27/07/2016

training for intercultural trainers

interkultura has been a leader in the field of intercultural trainer training since 2009, when we launched our 2-day course called: Training for Intercultural Trainers.  The course is aimed at trainers from fields such as language, communication skills and management training, who want to develop skills to design and deliver intercultural training courses, but also for anyone who manages or works with culturally diverse employees or clients. The course runs four or five times a year at our training centre in Berlin, with group sizes ranging from 6-12.  Since 2009, we have run more than 50 sessions of the course in Germany and Poland, as well as other sessions elsewhere in Europe. Online sessions are available from 2017!


TRAINING FOR INTERCULTURAL TRAINERS

COURSE CONTENT

Our Training for Intercultural Trainers focuses on an introduction to intercultural communication and developing intercultural communication skills. The first module develops awareness of the importance of communication in intercultural contexts, and teaches about the impact of differences in communication styles and the influence of cultural values on intercultural interactions. The second module is designed to simulate common intercultural experiences, give you insight into your reactions to cultural differences, and help explain the underlying values behind behaviours. The lesson is activity-based, and involves participation in small groups and presentation to the larger group

Intercultural workshop for trainers is about the most effective formats and effective trainer tools in order to create our own unique learning space. It is a fascinating adventure with ourselves and our positive emotions and motivation, meaningful goals and satisfying work.

This course is designed for beginners from fields such as language training, communication skills training and management training, who wish to learn more about the theory and practice of intercultural training, both to integrate intercultural topics into their current training and also to deliver their own intercultural training courses. Exchange of experience with other participants is also avaluable part of the course.

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BENEFITS OF ATTENDING OUR  TRAINER TRAINING

 By the end of the course, participants will:

  • have a good understanding of the key conceptual frameworks of the intercultural field
  • be able to define how cultural values influence attitude and behaviour
  • be aware of how culture forms an integral part of international communication
  • be able to incorporate intercultural elements into their own areas of training
  • be familiar with the main types of intercultural training
  • be able to design different types of intercultural training courses
  • be familiar with training techniques, activities and materials for intercultural training
  • know how to use different tools to evaluate the success of intercultural training.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is designed for both beginners and experienced trainers, who wish to learn more about the theory and practice of intercultural training, both to integrate intercultural topics into their current training and also to deliver their own intercultural training courses. Exchange of experience with other participants is also a valuable part of the course.

Our Training for Intercultural Trainer course will be of benefit if you:

  • You would like to get an orientation in the cross cultural training fields
  • You are increasingly working with colleagues in other countries
  • You are working in the education, HR or L&D areas and your students or staff is becoming more culturally diverse
  • You are involved in multinational projects and programmes


TRAINING METHODS

Our training consists of different sessions combining short lectures and practical exercises and involves a great deal of interaction. Simulations and team exercises aim to not only identify, but to fully understand the key differences in cultural behaviour.    This allows the participant to apply the new knowledge and skills immediately upon arrival in the foreign country.
  • Theoretical short lectures and multimedia presentation
  • Communication exercises. We learn how to improve cross-cultural communication.
  • Case studies – based on specific culture. A case study is a description of a realistic situation including sufficient detail of the perspectives of the different characters to make it possible for the participants in a training program to analyse the problems involved and to determine possible solutions.
  • Simulation of real situations – participants will take over the different roles. Simulation games and role plays. The major and most appropriate purpose of a role play is skill building. It is a training activity where participants take on characteristics of people other than themselves in order to learn how to interact in specific situations with members of a specific culture.
  • Interactive video exercises (viewing recorded situations at work and analysing the different approaches

 

In 2011, we launched a more advanced course called Train the Integral Trainer (TIT). This one year professional course can also be attended by trainers who have not attended our first course, but who already have good experience in the intercultural training field, and who would like to share and exchange ideas and experiences with trainers from different countries, as well as to learn new skills and techniques in intercultural course design and delivery.


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