Argonaut Training - Your cross cultural online solution

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Argonaut offers online business solutions for achieving effectiveness in intercultural situations. Some basic cultural country profiles are free, but with premium services which make it easy to design and run high-impact training and development projects on an individual basis.

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Argonaut Training - Your cross cultural online solution

  1. 1. • Working Successfully Across Borders • High Performing TeamsYour key to • Self-paced learning • Business oriented resources • E-Learning for Intercultural success www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  2. 2. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSINGWhat is Argonaut? Cultural Awarenesswww.argonautonline.com for Global Business Impact• Online tool for internal organizational use• Blended learning solution for use inside & outside of training and coaching sessions• Platform to manage intercultural learning www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  3. 3. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSINGArgonaut: underpinning values Cultural Awareness forHelp organizations help themselves by Global Business Impact supporting people internally with online solutions to:•Improve internal communication•Build high performing diverse teams•Help individuals deal effectively with cultural transitions www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  4. 4. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSINGWhat in practice? Cultural Awareness for Global Business Impact• Assessments• Tutorials• Reference material• Exclusive content• Discussions To enable you to work effectively across cultures … www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  5. 5. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSINGCommon exercises and their goals Cultural Awareness for Global Business Impact Argonaut Intercultural Cultural Negotiate Standard Study Guide Knowledge Bank Globally AssessmentStart with a Guide Do the Assessment Learn about Cultures Build Your SkillsEngage learner in Provide trainer with group Gain solutions to specific Apply knowledge andinteresting content profile and robust needs business issues on demand skills assessment and immediatelyCover important basics and Practice culturallybackground information Allow learners to quickly Promote ongoing learning competent actions in grasp cultural differences opportunities realistic situationsAllow face-to-face sessions and its impact on workto go deep quickly Find quick answers and Gain confidence and Move learners toward insight to daily challenges preparedness with tips strategy building and and strategies problem solving www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  6. 6. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSINGArgonaut can help: Cultural Awareness for• Expatriates prepare for moves abroad Global Business Impact• Global teams to work more effectively together• Employees to better understand and work with diverse peers, suppliers, and customers• Executives to build their culture savvy before business trips to other cultures www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  7. 7. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSINGOriginal research Cultural Awareness for• Doctoral research Global Business Impact – Cross-Cultural Transition: a Case Study of Cultural Conflict Incidents - Dr Carey Coghill, Georgia State University• 9 years data gathering with clients• Cross-cultural literature• PhD dissertations, academic research, specialised journals, books, articles, etc.• Structured interviews & statistical data analysis – Expatriate managers US & Europe 1997- 2006 – Multi-cultural focus groups based in the UK• Expert opinion• Reality checks, validated by a native of the Sources for Argonaut’s country, and a non-native who has extensive dimensions, reality checks, exposure to the culture descriptions www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  8. 8. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSINGThe assessment ArgonautOnline Cultural features a short Awareness cultural for Assessment... Global Business Impact • that Overarching Themes 4 can help you understand • your own preferred ways of 12 Total Dimensions • working and how thisDimension 3 Questions per may be similar and different to other • cultures. 36 Questions www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  9. 9. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSINGIndividual profiles Cultural Awareness for Global Business Impact Common Exercises • Cultural Layers, Identity • Perception (Gap) Discussions • Focused Culture Specific Info • Challenge Identification • Strategy and Skill Building • Framework for Case Study Analysis Individual Feedback (e.g. Coaching) www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  10. 10. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSING CulturalUse the assessment to: Awareness for Global Business Impact Gain strategies for working more effectively with cultures www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  11. 11. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSING CulturalUse the assessment to: Awareness for Global Business Impact Learn about how different cultures tend to work around key cultural dimensions www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  12. 12. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSING CulturalUse the assessment to: Awareness for Global Business Impact Train yourself in daily situations and possible dilemmas where these differences will surface … www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  13. 13. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSING CulturalThe Intercultural Study guide: Awareness for Global Business Impact In the Intercultural Study Guide you learn more about key topics and concepts in working across cultures ... www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  14. 14. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSING CulturalThe Intercultural Study guide: Awareness for Global Business ImpactLearn how to work cautiouslyand effectively with stereotypes.. www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  15. 15. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSING CulturalThe Intercultural Study guide: Awareness for Global Business ImpactExplore the various types andlayers of culture that influenceyou and others ... www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  16. 16. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSING CulturalThe Intercultural Study guide: Awareness for Global Business Impact And learn about how cultural differences surface at work. www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  17. 17. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSING CulturalThe Negotiation Tutorial: Awareness for Global Business Impact Argonaut also features a number of add-on modules. For example, in the Intercultural Negotiation Tutorial, practice building negotiation skills that will help you to develop trust across cultures. www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  18. 18. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSING CulturalThe Negotiation Tutorial: Awareness for Global Business Impact To begin, set up a negotiation situation. Choose the people, cultures, and mission that most closely resembles situations you’ll face. www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  19. 19. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSING CulturalThe Negotiation Tutorial: Awareness for Global Business Impact When presented with different options, choose the negotiation strategy you think will be most effective. www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  20. 20. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSING CulturalThe Negotiation Tutorial: Awareness for Global Business Impact Get feedback on the strategies you chose, and specific advice for handling particular aspects of negotiation in that culture, such as gender roles. www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  21. 21. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSING CulturalThe Negotiation Tutorial: Awareness for Global Business Impact Save any notes you want to print. www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  22. 22. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSINGThe management team Cultural Awareness for Global Business Impact Maria Jicheva, Director maria.jicheva@argonautonline.com Caroline Beery, Director caroline.beery@argonautonline.com Manuel Heidegger, Director of Business Development manuel.heidegger@argonautonline.com Richard Farkas, Director of Technical Development richard.farkas@argonautonline.com www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  23. 23. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSINGContributors Cultural Awareness for Global Business Impact Correspondents Regular new material Past contributors Basic profiles, ad-hoc www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  24. 24. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSINGUsers Cultural Awareness for Global Business Impact Teams Team training Employees Managers, specialists, others Families Expatriation Students Intercultural studies, exchanges www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  25. 25. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSINGUsing Argonaut for: Cultural Awareness for Global Business Impact Results Understanding Multicultural teams Individual Learning Understanding Cultural environment Self awareness Understanding others www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  26. 26. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSINGDesigning interventions Culturalwith Argonaut Assessments Awareness for Global Business Impact Results Individual Feedback Pair Comparisons Team Profiles (e.g. Coaching) www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  27. 27. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSING CulturalBenefits of Using ArgonautOnline Awareness for Global Business Impact • Engaging & interactive content for skill-building • Learn on own schedule and at own pace • Enhanced understanding of team dynamics • Instant access to more than 70 cultural experts’ insight • On demand strategies for daily dilemmas • Practical solutions to work more effectively across cultures www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  28. 28. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSING CulturalValue to Teams/Groups Awareness for• Builds stronger teams Global Business Impact• Streamlines work processes, saves time• Enables better performance• Facilitates knowledge transfer• Extends value of training and coaching• Provides concrete, practical solutions for immediateimplementation www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012
  29. 29. INTRO • WHAT • WHO • HOW • CLOSING Cultural Awareness forLearn more at: Global Business Impact www.argonautonline.com www.argonautonline.com © Argonaut Training Facilities Ltd. // London, UK 2012

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