Global Mindset Training
Develop a global mindset. Optimize communication and collaboration with your international colleagues in Denmark and China, 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.
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.
Tuesday, 18 June 2019
- 08:00 - 08:30 Registration
- 08:30 - 09:00 Welcome and Introduction
- 09:00 - 10:30 Workshop: Introduction and Cultural Models
- 10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
- 10:45 - 12:00 Workshop: Handling hierarchy, leadership and decision making
- 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
- 13:00 - 14:15 Workshop: Cross-cultural communication, improving meetings, agreements and delegation of tasks
- 14:15 - 14:30 Coffee Break
- 14:30 - 15:30 Workshop: Case work
- 15:30 - 16:00 Actions and Wrap-up
IBA Confucius Institute
Ålegården 2-4, 6000 Kolding, Denmark
The following is an outline of the global mindset training programme.
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.
2.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!
3.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.
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.
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.
2,500 DKK per person
The price of the workshops includes:
- The training programme
- Coffee breaks
- 1 x lunch
Registration and payment
Please register online in the box above.
You can pay the participation fee online here >>
Registration and payment deadline: Monday, 10 June 2019
Please note: we have limited number of places on this workshop. We will close registration if the available places are filled.
For further information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org