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Pre-departure preparation program - for expatriates and their families

II. Cultural Orientation Analysis and framework:

  • Focus on the Country/Region specific cultural orientation indicators
  • Simulations and critical incident analysis
  • Opening an Arabic window based on the cultural orientation indicators:
  • Living in the Arabic culture
  • Management in an Arabic culture context
  • Leadership-, working and negotiations styles in the Arabic culture
  • Relationship management in an Arabic culture context

III. Behavioural and communication rules towards a culturally sensitive adjustment

The Arab / Islamic culture poses a most significant and fascinating challenge for business people and their families relocating to the Middle/Near East. This basic program aims at facilitating the expatriate's adjustment process and providing them with critical 'must know' information along with the cultural orientation tools to maximize the chances of success in their assignment.


This program is held over a 3 day period and is a condensed version of a 8 day program. The 8 day program entails a more detailed approach to the various items of the sections I-III sections and includes more elaborate simulation games, role-plays and individual exploring methods