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Workshop Programme for Expats
Take a look at our Workshop Programme for Expats: job coaching, learning about Swiss culture, workshops for families, and more…
Cross-Cultural Learning & Development Program
LEADING AND MANAGING
This training will be of benefit to people at managerial or leadership level who work abroad, travel frequently, have international business partners or who work with geographically dispersed teams. We will enhance your cultural self-awareness by providing valuable information on the impact of cultural patterns. The course will foster a global mindset and develop culturally sensitive behavior. By focusing on similarities between partners and bridging gaps, it will equip participants with the strategies they need to work effectively at an international level.
The facilitator: Urte Reckowsky has a wealth of experience in managing international projects and working with organizations such as Philips, DSM, Mondelēz and the European Union. She is a certified management coach and business psychologist.
Living and working abroad can be mentally and emotionally demanding. In this one-day seminar you will get a lot of valuable information on your host country, learn more about the “culture shock” phenomenon, reflect on what it means to feel rooted and “at home”, and above all discover ways to balance and reboot your energy, when you are abroad.
The session will include input from the coach, exercises, and the opportunity to share experiences as a group. As ever with LUDINA you’ll ﬁnd a positive, relaxed and informative atmosphere.
More information on the workshop for Switzerland.
We also adjust this workshop to other host countries. If you are interested in knowing more, please contact us.
The facilitator: Urte Reckowsky is a certified coach and business psychologist (M.Sc.).
Recent publication: U. Reckowsky (2018). Resilienz im Zeitalter der Mobilität [Resilience in the Age of Mobility]. In: J. Heller (ed.) Resilienz für die VUCA-Welt. Wiesbaden: Springer. pp. 85 – 98. (in German)
20%+X BETTER RESULTS
IN INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS
A lot of potential profits are often left on the table in negotiation because negotiators lack the required skills. These losses are unnecessary, since good negotiating techniques are easy to learn. Unlike many other ‘soft skills’, these techniques are based on hard facts and can be measurably improved using training and the Quantitative Negotiation method.
The facilitator: Dr Rasmus Tenbergen is a specialist for the Harvard Concept of Principled Negotiation. He studied political science and public administration at the Free University of Berlin and at Harvard University focusing on negotiations.
DOING BUSINESS IN …
At all our culture-specific training sessions, you will be given essential information about countries and regions. Through realistic simulations you will work out strategies for dealing with differences, gain an insight into values, norms and communication styles, and discover strategies for developing trust-based relationships. Develop the necessary mindset and skillset for Doing Business in … !
The facilitator for Russia: Dr Vladimir Lyskow-Streve is an organizational consultant and an expert in intercultural training and team development for Eastern Europe, Russia and Eastern/Western teams.
This specialized concept of combined language training and personal coaching has one aim: to get you talking in German.
Here you can enhance your German and at the same time improve your conversation and negotiation skills or learn more about yourself. These courses will get you into the flow of speaking and expressing your thoughts and feelings confidently, just like a native.
Your coach will support you with motivating exercises, sensitively framed vocabulary, and linguistic structures as well as with her broad coaching experience. Read more …
SUCCESSFUL PRESENTATIONS IN ENGLISH
TRAINING FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS
In an intercultural context, language skills are important, but grasping issues such as ‘politeness vs. directness’, how to give criticism, and body language is equally essential. This workshop focuses on all three aspects of giving a presentation: language, connecting with the audience, and refining presentation skills. You will receive valuable tools and tips on presenting, feedback, and discussion.
The facilitator: Dr Paul Skandera holds German and American citizenship. He is a Professor of Business English at the Management Center Innsbruck, and an English lecturer at the University of St. Gallen and the University of Basel.
How can our cross-cultural learning and development program support your organization’s global talents and workforce? To find out more, please
What our clients say …
Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
I really enjoyed both days. The wide variety of elements – tools, practical examples and soft factors – made the training lively and engaging, and the two very different trainers complement each other perfectly. Back at work I found it easy to apply what I had learned.
Philips AG Switzerland
As our communications expert in a country-wide Leadership and Teambuilding workshop, Urte von Reckowsky’s support was extremely competent. Together with her team she professionally implemented the demanding concept. Thanks to her work our employees are still picking up topics from the training and integrating them into their work.
business language centre
Your trainings are very competent, well structured and well prepared, and you are good at recognizing participants’ needs and challenging them. Your teaching is characterized by energy, motivation and creativity. Your explanations are clear, well thought through and appropriate to the students’ level!
Internal Communications Manager
DSM Nutritional Products
You have taken our internal worldwide communications to a whole new level. Thank you so much!
Dr. Stephan Nüssli
Head of Business Development
The course was tailored to our needs and led with great professional skill: it met all our expectations.
Training Officer & Coach National Sales
Feldschlösschen Getränke AG
The negotiating training was fun and we learnt a lot. Many thanks!