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Country Specific Sample continued ...

Pre-departure preparation program - for expatriates and their families

I. Establishing the basics:

  • Basic target country/region insights
  • Inventory of participants' experience and expectations
  • Cultural awareness:
  • Develop cultural self-awareness and awareness for cultural diversity
  • Global Awareness Profile
  • Simulations of cross cultural interactions
  • Identification of general skill gaps for cross cultural competence

II. Cultural Orientation Analysis and framework:

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