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Cross-cultural competence and success can be built only when individual values are considered. That's why our country courses employ Culture Mastery 4 C’s Process™ -- an assessment and culture-emotion intelligence development program that applies values-based reasoning to cultural dimensions.

Our online full cross-cultural courses can be used as:
  • a self-assessment program that potential expatriates can take to decide if moving to that country will work for them and their families (each course includes comprehensive information about a country as well as the Culture Mastery 4 C's Process™ -- an assessment and values-centric culture-emotion intelligence development program)
  • a full cross-cultural course that offers information expats and business leaders need to understand in order to succeed in that country

These courses have been mentioned on Mashable.com and are also available as licenses for coaches/trainers to use in their own practice with clients! 

 

Select the country of your interest below - LIVING AND WORKING IN:

In addition:

  • Culture Mastery Program can also be a stand alone program.  It has been specifically designed to help you address the differences and frustrations through the 4 C’s process™ of culture-emotion intelligence that builds your intercultural competence


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Culture Mastery 4 C's Process™: Intercultural competence and culture-emotion intelligence development program

Now also available in French!

"This course is the greatest value to me and the team with whom I work. Some things are simply negotiable and just need to be identified on one side or another -- and I think this tool provides an excellent diagnostic starting point for dialogue to get everyone closer"

(R.B., Mexico)

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Do these sentiments sound at all familiar to you:

  • I cannot get anything done in the office – I am constantly interrupted!  People don’t seem to realize that they cannot just come into my office whenever they want.
  • Deadlines don’t seem to matter to anyone.  I spend too much time nagging people to submit their tasks that are way overdue.
  • Sometimes I feel like I am running a kindergarten group instead of a professional office.  Initiative is almost non-existent.

These are just three examples of a whole range of frustrating experiences that people speak of when they work across cultures – either as expatriates or as home-based managers of internationally diverse teams.  The next sentence usually goes something like this:

 

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Cross-Cultural Course "LIVING AND WORKING IN MEXICO"

by Laura Crompton


This course can be used as:

  • a self-assessment program that potential expatriates can take to decide if moving to Mexico will work for them and their families
  • a full cross-cultural course that offers expats and business leaders information they need to understand in order to succeed in Mexico

My name is Laura Crompton and I am the co-director of Integra Relocation Solutions®, based in Monterrey, Mexico. Both my business partner Sofia and I are Brits and had emigrated to the northern Mexican city already speaking Spanish and having some local knowledge. I had also previously lived in Scotland, Los Angeles and Cuba, and had visited Monterrey several times, and so I was arriving fully prepared for the Mexican experience – or so I thought!


After struggling to adapt to the slow and complex Mexican bureaucracy that accompanies almost every activity and process in the country, something became all too apparent: moving to Mexico without relocation support and extensive cultural preparation is no easy task. I made a point of meeting with and interviewing other expats in the city, and as a result of stories of confusion, disappointment and frustration across the board, my business was born.

Years down the line and many, many expat families later, I felt we could share our knowledge and experience with those arriving in Mexico who didn’t have access to a full relocation package or were based in other cities.

 

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Cross-Cultural Course "LIVING AND WORKING IN QATAR"

by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar

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This course can be used as:

  • a self-assessment program that potential expatriates can take to decide if moving to Qatar will work for them and their families
  • a full cross-cultural course that offers expats and business leaders information they need to understand in order to succeed in Qatar

The oil rich states of the Arabian Gulf have experienced unprecedented growth. This is in contrast to the financial constraints in many of the world’s other economies and so there is an increase in interest in living and working in this stable area within the Middle East.

 

Qatar’s introduction to the international stage is being experienced on several fronts – from the political via their involvement in the Libyan crisis, to being named the hosts of the 2022 World Cup.  Due to the small number of the national population, Qatar has always been a diverse living and working environment with people from literally all corners of the world. For those who are new to the Middle East, the move can seem overwhelming in the face of the evening news reports; but the reality is thousands of expats make their home all over the Gulf.

 

Most people don’t know very much about the Middle East and even less about this kidney sized shaped peninsula just above Saudi Arabia.  Navigating the customs, culture, and traditions of the general Arab culture within a multinational context can be very challenging. What is considered culturally appropriate?  What could be potentially offensive?  “Living and Working in Qatar” is the first step to answering these questions.

 
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Cross-Cultural Course "LIVING AND WORKING IN INDIA"

by Deepa Natarajan

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This course can be used as:

  • a self-assessment program that potential expatriates can take to decide if moving to India will work for them and their families
  • a full cross-cultural course that offers expats and business leaders information they need to understand in order to succeed in India
  • a license for coaches/trainers/consultants who want to help their clients succeed in India

As the world talks about mature offshore markets, India buzzes as a growing economy capitalizing on its demographic dividend.

 

If you are here because you

  • Do business with Indians or plan to work with them.
  • Are relocating to India.
  • Are visiting India to setup business relations with India.
  • Are a coach, consultant, or trainer working with clients who work with India and would like to have a license for presenting this material

 Whatever the reasons, the common denominator is that you are going to interact in a culture that is different. Moving to another country is like dipping yourself in a new environment, with different sensors. Would it help you if you understood the Indian YES?

 

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Cross-Cultural Course "LIVING AND WORKING IN THE UK"

by Louise Wiles

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This course can be used as:

  • a self-assessment program that potential expatriates can take to decide if moving to the UK will work for them and their families
  • a full cross-cultural course that offers expats and business leaders information they need to understand in order to succeed in the UK

So are you...

  • Considering relocation to the UK?
  • Preparing for a move or a business trip to the UK?
  • Already living in the UK but finding aspects of the UK culture surprisingly challenging?

 The UK is a small island with a big international presence. London, alongside New York is one of the worlds’ largest financial centres and has the largest number of international visitors of any city in the world.

 

 Comprised of four countries and home to over two hundred different nationalities the UK has a truly international representation. And with this in mind I invite you to develop your understanding of the country that resides beneath this international profile.

 

What are the cultural norms, beliefs and values of the typical person from the UK? This programme provides a general overview and useful insights. These are offered as a starting point for your personal cultural discovery.

 

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