Why Living and Working in Brazil? As South America’s largest country both in size and population, Brazil has significant influence on the rest of the world. Since opening up its market to international trade, Brazil has experienced immense economic growth and productivity, making it an ideal location for foreign investment and business. An increasing number of individuals and organisations are relocating to Brazil to take advantage of this progressive and competitive market.
An international assignment in Brazil can be an exciting but stressful experience. It is important to be able to adapt to a new culture and way of doing things so that misunderstandings and frustrations will be minimised. Communicaid’s Living & Working in Brazil course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the values and concepts that make Brazil’s culture so unique. Courses will provide the necessary practical information to help international assignees adapt to the cultural nuances that shape Brazilian social and business culture.
A Communicaid Living and Working in Brazil course will provide you with:
- A comprehensive outline of Brazil including geography and history and economics and their impact on Brazilian culture
- A detailed overview of the current state of political and economic affairs in Brazil
- An understanding of Brazilian society and daily life in Brazil
- An improved ability to communicate effectively and respond appropriately to the business and social subtleties of Brazilian culture
- Tips to ensure a successful experience living and working in Brazil
Who should attend
Living and Working in Brazil will be of benefit to you if you:
- Are currently living and working in Brazil
- Are about to relocate to Brazil for business purposes
- Spending extensive amounts of time in Brazil for professional purposes
- Travelling frequently to Brazil for assignments
All our Living and Working in Brazil training courses are designed to meet the specific needs of our clients depending on their personal/organisational requirements and existing skills set. A Living and Working in Brazil course typically includes:
- Overview of Brazil and its position in South America and the world
- Establishing a cultural context: history, society, religion, language and diversity in Brazil
- Practical information on living and working in Brazil
- Advice on handling culture shock and tips to ensure a smooth transition into Brazilian culture and society
- Brazilian business and corporate culture: hierarchy, time, group-orientation, decision-making and regulations
- Techniques for building and maintaining successful partnerships with Brazilian counterparts
- Working practices in Brazil including meetings, presentations and negotiations
- Brazilian etiquette: social functions and business meetings
- Brazilian management, leadership and negotiation styles
- Strategies for effective communication in Brazil: levels of formality, verbal and non verbal cues and levels of directness and indirectness
- Solutions for overcoming obstacles while living and working in Brazil
Living and Working in Brazil courses are available seven days a week, 365 days a year, either at one of our training centres in London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York or at your offices in any location worldwide. We usually recommend a one or two day course but can also offer a more flexible format to suit your schedule.
Suitably tailored materials will be used throughout your course and your trainer will provide a balance of structured input and discussion of case studies and scenarios relevant to your own particular context.
The most appropriate training format, content and approach for your Living and Working in Brazil course will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy.
Living and Working in Brazil Course Trainer
Your Living and Working in Brazil trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus. Detailed below is the profile of a member of our Brazilian culture training team.
CGC combines his knowledge of intercultural theory with his expert professional experience of global markets to deliver country specific and cultural awareness training to a breadth of business sectors and on European, Asian and Latin American cultures.
On graduating in his native Chile, CGC relocated to the UK in 1975. He has also lived in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico and has done business in a broad spectrum of countries including Cuba, Korea, India, Malaysia and the Philippines.
During the 1980s CGC was the Manager of Islington Enterprise Centre where he secured and implemented international projects across Europe, Latin America and Africa. He then went on to work for the Body Shop as New Market Development Manager developing business strategy in emerging markets and setting up franchises in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Since leaving The Body Shop in 1997 CGC has worked as a business and cultural consultant providing consultancy and training to a wide range of clients including LeBoeuf, Lamb, The United Nations, UBS Warburg, Credit Suisse First Boston, Thames Water and British Airways.
CGC is currently the Managing Director of an e-bank involved in electronic prepayments over the internet and mobile communications working in Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia. In addition, he maintains an interest in TV and film producing working with various US, UK and Japanese channels. He is a regular commentator on Spanish speaking financial markets with Bloomberg TV.
He has delivered a wide range of cultural awareness training programmes to key Communicaid clients including Adidas, GSK, Talisman Energy and Cadbury Schweppes.