Working internationally is challenging. Even though it is stimulating and rewarding, there are potential difficulties when people from different cultures misunderstand each other.
Our practical courses provide an introduction to Culture and why we behave in the way we do. Together, we explore what you have observed in others and review the underlying values, attitudes and expectations driving their behaviours.
We use tools and Models of Culture to highlight the changes you need to make to harmonise and work better together. We can fully customise our content for the cultural groups that you are working with.
Using a Model of Culture, we will help you understand your international colleagues and their preferences and tendencies. Throughout your engaging session, we will answer all your inter-cultural questions and offer practical advice for building excellent working relationships.
All our courses are fully tailored and are delivered in-company or at a location of your choice. Course durations include classic one- and two-day programmes, half-day Master Classes, short Learning Bites, webinars or coaching using web-based profiling questionnaires and feedback.
Need inspiration? Read our Babel Blog 'Cultural Training - Nice to Have or Must-Have?'.
"I just wanted to share with you that I've recently run follow up sessions at our Swedish office and I'm really pleased to say that the Babel training sessions have had a really positive impact on people there. Brilliant to see that this really made a difference."
Intercultural Awareness Programme
MTK Wireless Ltd
"Initially I didn't think that it was going to be very helpful but the course was well structured and gave me many things to take away to improve my own practices."
"Excellent Masterclass, engaging speaker, up to date articles, great examples, thorough content. Fun!"
Cross Cultural Training
"For a day course it was perfect but it has left me wanting to learn more which is always a good thing!"
"Although I have had cultural training in the past, this was far more useful to me. It was interactive and helped me to improve my cultural awareness."
Working Across Cultures
Experian - Bulgaria
"I enjoyed learning how to deal with situations emerging from cultural differences within the USA (dialects, accents). Some really helpful insight into the American mind-set, especially business life. Also, the ability to phrase things in a way that US clients understand. Now I understand that there are some things here in the EU that US citizens never use so cannot understand."
American Cultural Training
"Engaging Trainer. Clear understanding / insight into the subject, seemed genuinely interested in what we wanted to get from the course/ how it applied to our roles."
Working Effectively with India
Royal Society of Chemistry - Cambridge
"An excellent presenter - very happy to address work specific related questions and deviate from planned materials when it was helpful."
Working Effectively with Japan
"The trainer gave me straight answers to my questions and tips on how to deal with my problematic situation in the future."
Working Across Cultures
VMWare - Bulgaria
“I’ve gained a better understanding to cultural differences. I definitely suggest colleagues go on this to learn that something may be classed as ‘rude’ but it’s merely a misunderstanding.”
Cultural Diversity & Inclusion
"The course improved my level of confidence to deal with situations and I now feel I have a better understanding of the Chinese and Russian cultures."
Developing World-Class Customer Service
Customer Service Academy, Berkeley Group
"The trainer made us very comfortable, which created good questions and discussions."
High Performance Multi-Cultural Teams
BNP Paribas Securities Services - Glasgow
“I often proof-read our International Magazine for grammar/ typos. Now I will also consider the Global English v Native English impact in the future.”
Exploring How We Work
Computacenter - Hatfield
"We really enjoyed the workshop. To be honest I was a little bit sceptical beforehand but any thoughts like that were very quickly banished, and certain subjects were discussed that I hadn’t even thought about. We both got a lot out of the day and would highly recommend to everyone."
International Assignee: Living & Working in France
Many companies are understandably nervous about bringing employees together for training at the moment. Our experienced trainers can continue to provide inspiring sessions and webinars live online as an alternative. These include: virtual classrooms for foreign and English language training, international assignee briefings, country-specific cultural briefings and virtual culture coaching. Please contact us if you would like to discuss these options on 020 8295 5877.