WHAT IS IT?
This award-winning, self-driven, and highly interactive six-hour program provides you with a cross-cultural journey. Use it as a pre-training self-diagnostic tool, a stand-alone program, or a take-away for professionals going away on assignment. Or use it to enhance and reinforce curriculum.
View this short demonstration of the material contained in Bridging Cultures™
We developed Bridging Cultures™ around the concept that you must understand others in order to interact well with them. Bridging Cultures™ helps users adapt to the traditions of their host country. It also provides tips that can help avoid hidden obstacles that could hinder professionals in both work-related and social settings.
Are you a global traveler? Bridging Cultures™ benefits:
- Expatriates: Professionals on assignments of two or more years
- Family members: The spouses and children of expatriates who have their own concerns about living abroad
- Professionals: Those who frequently take short business trips
- Virtual travelers: Those who do not necessarily travel but communicate regularly with people from other cultures via telephone, teleconferencing, or e-mail
- Mentor/sponsors: The supportive Human Resources team behind every successful expatriate
- Repatriates: Professionals returning home from long assignments
- Foreign professionals: Those coming to the U.S. from another country
Immerse yourself in Bridging Cultures™. Learn:
- How cultural differences impact doing business
- How personal characteristics frequently influence behavior in cross-cultural situations
- How to increase understanding and improve cross-cultural adaptation
- How to explore personal values that vary across cultures
Explore cultures at your own pace:
- Both CD ROM and workbook allow global managers to test their readiness.
- The CD format allows you to go through the program on your own computer and at your own pace
- Choose from a wide range of interactive exercises, case studies, diagnostics, and a four dimensional management model for comparing cultures of over 100 countries.
- Return to the program as often as you like to clarify issues, reinforce what you've learned, or to update your skills during various stages of your adaptation.