Develop a global mindset. Optimize communication and collaboration between your international colleagues, increasing productivity.

IBA Confucius Institute (IBACI) invites you to its global mindset training. This aims to increase cultural intelligence, and to improve global communications and cross-cultural collaboration for leaders, directors and employees in Denmark, Europe and China. The training programme has been developed in collaboration with C3 Consulting, who have many years of experience delivering similar training programmes.

Global Mindset

The Global Mindset Training programme is a 2 day event. It takes place the 10th - 11th of September 2019.

The price is 2.250 DKK per person

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The main goal of this programme is to strengthen cultural insight, to avoid misunderstandings, and to improve daily cross-cultural communication and collaboration between employees and partners from different cultures.

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019

  • 15:00 - 15:30 Registration
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Welcome & Introduction
  • 16:00 - 18:30 Workshop
  • 19:00 - 21:00 Dinner


Wednesday, 11 September 2019

  • 08:00 - 10:00 Workshop
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 10:30 - 12:30 Workshop
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 – 15:00 Workshop
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Summing up & Feedback
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Farewell Reception
Aimei Bojsen
- I like the Global Mindset Training Programme very much because it is very well organized, informative, interesting and beneficial. With the help of the 4R model, I understand better why I behave differently in different situations, which will probably help me to communicate better in the future. The Lego and the card games taught me to put myself in other people’s shoes, and to be better at observing and understanding others’ perspectives.
Aimei Bojsen
Teacher, Kolding Realskole


IBA Confucius Institute

Havneparken 1, 6000 Kolding, Denmark

The following is an outline of the global mindset training programme.

Training process

The aim of this training programme is to put new knowledge into practice, in order to create better results in your global workday. To best ensure that you can implement what you’ve learnt, our training programme takes place as follows:


  1. Before the training starts:

To begin with, we talk to the relevant parties in your organization, to clarify your training objectives, experiences and challenges. We then ask participants to fill out a questionnaire. The questionnaire gives participants the opportunity to reflect on their personal experiences and challenges within cross-cultural communication, and to address any specific questions they would like to work on during the training.

From the information gathered, we can then customize the training to create specific cases and examples which we incorporate into the two workshops. The questions asked in the survey will also motivate each participant to become engaged in the subject and to reflect on personal goals.


  1. During the training:

Throughout the training, we switch between research-based presentations, workshops, practical cases and shared reflection. A highly dynamic, developing and instructive process is encouraged, in which participants’ own experiences are a part of the training.

We focus on how new knowledge can be translated into skills: What will you do differently after the training? What habits will you change - and how? How will you incorporate these new tools into your intercultural work practices and projects? What cultural guidelines can be drawn up, and how can we ensure that we use them? How will you, as project manager or employee, use these tools to support your assignments?


Key elements of the training are:

  • Cases: We continuously work with your own examples - e.g. experiences with global colleagues/managers where things didn’t go as planned. Casework makes the training relevant, and enhances the connection between training scenarios and real-life situations.
  • Cultural models: New knowledge is more readily used when it becomes systematic. That’s why we use a range of cultural models which make it easier to deal with complex scenarios where cultural differences come into play. The models are brought up repeatedly, so that they are easy to remember and use, even on a busy day. See also one of our models here.
  • Energy and involvement: We promote active learning by involving all participants, and maintain energy levels by switching between presentations, casework, exercises and group discussions. We do this because people learn best when they’re engaged and involved. And we might as well have fun at the same time!


  1. After the training:

We round things off by summarizing what you’ve learned, and how you’ll implement it in your everyday life. Participants will think about next steps, with regard to breaking habits and putting new knowledge into practice.

About a week after the training, we send out a summary of the benefits and subsequent action plans of the training, along with thought-provoking questions that will help each participant retain what they have learned.

Imke Homma
- Some of the things I have taken away from the training are that the reflection of a self-understanding of one's own culture, along with lively intercultural exchange by means of ‘ask and tell’, and creating low-risk-situations such as breaks and small groups, are, amongst other things, necessary for successful intercultural communication and collaboration.
Imke Homma
Head of the Cultural Department, Confucius Institute at the University of Hamburg

Content of the training

The training can include, for example:

  • ‘All cultural understanding begins with self-understanding’.
  • Blind spots - what is typical and normal in your own national culture, and how you perceive ‘good collaboration’.
  • An introduction to basic cultural models, e.g. the ‘cultural investigator’ and the 4R model.
  • What cultural differences between CN, DK and current European cultures influence our global work interface, project management, and deals/agreements for which the participants are responsible?
  • How to deal with culturally different management styles and decision-making processes; and understanding why they are different.
  • How to ensure productive and forward-moving projects across cultural and professional differences.
  • How to communicate effectively across cultures. Understanding direct vs. indirect communication.
  • What to do and how to approach it when a misunderstanding or challenge has arisen within your collaboration.
  • Building up relationships, trust and interconnectedness, face-to-face or virtually, in order to strengthen reliability within the collaboration.
Beili Xiang
- To me, the 4R model is fantastic. It is very helpful for me to grasp the characteristics of a culture/society/country, based on the analysis of its risk, responsibility, rank and relationship. The training also provided several facilitating questions of 4R for our international groups to analyze and share. I learned the similarities and differences among cultures in China, the UK and the Czech Republic.
Beili Xiang
Visiting Researcher and Co-director, Confucius Institute for Innovation and Learning at Aalborg University (CI AAU)

Key benefits of the training

Your organizations will:

  • Acquire common tools and a common language, in order to deal with situations involving cultural differences - uniting your global organization.
  • Learn to perceive differences and similarities - for example around national culture, age, gender and professional background - as an advantage; and to use them in gaining new knowledge and new ideas.
  • Increase efficiency between your different international offices, as you learn to sense what lies at the heart of the challenges you face when you collaborate across borders: cultural differences, personal styles, or other unknown factors.
  • Share experiences and knowledge from your global working day and establish best practices.
  • Have a launch pad for developing a global mindset throughout the organization - a global mindset which ultimately strengthens your motivation.


As a participant, you will:

  • Become aware of the significant aspects of your own culture - so that you can put these differences into words when you work globally across offices.
  • Learn how to communicate more consciously, and to achieve effective collaboration and high levels of motivation with international colleagues.
  • Develop tools for building relationships with your colleagues in CN, DK and Europe, based on trust and inclusion - so you can produce better results together.
  • Recognize the typical pitfalls in your global work - and learn how to avoid these pitfalls, so that you can save time and achieve greater success in your day-to-day tasks.
  • Gain tools for dealing with cultural misunderstandings and conflicts.


2,250 DKK per person

The price of the workshops includes:

  • The training programme
  • Coffee breaks and farewell reception
  • 1 x dinner
  • 1 x lunch

Travel costs and accommodation are not included. We recommend staying at Kolding Hotel Apartments. For more information please visit the website here.

For booking please contact Kolding Hotel Apartmenst directly on email:

Registration and payment

Please register online in the box above.

You can pay the participation fee online here >>

Registration and payment deadline: Sunday the 1st September, 2019

For further information please contact us at


  • Ildikó Antal
    Ildikó Antal
    Director, IBA International & Confucius Institute