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Cultural Risk in the Organisation in the Globalisation Era 5 days (40 hours)

Learn to appreciate, adjust to, and work or study in different cultures, with this free online intercultural communication course.

Course Overview

Whether you’re engaging in business across borders or cultural regions, meeting other people through international travel, working in a diverse, global organisation or studying abroad, you can benefit from a better understanding of intercultural communication.

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This course will focus on the basic but important concepts. It will:

  • help you better understand cross-cultural complexity;
  • cultivate your awareness of your own and others’ cultural identities;
  • highlight some notable variations in communication styles and cultural values;
  • and signpost paths towards building your intercultural competence.

The understanding and appreciation of cultural differences that you gain will help you adjust to the new cultural practices that come into your life – whether via the media or through interpersonal interactions.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

Identify the importance of learning intercultural communication

Describe the composition and significance of your cultural identities

Compare cultural assumptions of your own and others

Identify cultural variations in communication styles

Classify some major cultural values underlying different behaviours

Apply these confidently for adaptation in intercultural interactions

Course Journey

3: Working with Stereotypes

This module covers cultural stereotypes and their influence on people working in multicultural organisations.

5: Teamwork and Social Integration

The aim of this module is to introduce managers and employees of multicultural organisations to the importance of change management, role of the emotions and main problem solving strategies in the workplace.

6: Leadership and Hierarchy

This module aims to introduce managers and employees of multicultural organisations to the importance of leadership and hierarchy-related issues that influence quality of work.

8: Qualities in the Workplace

This module aims to present the desired qualities of employees and the workplace itself. It presents examples of how to develop these qualities to make multicultural organisations work more efficiently and effectively.

Course Complete!

You now have knowledge in the aspects of cultural risk within multicultural organisations!

Ready to get started?

Begin your journey from start to finish, or choose your own path through the programme,
recording your progress using the checklist document below: