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Intercultural Competence in today’s modern New Zealand’s society is a prerequisite for effective, success-oriented initiation of contacts, working in multicultural context. As New Zealand society and workplaces become more diverse, the number of people interacting with people from cultures different to their own is increasing.  It continues to pose various new challenges on which we can prepare for by intercultural learning. By that, profound misunderstandings and – as our experiences have shown – even impending business failures can be avoided.

Intercultural Competence is seen in New Zealand mostly as a confidence in dealing with other culture and ethnic. But “intercultural” is not a substitute for “ethnic”. It requires not only a confidence. According the Harvard Business Review the ability to successfully work across cultures is the number one most valuable skill for the 21st century manager. But it is crucial not only to global players. Being intercultural competent is already one of the most basic skills of any job. More than ever before, employers are looking to hire people who can adapt easily, “think on their feet,” and meet new challenges wisely.

We offer customised coaching and interactive workshops with experiential activities facilitated by experienced cross cultural experts to help you and your organisation develop the intercultural “know-how” to maximise the opportunities of working in a complex and ever-changing international environment.

 


 OUR INTERCULTURAL OFFER

Our offer is for practitioners who strive for cultural competence or just for anyone who interacts with people from different cultures. Packed with practical tools, research, and case studies, our trainings break new ground, offering a specific, knowledge to becoming more competent at managing across cultures.

 

cross cultural training

Our Cross Cultural Program seeks to enhance relationships in the workplace, between colleagues, and with customers and stakeholders. It does this by exploring how behaviour can be influenced by culture, and how we can improve our communication with people from different cultural backgrounds. We provide three basic types of Cross Cultural Training  CULTURE AWARENESS TRAINING refers to many or multiple cultures all interacting, i.e. a team involving many cultures. CULTURE SPECIFIC TRAINING refers to two cultures coming together, i.e. Germans and Arabs negotiating within a business meeting and RELOCATION TRAINING covers all aspects of living and working in your destination country.

interkultura is well established trainer the trainer course provider. Based on our eBook: TRAINER MANUAL we have launched  in 2009 a practice-oriented 2-day course called: TRAINING for INTERCULTURAL TRAINER, enrolling over 800 trainers since then. 2011 we have launched one year professional course: INTERCULTURAL TRAINER TRAINING certificate course. This one year professional course  is for people who are considering switch of profession from a functional role to a trainer and learn new skills and techniques in intercultural course design and delivery. Finally 2015 we flipped our trainings to personalise learning to all participants all over the world and make them take ownership of their learning!  Our TRAIN the INTEGRAL TRAINER (TIT™) Program integrates the best components of both conventional and alternative approaches to education into a fuller, wider, deeper, more transformative educational space.

 

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Our INTERCULTURAL COACHING is the individual psychological onsite consultancy program focuses on increasing the organizational outcome by impacting on core skills of key personnel, teams and the leadership which become the centrum of the supervision. Core elements of the leadership supervision includes following topics: Intercultural Competence and Intercultural Leadership. We are specialised in providing practical support for WOMEN IN BUSINESS. We provide also Coaching for MIXED MARRIAGES helping intercultural couples cope and maintain a loving relationship when faced with multiple roadblocks.

 

 

 


INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE

Most people know that some basic intercultural competence and cultural sensitivity is important. But few have developed the deep cultural intelligence CQ required to really thrive in our multicultural workplaces in New Zealand and globalised world.

 Intercultural competence training helps avoiding significant errors and the subsequent loss of time, energy and money. 

 

Intercultural competence minimally includes a set of skills that demonstrate someone is capable of effective communication and relationship-building within another culture. It is a balance, situatively adapted, between:

  • knowledge – about other cultures, people, nations, behaviors
  • empathy – understanding feelings and needs of other people
  • self-confidence – knowing what I want, my strengths and weaknesses
  • cultural identity – knowledge about one’s own culture

 

 


OUR INTERCULTURAL COOPERATIONS

SIETAR is Europe’s largest association of interculturalists and is part of the worldwide SIETAR network. SIETAR works to: contribute to more effective communication among people of different cultures and backgrounds and enhance intercultural awareness in policy-making, business, education and civil society.

 

 


OUR REFERENCE

Our customer portfolio includes, among others, some of the largest companies on the global market. Their loyalty to interkultura constitutes the best proof of their satisfaction for the services they receive.  Find out about concrete projects that we have successfully conducted or browse the list of our key reference companies and organisations.

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