INTERCULTURAL TRAINING

OUR STANDARD TRAINING OFFER

Intercultural business training is about learning how to work with people from other countries or cultures.

It involves realising that the way you work is determined by your own cultural background, accepting that people from other cultures will work in other ways, and understanding that to become a global citizen you will need to learn about these differences, why they occur and how to resolve them.

Intercultural business training is the best way for employers to identify employees who will be able to work in culturally diverse environments. It is a skill that will help you to succeed in your international career, especially if you are working for a multinational company or doing business abroad.

We provide company trainings in:

CULTURAL DIFFERENCE Learn your own cultural profile and how it may differs to people from other cultures
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION How to use English language to work with other cultures
MULTICULTURAL TEAMWORK The basics on diverse teams and inclusion. High risk but unbeatable.
EXPATRIATE JOBS AND RELOCATION Help with starting work in a new culture.

To help your business gain competitive advantage in the modern international world.

Contact us on itc@szkolenia-lodz.com to request example one-day training programmes for all our standard training offers.

WANT TO FURTHER SPECIALISE YOUR TRAININGS?

All of our standard trainings are available to be further modified into specialist trainings focused on specified target cultures or soft-skills.

DOING BUSINESS WITH…  – Specialisation by Target Culture

Do you need intercultural business knowledge to help you to conduct business with a specific country or region?

Modify our standard trainings into ‚Doing Business with …. ‚ location specific trainings by providing a target culture or region.  We can show you how your own cultural background determines the way you resolve issues at work and how others, from your target culture or region, may have found different solutions to the same problems.

If you work with someone from another culture without being aware of this you can misunderstand many aspects of their behaviour. You may even start to feel that the person behaves inappropriately and, worst of all, it may leave you with a negative experience of people from that culture.

‚Doing Business with … ‚ location specific trainings are essential for anyone concerned with effectively working with people from a specific target culture. To learn how to interpret and adapt to people from this culture and to develop techniques to build more effective relationships.

Contact itc@szkolenia-lodz.com for more details on how to specialise yoour standard training into a specialist soft-skill training.

Examples: Doing Business with Europe/Doing Business with East Asia

MULTICULTURAL BUSINESS SKILLS – Specialisation by Soft-Skill

So you have learnt a foreign language… But will you be able to use it?

As business becomes increasingly global, it is hoped that the education system will provide future employees not only foreign language skills, but also with the multicultural soft-skills needed for an international career. But is this not too much to ask from language studies alone?

If you work in English language and you want to be great at your job you might need extra help with your soft-skills. ‚Multicultural Business Skills’ trainings will show you how to use your language skills in new ways to communicate with other cultures and to enjoy working with people from all over the world.

Contact itc@szkolenia-lodz.com for more details on how to specialise yoour standard training into a specialist soft-skill training.

Examples: Multicultural Customer Service/ Multicultural Public Speaking

ADVANCED TRAININGS

INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE Rebuild your organisation’s culture from the top down

Contact us on itc@szkolenia-lodz.com for more details on our advanced trainings.

OUR TRAINERS

 Timothy J Bridgman photo 2Timothy J. Bridgman

Timothy is the creator and manager of the Intercultural Business Skills department at SZKOLENIA ŁÓDŹ and a founding partner of the ‚Multicultural Skills in Business’ conference. He is an active researcher and writer on multicultural business skills in Poland and has been published by the British Council, Intercultural Training Channel and Culture Matters blog. He is the author of the book: ‚Positively Disappointed – Business Across Cultures in Poland (2015)’.

Timothy is a graduate from Lancaster University, UK in Culture and Communication. His professional work experience includes employment for Warner Bros. UK, managing partner of an online world music marketing company and 10 years as a senior lecturer at University of Łódź, Poland. In 2013 he left behind his other projects to focus soley on intercultural business training. He first came to Poland in 1998 and lives in Łódź.

Sally Fairman The Usual Suspects  Sally Fairman

Sally is an energetic and passionate trainer specialising in growth, transition and motivating exceptional staff. When she was appointed executive director of The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company (Los Angeles, US) in 2005, the organization was struggling financially and on the verge of shutting its doors. Within 3 years, she had raised over $1M and the organization received The Youth Arts and Humanities Program Award, presented by First Lady Laura Bush at The White House.  Her key to success was a focus on people, empowerment and an emphasis on diversity and inclusion to create inspiring work environments. These experiences now form the basis of her trainings.

Sally’s other previous work experience includes manager of customer service and outside sales for Hitech Systems, Inc., an LA-based international public safety software vendor and teaching English to international students at Columbia University. She has lived in Michigan, Washington DC, New York City, Los Angeles and Madrid – Spain and now lives in Lodz – Poland.

Adam4 edit smallAdam Bednarek

Adam is bi-lingual and bi-cultural Polish-Canadian. Born in Poland, Adam was re-located and educated in Montreal, Canada when his father was sent on an overseas assignment for a major Polish manufacturer in the early 80s. He then continued living in Toronto, Canada and New York City, USA before returning to Łódź, Poland to study for a phd in dialectology and sociolinguistics.

Adam has previously held the position of Associate Dean of the Lodz International Studies Academy (WSSM) where he successfully carried out a series of training projects including a 3 year course – “Intercultural Communication” (2010-2013) financed through the European Social Fund and was head editor for the journal “Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Cross Cultural Communication” (2012). He now holds the position of senior lecturer at the University of Social Sciences where he specialises in initiating innovative new educational programmes in collaboration with international business services centres (Fujitsu SAN Academy).

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