Working with Americans
Gain a better understanding of the myths and realities of American culture so as work with Americans effectively.
Build relationships of trust with American colleagues, employees, suppliers and clients.
1 day – 7 hours, face to face or by video conferencing.
2 – 14 participants
Participants should preferably have some work experience with, and exposure to, multicultural environments. Proficiency level required (TOEIC 750) for the course in English.
Certificate of course completion
English & French
This “Working with Americans” program is designed for any manager in charge of business development and planning on an international level dealing with American trading partners, suppliers and /or colleagues.
• Be aware of your cultural footprint
• Get an overview of the history and sociological context of the United States and American values
• Understand the dynamics of culture in the behaviour of Americans and avoid misunderstandings related to cultural differences between French and Americans
• Be more at ease with American colleagues, staff, suppliers and customers
Before the seminar:
Each participant will carry out a personal cultural assessment with the online tool Country Navigator™. This tool will enable each participant to understand her/his personal values and cultural preferences and compare them to professionals of other nationalities.
During the seminar:
Our training is very participatory and experiential. Our approach includes alternating between theory and practice, simulations, and group activities. A variety of case studies and group interaction are programmed into this training course. Our objective is to engage learners mentally, emotionally and behaviorally, aligning them to the complexities and richness of intercultural exchanges with Americans.
Some possible key topics
• Stereotypes and perceptions.
• Brief history and key events that have made up modern day USA.
• The intercultural approach: a key factor in discussions.
• The fundamentals of American culture civic and professional values.
• Managing relationships and interactions with American managers, subordinates, suppliers and Clients.
• Building interpersonal relationships at work.
• Adapt your working methods to American culture.
• Successful meetings, presentations and negotiations with Americans.
• Tips for business appointments and everyday life.