A Little Bit About Us

"Globalization is not a zero-sum game, but we need to hone our skills to stay in play."

Jon Meacham

Ethos

Our name reflects what we are about as a company and how we go about doing things.

commisceō 

(present infinitive commiscēre, perfect active commiscuī, supine commixtum)

  • mix or mingle together, intermingle, combine.
  • unite, bring together, join, mingle.
  • produce by mingling.

 

Commisceo is Latin with a meaning of “to unite, to mix, to mingle”; in other words to bring about togetherness through interaction, understanding and knowledge transfer.

The inference is that unity is the fruit of coming together, talking, sharing and learning.

In today’s hyper-globalised world, many businesses and organisations need employees with the skills needed to work abroad and cross-culturally.

 

Goals

Our goals are simple - we want to "increase the peace".

We believe our training, our approach and our ethos can help break down barriers and improve cross-cultural understanding.

When we deliver our courses or consultancy services, we do so with the positive intention that through understanding more about one another, we are able to get the best out of each other, regardless of culture.

 

History

Our company began life as another company with a different name.

Founded in the UK in 2004, we provided translation, interpreting & language services as well as cultural awareness courses and business training. 

In 2014, the language services part of the company were aqcuired by another company, however the owners kept the training part of the business to continue their passion for culture. This has now become Commisceo Global Consultancy.

 

We Approach Cultural Training Differently

We believe it's unhealthy to dilute cultural awareness training down to dos and don'ts or a list of bullet points.

This is just information. This is skin deep and in fact, we argue, it’s counterproductive as it reinforces stereotypes and closes doors to alternative ways of thinking.

We take a different route. We emphasise self-critique, skills-based cultural understanding and experiential learning. Our focus is more on creating ‘global mindedness’.

 

Our Training & Consultancy Work

You could best see us as a consultancy or training provider with a particular expertise in the areas of working globally, cultural awareness skills and international training, i.e. the building blocks of global-mindedness.

Much of what we do is designing bespoke training courses for businesses and organisations. We do this worldwide, in all languages, across sectors. These are either one-offs or can be much more detailed long-term projects.

In short, we specialise in finding solutions, building programmes, courses and content that help give people the skills needed to work globally and/or across cultures.

 Have a look at some of the work we have done on our Portfolio page.

 

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