Intercultural Training USA
The USA is an important market for many companies. On the surface, America seems similar to Germany from a business culture perspective. In reality, however, there are several significant differences and misunderstanding traps that can endanger successful business ventures.
The Intercultural Training USA seminar illuminates the differences
between how Americans and Germans do business differently and provides
you with ready-to-use tools to successfully negotiate and conduct
business with Americans. Additionally, it will prepare you to get off
on the right foot if you are moving to the United States for a
long-term work assignment. At the same time, the training challenges
you to examine your own culture and how it impacts your point of view
Target Group: Professionals who are in contact with the USA or who are being sent to the USA on work assignment.
Reflection on one's own cultural influences
Working effectively on global (virtual) teams
Differeing working styles Americans--Germans
Differences in dealing with colleagues, supervisors and subordinates
Culturally-driven expectations in negotiations and presentations
Interacting with colleagues outside of the workplace (business meals, gift-giving norms)
At the end of the first day's training, an infomal Happy Hour will give participants a chance to interact with each other and with the trainer.
U.S.-native Michelle Diehl has a Masters of Arts in Counselor Education from the Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the George Washington University. Before moving to Germany in 2000, she worked as a school counselor as well as at the United States Department of Health and Human Services. For the past 15 years she has worked as a trainer of business skills for professionals at all levels and in several industries.
Current open seminar offerings:
Speyer: May 24-25, 2018, maximum number of registrations: 10 (no minimum)
Mannheim: June 14-15, 2018, minimum / maximum number of registrations: 4 / 10
Stuttgart: October 18-19, 2018, minimum / maximum number of registrations: 5 / 10
Frankfurt: December 6-7, 2018, minimum / maximum number of registrations: 5 / 10
Additionally, we offer special in-house trainings tailored to your
needs at your company training facility or at a local
Price (inhouse seminars): We will gladly prepare an offer for tailored seminars upon request.
Read our English-language blog "Intercultural Reflections".
In addition to Intercultural Training USA, we also offer Presentation for an American Audience training.
Read this page about our intercultural trainings in German.