Cultural Training - Graduate Development Programme

Programme overview
Each delegate will be asked to complete and return a pre-course questionnaire, to enable the trainer to tailor the session to meet their needs. The topics we cover in the session are:
• Welcome, Introduction and Agenda
• Communication and Team Building
• Cultural Awareness

Objectives
At the end of the course, your young professionals will have learnt how to:
• Understand their international colleagues' cultural values and preferred approaches in the workplace
• Communicate effectively whether on a face-to-face basis or remotely
• Explore the issues of team-working from different cultural perspectives
• Gain practical hints and tips to follow when working in your multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams

Programme overview

Each delegate will be asked to complete and return a pre-course questionnaire, to enable the trainer to tailor the session to meet their needs. The topics we cover in the session are:
• Welcome, Introduction and Agenda
• Communication and Team Building
• Cultural Awareness

Course structure

The course is highly interactive and delegates will be encouraged to share their cultures differences and explore the challenges and solutions together through discussion, exercises and role-play of ‘real life’ business scenarios (in a confidential environment). We work with small groups or up to 100 delegates. The trainer will also refer to powerpoint throughout the session, which will be provided as a hard copy at the end of the day.

Benefits
Babel has an established relationship with Cambridge Network since 2006. Providing Cultural Training delivered by experienced, professional, personable trainers.

If graduates play an important part in your company’s future, you will know that you are working in a demanding and competitive environment. Attracting and retaining the cream of your industry’s talent is an important and expensive commitment.

Babel can support you by delivering this training as part of your induction week, 1 or 1 ½ days to keep your graduates stimulated and eager to learn. Also, encouraging bonding of colleagues from the beginning and providing an insight to each other’s cultures and the way in which they work.

Read our case study "Global Ready Graduates".


What our delegates say…
“The Babel presentations were very good as it really raised general awareness towards how we perceive or are perceived, towards culture and general communication. I think this will be very useful for me. They were true experts at presenting as they used many good presentation tools; smaller groups, dialogue, tasks, not too long sessions, showing knowledge and passion to the subject.”

“Babel tried to make the educational process as fun as possible. All this meant that it was easier to pay attention and take in the material. “

“The module gave me a better understanding of working with people from different cultures and will definitely play an important role to avoid miscommunication when it comes to working with colleagues from other offices in the future.”


Additional options

Language Training
To compliment this training we can provide language training:
• Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Bahasa Indonesia, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Bahasa Malaysia, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Urdu.

Also for non-native speakers we deliver Advanced Business English and Accent Modification courses. The lessons can be delivered face-to-face, ‘live’ on-line or as a blended solution.

Cultural Newsletter
Delegates can also sign up to our free monthly cultural newsletter.

Babel delivers language training in all major world languages, coaches delegates to be culturally competent in their global roles, briefs expats for starting new jobs overseas and helps create high-performing remote teams.