Cross-Cultural Trainings

Aim to increase cross-cultural competence in a safe and developmental atmosphere, using the possibilities of a group process.

During the training, participants undergo the process of developing their own knowledge, skills and attitudes. All these 3 elements create the cross-cultural competence, which increase the effectiveness of working with people from other cultures.
I conduct trainings with the use of active methods and the opportunities offered by a group work. During the training, there is a place not only to acquire knowledge, but also to practice skills, analyse your own working style, reflect on acquired skills and expand your own comfort zone in international cooperation.

There are two groups of trainings in my offer:

Competence trainings:

They are focused primarily on cultural flexibility and on the development of specific and practical skills, useful in international cooperation.

Top 5 competence trainings most often chosen by my clients:

“Building trust in collaboration with people from other cultures: an investment that pays off”.
“Intercultural communication: effective methods of verbal, non-verbal and virtual communication in international projects.”
“Intercultural intelligence: building self-confidence in international cooperation through the selection of adequate behaviour.”
“Cultural sensitivity: how to deal with stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination in a multinational workplace.”
“Cultural diversity management: strategic strengthening the potential of multicultural teams”.

Culture specific training:

Their goal is to focus on the development of cross-cultural competence in cooperation with a specific culture / cultures.

Top 5 culture specific trainings most often chosen by my clients:

“Polish-German cooperation: effective ways of communication and cooperation between Polish and German professionals”.
“Remote working with a team in India: how to work to get less frustrated.”
“Customer service in Asian cultures: about the clash of differences and about searching for a dialogue between East and West.”
“Managing a team of Ukrainian employees: how to build long-term cooperation based on common goals.”
“Similarities and differences between Polish and Swedish business ethics: how to run Polish-Swedish projects”.

Recommended training time for a beginner group is 2 or 3 training days, in a group of 14-16 people.
All trainings are participant-centred, so each training process is followed by a needs analysis, that I prepare.
After the training process, you can ask for recommendations for further cross-cultural development.

If you think that 2-3 days of training is too much to develop your or your team’s cross-cultural competence, remember that: sometimes you have to slow down in order to speed up the power ☺.

Cross-Cultural Projects

Contribute to a lasting change in a company, institution or local community by implementing long-term strategic cross-cultural actions.

I am the author, co-author and implementation manager of several dozen cross-cultural and intercultural projects, which aim was to develop mutual cooperation and dialog or to introduce standards on how to work or to coexist with people from different countries.

Cross-cultural projects differ from cross-cultural trainings in the number of resources needed to carry them out: they usually last longer (min. one year), are addressed to a larger group of stakeholders and often require entering into the strategy of a company, institution, school or commune – sometimes they require the creation of this strategy from beginning.

During a cross-cultural project, it is possible to carry out various types of activities, e.g.
An in-depth diagnosis of the team’s cross-cultural competence, which is used to determine the next steps for global development of the team’s members.
Development and implementation of a training cycle to strengthen participants in specific areas, which require support in their international cooperation.
Preparation of publications in the field of cross-cultural cooperation: e.g.
a diary with a set of exercises for self-development of cross-cultural competence,
a training manual for internal trainers or teachers in the field of developing intercultural competence,
a guide about the cooperation with a specific culture.
Preparation and implementation of cultural diversity management strategies. It is a strategic decision about taking care of relationships and principles of cooperation between people of different cultural backgrounds.

These are just some of the selected ideas, that I was able to implement in Poland and various European countries, most often with a team of fantastic people.

If you have an idea for a multicultural project on your mind and you don’t know how to materialize it, please contact me.
Cross-Cultural Consulting

I offer support in cross-cultural development: for clients, who manage intercultural teams, who relocate and experience cultural change and who plan to develop their career in a global context.

I conduct cross-cultural consulting individually or in small groups, thanks to which I am able to listen to real needs of my clients. Meetings have the nature of advisory support, albeit finding the right solution happens in cooperation with the client.

Examples of thematic areas, in which I support others and in which would be happy to support you cross-culturally, are:
I come from one Western European country, I am a manager with many years of experience; recently as part of relocation in a company, I moved to Poland and work here now; I work mainly among Poles: how can I gain their trust? – Adapting culturally relevant management style.
I am a director, I come from Poland and work in Poland, but in an international company. My bosses are French, and I work with Chinese people on a daily basis: how should I communicate with such distant cultures? – Implementation of business goals in international cooperation.
We came back to Poland this year, after a few years of living and working in United Kingdom. It seemed to us that everything was well planned – work, home, school for children. But dealing with change psychologically overwhelmed us. – Dealing with a re-entry culture shock and strengthening the potential for re-migration.
I live in a culturally mixed relationship; our children are bilingual. I see the pros and cons of such a relationship, but in conflict situations the same question still arises: who is to adapt to whom? – Dilemmas and potential of bilingualism / multilingualism and biculturalism / multiculturalism in a relationship, in a family, every day.

I invite you to individual consulting sessions, during which we will focus on your challenges and dilemmas, and then look for the right solutions.

I can run consulting sessions both in stationary and virtual form. My clients use this form of development as a follow-up after the training.

Please, remember that the course of your cultural change largely depend on you. I am ready to support you in this change, using knowledge and psychological practice, as well as my own experience in cooperation and coexistence with people of different cultural backgrounds.

Provide you with knowledge about cultures, give you the time to reflect on cultural development, entertain, move and inspire about global mindset – all of this you will get during Cross-Cultural Lecture.

I tell stories about what can be experienced in the global world, about acculturation strategies and about diversity management strategies. I compare management styles, communication styles, ways of showing respect and holding accountability across cultures. I analyse all these stories through the prism of values ​​in different cultures.
I search for an answer to the question of “who should adapt to whom” and give examples of how different countries deal with the answer to the question: “who is right in the multicultural world?”.

And all of this I share with you and your audience in the form of a multimedia lecture, with an interesting commentary and surprising mini-exercises.

If you:

want to organize an expert lecture on multiculturalism, cross-cultural management, intercultural education or career development in the global world,
are looking for a motivational speech about international cooperation and you do not know where to start,
want to give yourself or your team a lecture inspiring to take action for intercultural understanding,
organize a conference on diversity management or on multiculturalism and you are looking for a leading idea, or so-called “Keynote Speaker” (main speaker),
are interested in matters of migration and you want to hear about the current trends in cultural adaptation,
are curious what cross-cultural psychology is about and you want to know about its most famous discoveries,
Call, write, and we will discuss the scope and details of the lecture.

Lectures delivered by me are addressed to big audiences and designed to be delivered in maximum 2 hours.

My cross-cultural lectures is a combination of expert’s knowledge, trainer’s skills and passion towards sharing cross-cultural development.

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