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You are facing fresh challenges working in a new country and culture, but the hectic run-up to a foreign assignment can leave you feeling unfocused. In international business today it’s vital to go beyond cultural stereotypes and tourist-guide tips.
Professionals who are about to start an assignment in a different country or region.
Focused and farsighted individual preparation so you can hit the ground running.
Answers to your questions about the impact of culture on your assignment.
Pre-departure intake / Training / Post-arrival support.
Telephone intake with your trainer, log-in to your training / face-to-face session / Skype.
In our work, we refer to the TOPOI model.
One or two days. Flexible, depending on your availability and choice of programme.
Amsterdam, Boston, Hong Kong, Shanghai.
Our global network is expanding. Contact us for local presence.
All countries. Trending in 2015: China, USA, Germany and Ghana.
On a yearly basis we deliver this session to over 400 participants from many different multinational organisations, including AkzoNobel, Philips and Vopak. They evaluate us at highly satisfactory levels time after time.
One-day intensive programme for professionals who are about to start an assignment in a different country.
Personal consultancy with an intercultural expert and a country specialist with wide business experience in your destination country. Focused and farsighted preparation so you can hit the ground running.
Who is it for?
Professionals at the start of an assignment or job in a new country. The personal consultancy is totally individual. This means that if you have wide international business experience, we’ll offer advanced, in-depth analysis. And if it’s your first time working in another country, we’ll provide the assurance of a solid foundation.
You are facing fresh challenges working in a new country and culture, but the hectic run-up to a foreign assignment can leave you feeling unfocused. In international business today it’s vital to go beyond cultural stereotypes and tourist-guide tips. Yet there may be limited time for research or reflection.
It’s easy to feel you must have missed something important. Our programme is there to make sure you don’t. Together we will map your individual work situation to guide you in the months and years to come.
KIT International Professionals works with a pool of more than 350 specialists from virtually every country in the world, established over decades. We are part of the KIT international knowledge hub in Amsterdam, and have permanent offices in Shanghai and the Boston. We can provide training for any country.
Anywhere. Face to face at our Amsterdam, Boston or Shanghai offices/training centres or on location by arrangement.
One day, two consultants
You will be working interactively with two consultants: a culture expert, who focuses on intercultural skills development, and a country specialist, who has extensive business experience and expertise in your destination country. This benchmark KIT approach remains unrivalled in intercultural training.
Based on your personal skills, style and background, the intercultural competence expert will help you map the business challenges ahead of you, and prepare the strategies you need to take them in your stride.
Questions to answer include:
Potential topics to cover in relation to your assignment include:
The intercultural competence expert also moderates this session to link the personal analysis from Part 1 with the practical insights of Part 2.
Finally, the consultant will explore with you how to reframe your expectations in the light of the whole day’s content. You’ll draw conclusions, and leave with a plan for how to act on them.
Part 3: online support
Wherever you are, we’re there to help you. Learning doesn’t stop when we shake hands and say goodbye. We can provide tailor-made online support at any time.
What are the results?
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