Through our extensive research on global transferees and their families and our founding Director’s background as a research clinical psychologist our training workshops are particularly insightful about:
- The steps sponsoring organizations and individuals can take to enhance the changes of a successful assignment and a positive life-changing experience for all
- The particular challenges families face in moving across cultures
- How people can learn to see the world from a different cultural vantage point, thereby increasing their ability to work and live across cultures.
Relocating Expatriate Employees and Their Families
We offer pre-departure and post-arrival cross-cultural and repatriation workshops for US and UK residents moving to a new country and for international newcomers to the US and UK. Every workshop is tailor-made to meet the individual needs of the trainees and their families. Family circumstances, special interests and needs, existing knowledge, and time availability are just some of the factors we take into consideration when creating an enriching and fully-integrated training program. Segments that focus on Doing Business in the new country, Spouses’ Considerations, and Children and Teens can be included.
Staff Training for Those Who Support International Newcomers
We offer workshops for professionals who work directly with international newcomers – like real estate agents, destination service providers, teachers and medical personnel. These professionals are often the first host nationals a newcomer meets. They have a unique opportunity to interpret their culture in a helpful and insightful way. We give them the tools they need to do their jobs more effectively and improve the services they offer.
Exchange and International Students and Scholars
We offer a number of workshops for those who study in a new country, from high school exchange students, to university students and graduate and post-doctoral researchers and scholars. While facing many of the same issues all international sojourners face, those in an academic environment encounter unique challenges as well: student-professor/teacher relationships, academic integrity, communication style expectations. In collaboration with Cultural Crossways, we also offer a Training of Trainers workshop series for those in the high school exchange field.
Multi-cultural Work Teams
In today’s world, it is not only people who move to a new country who need to understand cultural differences. Those who work on a daily basis with people from other cultures – even if they never leave home – need to understand how cultural values affect their own and others’ work practices, too. Companies with joint venture partners, schools and universities, medical facilities, city government systems, for example, all face daily challenges as they do business with people whose values and work practices are quite different from their own. What values do we bring to a staff meeting, a negotiation session or a classroom? Do others perceive us as we intend to be perceived? How are teleconferences and email affected by cultural differences? How does one distinguish between habits that are personal and those that are cultural? Each training workshop is custom-designed to address the organization’s most pressing questions and concerns.