvements within interactions

Key Benefits

Once you’ve concluded cultural awareness training with me, you’ll be rewarded with:

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Concepts that allow you to fully grasp the scope & complexity of intercultural expression and interactions between people of varying cultures

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Key factors to be kept in mind when dealing with people from other cultures and nationalities

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The practical insight needed to recognize issues behind cross-cultural misunderstanding as well as the skills needed to facilitate clear communication from this vantage point

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A deeper sense of self with heightened self-awareness, control of your willpower, and more flexibility in your habits and general behavior

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Everything that you need on a practical and emotional level to work productively within a multicultural environment, with lowered stress levels and improved efficacy across-the-board

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Critical skills and organization tools that help give you the edge within your work environment, capitalizing on all international and multicultural opportunities thanks to the improved nature and dynamics of your interpersonal skills

Most people completing cultural awareness training also find that they walk away with a mindset that embodies open communication, valuing the areas which normally cause cultural conflicts. With this broader scope now opened, they are more accepting and eager to collaborate with colleagues of all cultures, nationalities, and types not only during training but for the rest of their working life.