Intercultural Competence

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Intercultural competence: The key to international markets

Intercultural competence is the key to operating confidently on the world stage. It forms the basis for productive and trustful teamwork and, as a result, for global business success.

Intercultural Competence Training for Business Clients and Corporates

Along with language, the culture of a country, plays a pivotal role in business communication. Our intercultural competence facilitating programmes sensitise Indian and German managers and business leaders on German and Indian business cultures, and equip them with strategies to achieve a ‘win-win’ by learning cultural flexibility.

We cater to diverse segments including IT, Telecommunications, Call-Centres, Banking and Finance, Automotive, KPO and BPO. Stakeholders include new recruits, middle-level management and business leaders, project leaders, top management, managers, leaders as well as spouses looking to relocate.

  • Customised programmes designed as per client needs, ensuring strong return on investment
  • Comprehensive offering ranging from needs-analysis to post-training evaluation
  • Certified trainers ensuring guaranteed standards of quality across the globe
  • Over 60 years of experience as cultural mediators
  • Global network of 150 Goethe-Institut branches in 98 countries

Our Intercultural Training Programmes

Germany Sensitisation Workshops

Our intercultural seminar on Germany Sensitisation is specially customised and designed to address the important issues in intercultural communication between German and Indian companies. The Germany Sensitisation Workshops for associates of Indian companies is offered either in English or in the regional language. The seminar is ideally suited for delegates/associates travelling on a short business assignment to Germany or as a general preparation for employees working for a German organization.

Duration: 1-2 Days

Relocation Training - Germany

Understanding the life and leisure, cultural standards, communication patterns of a country during relocation is important for successful adaption. Targeted for business clients, this workshop is ideally suited for delegates and their spouses posted in Germany on a 2-3 years assignment.

Duration: 1-Day

For further information, please contact:

Mrs. Vaishali Karmarkar
Tel.: +91 22 22027542 Ext: 106
+91 98 191 33741
vaishali.karmarkar@goethe.de
India Senitisation Workshops

This seminar for German nationals sensitises them about Indian work and business culture, and also enhances the intercultural understanding and awareness while dealing with their Indian business partners.

The one-day or two-day seminars are tailor-made to fit the exact requirements of the corporate and conducted as per the client’s preference in German or English language. In order to ensure locational flexibility these seminars are also conducted in Germany.

Duration: 1-2 Days

Relocation Training - India

Understanding the life and leisure, cultural standards, communication patterns of a country during relocation is important for successful adaption. Targeted for business clients, this workshop is ideally suited for delegates and their spouses relocating to India on short to medium term assignments.

Duration: 1-Day

For further information, please contact:

Mrs. Vaishali Karmarkar
Tel.: +91 22 22027542 Ext: 106
+91 98 191 33741
vaishali.karmarkar@goethe.de
In today’s globalized world different cultures are continuously interacting with each other using, in most cases, virtual tools. The new medium forces cultures to learn the art of communicating in a tacit form.
 
However a lack of intercultural awareness can create a kind of short-circuit in communication between global business partners, disrupting business. Cross cultural training can play a positive role for your organization. It helps to achieve a state of continuous awareness making the cross-cultural journey more enjoyable starting from a stern ethnocentricity to more harmonious ethno relativity in the globalised world of today.

Duration: 1-2 Days

For further information, please contact:

Mrs. Vaishali Karmarkar
Tel.: +91 22 22027542 Ext: 106
+91 98 191 33741
vaishali.karmarkar@goethe.de

 

Our Trainers

Our Intercultural Facilitators are trained and certified by the Goethe-Institut and Academy of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Munich and Oberbayern. They have relevant experience in the business sector and possess the requisite cultural expertise in both, the source and target cultures.

The modular structure of our intercultural competence programmes guarantees a standardized framework with sufficient flexibility to adapt to your specific needs.

Each of our four integrated training modules builds on the previous one: Awareness, Communication, Cooperation and Action.

Awareness
  • Self-reflection
  • How we view ourselves, and how we are viewed by others
  • Changing perspectives
Communication
  • Personal and virtual communication
  • Effective communication
  • Styles of intercultural communication
Cooperation
  • Getting to know and understand different values, mentalities and work cultures
  • Meaning and interpretation of stereotypes
  • Cooperative approaches to working and business partners  
Action
  • Using action strategies in role playing, case studies and simulations
  • Developing conflict resolution strategies
  • Building synergies: using diversity as an opportunity, understanding and appreciating other cultures