Intercultural training in today’s society is a prerequisite for effective, success-oriented initiation of contacts, working and living in multicultural context.The rapid globalization consistently confronts us with new languages and cultures in personal and business life. It continues to pose various new challenges on which we can prepare for by intercultural learning. By that, profound misunderstandings and Â even impending business failures can be avoided.
We offer customized coaching and interactive workshops with experiential activities facilitated by experienced cross cultural experts to help you and your organization develop the intercultural “know-how” to maximize the opportunities of working in a complex and ever-changing international environment.
OUR INTERCULTURAL OFFER
Our offer is for practitioners who strive for cultural competence or just for anyone who interacts with people from different cultures. Packed with practical tools, research, and case studies, our trainings break new ground, offering a specific, knowledge to becoming more competent at managing across cultures.
Cross Cultural Programme
Our Cross Cultural Program seeks to enhance relationships in the workplace, between colleagues, and with customers and stakeholders. It does this by exploring how behaviour can be influenced by culture, and how we can improve our communication with people from different cultural backgrounds.
We provide three basic types of Cross Cultural Training:
- CULTURE AWARENESS TRAINING refers to many or multiple cultures all interacting, i.e. a team involving many cultures.
- CULTURE SPECIFIC TRAINING refers to two cultures coming together, i.e. Germans and Arabs negotiating within a business meeting and
- RELOCATION TRAINING covers all aspects of living and working in your destination country.
Train the Trainer Programme
interkultura is well established trainer the trainer course provider. Based on our eBook: TRAINER MANUAL we have launched in 2009 a practice-oriented 2-day course called Training for Intercultural Trainers enrolling over 800 trainers since then. 2011 we have launched one year professional course Intercultural Trainer Training certificate course. This one year professional course is for people who are considering switch of profession from a functional role to a trainer and learn new skills and techniques in intercultural course design and delivery. Finally 2015 we flipped our trainings to personalise learning to all participants all over the world and make them take ownership of their learning! Our online program: Train the Integral Trainer (TIT™) integrates the best components of both conventional and alternative approaches to education into a fuller, wider, deeper, more transformative educational space.
Intercultural Coaching Programme
Our is the individual psychological onsite consultancy program focuses on increasing the organizational outcome by impacting on core skills of key personnel, teams and the leadership which become the centrum of the supervision. Core elements of the leadership supervision includes following topics: Intercultural Competence and Intercultural Leadership. We are specialised in providing practical support for Women in Business and also provide coaching for mixed marriages helping intercultural couples cope and maintain a loving relationship when faced with multiple roadblocks.
Being intercultural competent is already one of the most basic skills of any job. More than ever before, employers are looking to hire people who can adapt easily, “think on their feet,” and meet new challenges wisely.
Most people know that some basic cultural sensitivity is important. But few have developed the deep cultural intelligence required to really thrive in our multicultural workplaces and globalized world. Cultural intelligence is crucial not only to global players. Being intercultural competent is already one of the most basic skills of any job. More than ever before, employers are looking to hire people who can adapt easily, think on their feet and meet new challenges wisely. Our Intercultural Competence Training helps avoiding significant errors and the subsequent loss of time, energy and money.
Intercultural Competence minimally includes a set of skills that demonstrate someone is capable of effective communication and relationship-building within another culture. It is a balance, situatively adapted, between:
- knowledge – about other cultures, people, nations, behaviours
- empathy – understanding feelings and needs of other people
- self-confidence – knowing what I want, my strengths and weaknesses
- cultural identity – knowledge about one’s own culture
Our mission is to help organisations to overcome the communication challenges through developing the deep cultural intelligence and take a more integral approach by changing the way we communicate our message across cultures.
We truly believe in power of communication across the cultures. We work „to integrate, to bring together, to join, to link, to embrace. Not in the sense of uniformity, and not in sense of ironing out all the wonderful differences, colors zigs and zags of a rainbow-hued humanity, but in the sense of unity-in-diversity, shared commonalities along with our wonderful differences.“ – Ken Wilber
OUR INTERCULTURAL COOPERATION
We work together with a global community of partners in order to achieve our mission. In cooperation with Institute for Global Integral Competence and Society for Intercultural Education and Training and Research we design and implement intercultural projects, organizing exhibitions, conducting all kinds of conferences, meetings and workshops.
SIETAR is Europe’s largest association of interculturalists and is part of the worldwide SIETAR network. SIETAR works to: contribute to more effective communication among people of different cultures and backgrounds and enhance intercultural awareness in policy-making, business, education and civil society.
Our customer portfolio includes, among others, some of the largest companies on the global market. Their loyalty to interkultura constitutes the best proof of their satisfaction for the services they receive. Find out about our PROJECTS we have successfully conducted or browse the list of our key reference COMPANIES, public ORGANISATION or our Kooperation PARTNERS which trusted us.
WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?
We would be happy to talk with you about your department or organization’s needs and possible solutions.