CROSS CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING AND ORIENTATION TRAINING

Having the edge in cultural awareness worldwide.

Berlitz’s Two-Day International Relocation Cross-Cultural Training programs are designed to develop awareness of the importance of cross-cultural knowledge and skills. Because people communicate and interact differently in different countries, recognizing these differences is an important asset when moving to a new and often very foreign location.

What might be successful business or social etiquette in your country might fail in interactions with people from other cultures; conversely, an awareness of the values and behavioral norms of the target culture can help ensure successful business relationships. These relocation programs are most useful for expatriates on international assignments and needing the appropriate cultural, social, and business knowledge to survive and thrive in the target country on a day-to-day basis.

The Cultural Orientations Indicator® (COI)—the centerpiece of the Cultural Navigator®

DURING THE CROSS-CULTURAL TRAINING PROGRAM YOU WILL…

> Develop cross-cultural awareness of the differences between your country and target country.

> Realize how cross-cultural differences reveal themselves in business, social and family contexts.

> Learn to recognize the “cultural baggage” we bring with us when we relocate for international assignments.

> Explore ways to develop techniques for avoiding and overcoming cross-cultural problems in work and personal life.

AT THE END OF THE CROSS-CULTURAL TRAINING PROGRAM

YOU WILL EMERGE WITH A…

> Deeper understanding of the values, behaviors and attitudes of your target country, and their impact on your ability to relocate and adapt successfully in your international assignment.

Framework from which to choose techniques for dealing with the cross-cultural and business issues faced in international assignments.

Greater ability to interact with people from other cultures.

Personal action plan for modifying your cultural orientations to be more effective internationally.