Scandinavia Cultural Awareness Training

"The presenter delivered the training course very well – he kept the group engaged and he came across as very professional and well informed."

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scandinavian culture training

 

Our training course is perfect for anyone working with Scandinavians or doing business in Denmark, Norway, Finland or Sweden.

 

 

 

Who benefits from our courses?

We help people from all walks of life.

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

 ...and many, many more.

 

  Case Study - Team-Building

We were approached by a Norwegian company in the natural resources sector.

They were facing productivity issues due to the performance of offshore teams; management level had identified poor communication, lack of trust and low team morale as issues.

The multicultural make-up of the teams was further seen as a potential 'flash point'.

Our trainers developed a team-building training course with a heavy emphasis on understanding and accepting Norwegian culture as the dominant work culture.

This was rolled out to all staff within the company over the course of a year. Our client now uses the training as part of their induction cycle which has dramatically improved working practices, communication and relationships.

 

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.
A course can cover the the region as a whole or look at Denmark, Norway, Finland or Sweden separately.

 

Topics many of our clients want to explore include:

Cultural Awareness & Scandinavia

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

 

Communicating with Scandinavians

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

 

Business in Scandinavia

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

 

Working in Scandinavia

  • Intoductions, 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.