Intercultural Training

Intercultural Training © GI-Mumbai

Cultural issues are…what oil is to an automobile….When functioning well, culture is not recognized.  – Wendy Hall
 
Cultures do deliver powerful messages to your communication partners.

Our intercultural workshops sensitize 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.

Our Intercultural Workshops for students prepare them on the campus life in Germany.
 
 

Date Wednesday, 23rd August 2017
Venue Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai
Timings 09:30 - 17:00 Uhr
Fees INR 3000/- per participant
Fees include Training material, vegetarian Lunch + Tee/Coffee + snacks
Intercultural support once in Germany per mail, Certificate
 
Mode of Payment Cash or Demand Draft favouring “Max Mueller Bhavan”

Demand Draft can be couriered to us at:
Language Department, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, 
K. Dubhash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400 001
Tel: 0091 22 22022085
 
Admission closes on 18th August 2017
Group size 20
Contents
  • ‘My world’ and ‘their world’ – a matter of perceptions
  • German History and the German mind-set
  • Developing your intercultural compass for Germany
  • University traditions in Germany and India
  • Role of a teacher-figure in German and Indian culture
  • Acceptance on the campus: from peers to professors
  • Strategies for integration

Registration Form (PDF 117 KB)
 
Along with language, culture of a country, plays a pivotal role in any business communication. Our intercultural seminar 'Fit for Germany' is designed to address the important issues in intercultural communication between German and Indian companies. The 'Fit for Germany' seminar for associates of Indian companies is offered either in English or in 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.

This interactive seminar covers topics such as:
  • A brief overview of the history and geography of Germany
  • The German mind-set and its genesis
  • Brief introduction to intercultural communication between Germans and Indians
  • Culture standards – India and Germany
  • Intercultural conflict management
  • Communication patterns – India and Germany
  • General Dos and Don’ts
Duration: 2 days

For further information, please contact:

Mrs. Vaishali Karmarkar
Tel.: +91 22 22027542 Ext: 106
vaishali.karmarkar@mumbai.goethe.org
Mastering your stay in Germany

Along with language, culture of a country, plays a pivotal role in any business communication, but also in everyday life. This workshop is ideally suited for delegates and their spouses posted in Germany on 2-3 years of assignment.

Target Group:
For our corporate clients

An overview of the topics covered:
  • A brief overview of the history and geography of Germany
  • Culture shock and coping strategies
  • Intercultural communication – Models and Methods
  • Culture standards – India and Germany
  • Communication patterns - India and Germany
  • Life and leisure in Germany
  • Contract culture in Germany
  • Schooling in Germany
  • Facing and tackling frequently asked questions on India
Duration: One day

For further information, please contact:

Mrs. Vaishali Karmarkar
Tel.: +91 22 22027542 Ext: 106
vaishali.karmarkar@mumbai.goethe.org
This Seminar sensitises the target group about the living conditions in India and the culture of India and creates an awareness about the work culture of it's business partners.

The one- to two-day seminars are conducted as per the customer's preference in German or English. In order to ensure spatial flexibility the seminars can be conducted in Europe as well in India. It is advantageous to conduct the seminar in Europe, in which case a large number of personnel involved directly or indirectly in indian projects can participate. 

Target Groups
  • Senior Management from German-spaeking countries with management tasks in India
  • Virtual teams
  • Personnel of a firm (inter-divisional) who are directly or indirectly involved with an indian project
  • Students who are doing an internship in an indian organisation
Modules (4 Modules can be selected for each day of the Seminar)
  • The contrasts in India and how to deal with them
  • Regional diversity, hierarchy and the caste system in India
  • Dealing with Indians: the upheavel of the value system 
  • India - the colonial past and globalisation
  • "Young India" - a society in the process of change
  • Communication style and conflict management in India
  • Virtual collaboration with company partners in India
  • Culture standards in German-speaking regions and in India: a comparison
  • Learning tradition and learning habits in India
For further information, please contact:

Mrs. Vaishali Karmarkar
Tel.: +91 22 22027542 Ext: 106
vaishali.karmarkar@mumbai.goethe.org