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Communicaid’s Managing International Projects courses are ideal for anyone who oversees projects in cooperation with international companies, organisations and agencies or who manages a project’s implementation in a host country.

The programme was very informative and left me wanting to gain more knowledge on this subject matter.

Tracey Almeida, Contracts Analyst, Talisman Energy (UK)

To reduce the potential for misunderstanding, miscommunication and culture clash, this course explores all the cultural aspects involved in international project work, from developing programmes and projects to communicating effectively with support staff and everyone involved ‘on the ground’.

As business increasingly cooperates—and competes—at international levels, project management is also acquiring a multinational focus.  Growing numbers of commercial and non-commercial projects and programmes in R&D, infrastructure, telecommunications, engineering, emergency relief, and many other areas are now being developed and implemented across borders—involving public and private-sector partners from various national, cultural, technical and professional backgrounds.  While such multinational projects are able to combine the best in expertise, problem-solving and implementation, they also bring together many diverging attitudes to working, interacting with superiors or subordinates, time-keeping and communicating—which can cause grave misunderstanding and clashes between project managers and their support staff, as well as with the office back home.

Improve your intercultural competence with Communicaid, one of the world’s leading providers of International Project Management courses.

Benefits of International Project Management Courses

An International Project Management course will provide you with:

  • Increased awareness and understanding of cultural differences and their effects on working attitudes and practices
  • An opportunity to explore different working, management and communication styles
  • An appreciation for the advantages of cultural diversity in international project work
  • Enhanced cultural competence to reduce cross-cultural misunderstandings
  • The cultural tools to help you manage international projects successfully

Who should attend?

A Communicaid International Project Management course will be of benefit to you if you:

  • Work for a government department, national or international agency involved in international project work
  • Are responsible for developing and/or managing programmes involving partners from different countries
  • Work directly with culturally diverse groups in carrying out projects on the ground

Course content

International Project Management courses are designed to meet the specific needs of our clients depending on their specific requirements and existing skills set.   An International Project Management course typically includes:

  • An exploration of cultural definitions
  • Stereotypes and generalisations
  • Cultural values in the workplace
  • Ground rules for international project working
  • Planning and implementing international projects
  • Cross-cultural communication styles – verbal, non-verbal and virtual

Approach

International Project Management programmes are available seven days a week, 365 days a year, either at one of our  training centres in London, Paris, Brussels, 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 training materials will be provided  and your trainer will provide a balance of structured input and discussion of case studies, critical incidents and scenarios relevant to your own particular context. The most appropriate training format, content and approach for your International Project Management course will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy.

Your International Project Management trainer

Your International Project Management course 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 culture training team.

AMB

AMB combines her own first-hand experience of living and working in numerous different cultures with academic studies and extensive work experience in the field of cultural awareness. She has personally relocated across cultures several times since childhood and has an empathetic appreciation for those living and working across cultures.

German by birth, AMB completed her secondary education in London and Brussels, and then returned to the UK to undertake her first degree.  After graduating, she worked at the European Commission in Brussels, then spent seven years in Washington, DC, editing the European Commission’s EUROPE magazine.  On her return to the UK, AMB worked as a freelance consultant, maintaining her links with the European Commission providing liaison, translation and cultural awareness services.  She focused on cultural differences between France, Germany, the UK and US in both business and social contexts.  More recently, AMB worked as European Officer for Brighton and Hove City Council for two years, before returning to full-time education to pursue her Masters.  She graduated from the University of Luton at the end of 2003 completing her dissertation on the role of culture in international mergers.

AMB has delivered a substantial amount of cultural awareness training since joining Communicaid at the beginning of 2004 working with a number of key clients including Gillette, Adidas, Colt, DFES and GSK.  She has recently relocated to Lille and delivers training in both the UK and France.

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