in international working and project groups
in global intercultural communication
I conduct intercultural field research, with stays of several months in numerous countries of different cultures, worldwide so far in 17 different countries on five continents. This enables me to deal intensively with the respective cultural standards, forms of business and communication. This has resulted in a deep understanding of intercultural encounters and cooperation. My training is based on research in psychology, cross-cultural psychology and research.
As a graduate psychologist, I have more than 20 years of extensive experience in intercultural training for companies and organizations. The size of the companies ranges from large industrial companies to medium-sized companies and non-profit companies.
As a psychologist with experience as a manager, university lecturer, coach, mediator and trainer, I have decades of experience in the conception and didactics, the concrete methodical design and evaluation of intercultural training. My skills for intercultural training are therefore diverse.
With the intercultural training, I offer you the opportunity to develop and further develop your Ihrer intercultural ncompetence so that you can achieve your overriding goals in international business and in your own country.
I have developed my intercultural training on a science-based basis and based on many years of experience abroad. The intercultural training can take place in different formats, which stand alone or complement each other.
The formats of my intercultural training include: seminars, coaching on – off the job and everywhere, mediation, training for impatriates, expatriates, women, project groups etc.
In “Fit for the World” you will find some background information and cultural standards for selected cultures.
It consists of your qualification for constructive coping with specific work tasks that arise under unfamiliar cultural conditions and in interaction with people from other cultures.
My intercultural training is based on your wishes and needs.
I will make you a tailor-made proposal based on my practical and scientific teaching experiences, which have proven to be effective and goal-oriented.
…is caused by globalization and spatial mobility. Intercultural skills, learned in intercultural training and in contact and through experiences with foreign partners, relate to the ability to reflect on one’s own culturally shaped thought and behavior patterns as well as values, norms, working methods and expectations, thus being sensitive to intercultural encounters to be possible intercultural differences and to behave appropriately and flexibly in the interaction.
Intercultural training aims to create sensitivity and an understanding that human behavior and experience – i.e. perception, thinking, judgment, motivation and emotions as well as action – are culture-specific. In addition, they promote understanding that misunderstandings and irritations can arise between people of different cultural backgrounds.
Use intercultural training to make differences between cultures understandable, scientifically based structures that can be used to describe cultures. These structures can guide actions in an intercultural context.
In intercultural training, the willingness and ability to understand one’s own and foreign cultures’ orientation systems and their action-guiding effect is acquired in order to be able to act and react appropriately to the requirements of a foreign culture.
Furthermore, my intercultural training offers orientation and preparation for a professional eassignment in a specific country with its own cultural imprint.
My intercultural straining takes you to think about their own cultural orientations as well as about the orientations of culturally differently shaped partners and to recognize the effectiveness of target-oriented and satisfactory forms of intercultural communication, interaction and cooperation. This learning helps you to successfully deal with intercultural situations.