Germany Cultural Awareness Training

"My expectations were exceeded."

Tesa delegate

german culture course

 

 

Our training course is perfect for anyone working with Germans or doing business in Germany.

 

 

 

Who benefits from our courses?

We help people from all walks of life.

  • Professionals relocating to Germany for work
  • Businesses needing help managing German suppliers or staff
  • Project teams collaborating with German counterparts
  • Leaders and managers motivating German employees
  • Sales people pitching for prospects in Germany

 ...and many, many more.

 

  Case Study - Integrating Teams

A company in the nuclear energy sector had split its management across sites in the UK and Germany. It had become apparent that the two sets of managers were in essence not performing as one team; moreover, two very distinct teams, sharing very little, had formed.

As well as addressing issues such as hierarchy, trust, communication and working practices we delivered a series of courses across both sites that was designed to break down rigid perceptions of one another, to give cultural reasoning behind historic tensions and create a new sense of shared purpose.

The outcome was so positive we still now deliver this course to any new members that join the senior management team.

 

What's Covered in the Course?

All our courses are bespoke.

This means no two courses are ever 100% the same. We tailor the contents, topics and approach according to who are are training.

 

Topics many of our clients want to explore include:

Cultural Awareness & Germany

  • Cross-cultural (mis)perceptions
  • Attitudes to foreigners and stereotypes
  • Social values and cultural pillars

 

Communicating with Germans

  • Beliefs, ethics, customs and expectations
  • Building relationships, etiquette and manners
  • Communication and sharing information

 

Business in Germany

  • Business drivers and cultural fundamentals
  • Cross-cultural analysis of potential challenges
  • Comparative analysis of business practices

 

Working in Germany

  • Introductions, meetings and negotiations
  • Networking, business entertainment and trust
  • Managing conflict, influencing and decision making


These topics are indicative only - we cover what learners need.

 

How is the training delivered?

All our courses are delivered as webinars.

 

How do I get a course overview?

Simply by using the form below.

Let us know a bit about what you need and we can either send you a sample course outline or arrange a call.

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Why cultural awareness training?

For us, cultural awareness training is about helping people access insights and information that are going to make a critical difference to their roles.

It's so much more than learning about culture, dos and dont's or how to communicate with someone from another culture.

In fact, cross-cultural training helps develops 10 core professional competencies.

  1. Complex Problem Solving
  2. Critical Thinking
  3. Creativity
  4. People Management
  5. Coordinating with others
  6. Emotional Intelligence
  7. Decision Making
  8. Service Orientation
  9. Negotiation
  10. Cogntive Flexibilty

 

First-class Cultural Trainers

All Commisceo trainers are hand picked for their expertise in four key areas:

  • Academic knowledge of intercultural communication studies
  • First-hand working knowledge of a specific country/culture/region
  • Industry-specific experience and a broad commercial accumen
  • Inspiring training style with the ability to connect with various levels

 

The trainer you receive for your training will be the one best suited for you.

For example, if we are training a family moving to Beijing then our trainer would be someone who has been through the move themselves and can give first-hand insights. Similarly, if a manager needs a course on how to remotely manage manufacturing staff in Brazil, their trainer would be someone who has been there and done it. If we are training a team of sales people looking at Qatar, then our trainer is someone who has sold into Qatar.

Our trainers speak with experience, offering learners access to someone that can make an impact in their roles.

 

Eye-opening Training Approach

We want people who take our courses to leave with their eyes wide open.

We don't believe we can do this unless our training courses engage - this can only come when learning is relevant, fun and enriching.

  • We always make courses relevant through properly understanding needs
  • We always keep courses fun by delivering them in an informal and interactive way
  • We always ensure they are enriching by challenging people to challenge themselves

 

Pick up new skills. Create winning habits. Boost your prospects when working across cultures.