Effective cross-cultural communication is essential in an increasingly globalised world. Cultural differences can lead to miscommunication, missed deadlines, work having to be redone, low team morale and a tense working environment. In the workplace this can occur daily, where people from different cultures interact and are expected to perform and make decisions. Training in cross-cultural communication helps to develop awareness between people working in culturally diverse environments in order to promote clear lines of communication, better relationships and greater efficiency and effectiveness.

This introductory course is designed for staff who have daily interaction with colleagues or clients from diverse cultures – providing them with an understanding of different ‘ways of doing things’ and equipping them with the cultural tools they will need for effective cross-cultural communication with colleagues and clients of diverse cultural origin and facilitate their adaptation and integration into the workplace.

By the end of this workshop participants will:
Be aware of the impact of culture on attitudes and behaviour and communication
Have an appreciation of the positive potential of cultural diversity
Develops skills for communicating effectively and ‘getting the job done’ in a cross-cultural context
Explore the challenges faced by colleagues of diverse cultures living and working in the UK
Learn how to avoid and repair costly misunderstandings and conflicts in intercultural working and service delivery
Acquire practical tips and tools to help interact positively and sensitively with colleagues from diverse cultures

Who is this for?
This course is for all staff and managers

Key points
Thinking about what you think
Seeing is believing?
Culture and its impact on values, attitudes and behaviours
What is culture shock? Expectations versus reality
Stereotypes, assumptions and perceptions
What is communication? Can you tell what I mean?
Communicating effectively across and between cultures
Culture and body body language – Reading non-verbal clues
Practical tips and tools for supporting culturally diverse teams

Price and Format
This is a 3.5 hour session. Due to its participatory nature of this session runs best with 8 – 24 delegates. Each course participant receives their own training notes.

Morning session: 9.30am – 1.00pm
Afternoon session: 1.30pm – 5.00pm

The price for in-house training at your choice of venue is just £495 per day.

This price includes all materials, facilitator fees and expenses – UK price only. Pricing for courses outside the UK is available on request.