"I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand."From the Xunzi by Xun Kuang (312-230BC)
Become interculturally competent
Intercultural competence is not something you can start learning only in books, you need to have experienced it, sensed the feelings it has given rise to.
In intercultural training, feelings can be experienced through games, quizzes, role playing, case studies, selected to guide you from awareness to competence, from ethnocentric to ethnorelativist.
We can learn a list of dos and don’ts. It will bring some knowledge of the target culture, but its validity will be very narrow and limited, covering only to the particular field of activity of the list. The question then is, what do you do with that knowledge, how do you use it? And what if you step outside of the target culture, what will you do?
I have gained my intercultural trainer skills with the LTS Certificate in 2018.
I have extended my knowledge by attending courses, reading, reflecting on my past intercultural experiences, going to meetings and exchanging with like minded people.
My training combines knowledge with practice, participants playing an active role using games, video clips of real situations, role playing, case studies, and importantly, de-brief.
I help leaders and managers who work internationally with colleagues and companies from abroad.
Each session or session group is tailored to the learner, to his knowledge and to the objectives to be met.
Training can be face to face or online.
Culture Connector is a great tool to help with multiple cultures situations. See our page Culture Connector.
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