International assignments and global work represent a major corporate resource commitment, and those who do not understand the culture in which they must live and work do not provide an adequate “return on investment”
Globalization means people need to know how to be effective in a variety of cultural environments
Your organization needs people abroad who are working at the same level of excellence as is required at home, and you need a way to train to, insure and measure this performance
Your competition provides it!
Adjustment to Life Abroad Emotional Response Departure Month 1 Months 5 and 6 + Homesickness can be extreme. Personal and family stress comparisons between “home” and “here”; rejection of on-site culture Months 2 - 4 Acceptance of reality (good or bad) of new culture as present “home” Stop comparing Daily living requirements Life becomes routine in a place still basically unfamiliar Adaptation enervation High (unrealistic) expectations of new culture. Charmed with newness “ Tourist” consciousness
Adjustment to Life Abroad with Intercultural Training Adjustment Response Departure Month 1 Months 5 and 6 + Months 2 - 4 Intercultural training shortens adjustment curve, producing immediate, measurable performance, maximizing global investment sooner.
Be an integral component of organizational global strategy, and provide multicultural global skills
Be global, application, theory, design, philosophy, going beyond traditional cross-cultural theory to global effectiveness training .
The Dean Foster Associates Cross-Cultural Trainer Is . . .
A DFA Professional Cross-Culturalist
International Corporate Training Professional
Advanced Degrees in Cross-Cultural related Studies
Significantly experienced in living and working abroad
Selected, Trained & DFA-Certified
Deliver in local language and English
Assisted by a Country Resource Professional
Lived or Worked in-country/in-industry within the last year
Mirror transferee’s issues
Roadmap for Developing Organizational Cultural Competency Executives Managers International HR Support Staff International Candidate Pool Awareness Skills Strategy Culture Compass Raising Global Awareness Doing Business With... (country/region specific) Negotiating With... (country/region specific) Cross-Border Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances Develop/Implement IHR Strategy Culture Compass Business Across Borders Doing Business With... (country/region specific) Building Bridges (multi-national teams) Building Global Teams International Presentation Skills Culture Compass Communicating Across Cultures Communicating With... (country/region specific) Building Global Teams Hosting International Visitors Culture Compass Going Global Living & Working In... (country/region specific) Culture Compass Going Global Living & Working In... (country/region specific) International Candidate Assessments
BUILDING KNOWLEDGE: GLOBAL EFFECTIVENESS TRAINING
Relocation Orientations (Living and Working In…)
Expatriation - Pre-Departure
Impatriation - Post-Arrival
Repatriation - Pre/Post-Return
Global Skills Programs (Business Seminars)
Doing Business With… (country/region specific)
Building Bridges (multi-national teams)
Going Global (for IHR & international candidate pool)
INITIATION OR QUERY… 1. Contact DFA 770-366-6736 [email_address] 2. We consult with you & client, and send you: - course overview - questionnaire - initiation form 3. We contact assignees, arrange logistics, copy you on relevant details 4. We deliver program, copy you on all feedback 5. We invoice you / you invoice client