Intercultural Competence Training
Accra
11 and 12 October 2024

Kathrin Atta-Agyeman, lawyer and coach, who followed a training earlier.

In an international environment it is a challenge to have organisations and people to work effectively. Culture has a massive impact on these international work places and it’s not possible to simply transfer management techniques from one context to another, without changing their outcomes.

This Masterclass will help you to improve effectiveness and performance in a cross-cultural work place. A thorough understanding of the basic cultural differences, scientifically found by the late Prof. Hofstede and others, and the skills to apply these dimensions to a great variety of situations, provides for a better performance in international teams, an adaptation of management techniques and a good balance between the standardization of HQ and the localization of the implementation.

Designed for

The Masterclass is designed for managers, professionals and employees working in an international workplace. Since cultural differences work both ways, the training is made for both people from the African continent (internally and externally) as well as people from other continents dealing with Africa.

Objectives:

  1. Gain deep insights into the role of culture within organisations, with special attention to the differences among African cultures and between Africa and other continents.
  2. Ability to apply the mo basic cultural differences model to your practice, to adapt strategy and (change) management techniques and to improve internal and external communication.

Your Trainer

The training will be given by Alette Vonk.

Coming from the Netherlands, Alette has lived and worked in the USA for one year and for a period of ten years in West-Africa (Cameroon, Benin and Ghana). She is an independent OD and intercultural management consultant since 2010 and a lecturer intercultural management at the University of Leiden.

Time and location

Thursday and Friday 11 and 12 October, 2024; from 9.00 – 16.00 h.

Accra, Ghana; the precise location will be published later.

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