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Saudi Arabia Cultural Awareness Training

"I found the course extremely interesting and informative - great trainers which were thoroughly engaging and clearly know their subject inside and out."

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Our training course is perfect for anyone working with Saudi counterparts or doing business in Saudi Arabia.

 

 

 

Who benefits from our courses?

We help people from all walks of life.

  • Professionals relocating to or visiting the Saudi Arabia for work
  • Businesses needing help managing contracts with Saudi clients
  • Project teams collaborating with Saudi counterparts
  • Leaders and managers motivating Saudi employees
  • Exporters pitching for prospects in Saudi Arabia

 ...and many, many more.

 

  Case Study - Catering to Saudi Learners

Our client is a large training consultancy in the USA running group courses for international business delegates.

With a number of Saudi delegates in place for upcoming events, our client was keen to ensure they made the best impression and accommodated delegate cultural needs.

The training we designed was based on Saudi expectations, learning styles, communication and basic social etiquette.

The course was delivered three years ago and has been followed up with training every year! The client considers the training vital in securing future bookings from Saudi learners.

 

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 & Saudi Arabia

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

 

Communicating with Saudis

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

 

Business in Saudi Arabia

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

 

Working in Saudi Arabia

  • Hierarchy, working relationships and trust
  • Networking, business entertainment and meetings
  • Managing conflict, influencing and decision making


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

 

How is the training delivered?

This course can be delivered as a webinar and is also available as a ready-to-go online course via our LMS.

 

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.