Intercultural project management

Intercultural project management

Master the challenges and stakes of today’s’ global project management.

In companies that have a worldwide presence, it is common for project managers in the company headquarters and subsidiaries to lead projects using teams from different countries and cultures. Managing geographically and culturally diverse projects effectively requires an understanding of the communication challenges and cultural barriers that one must deal with in order to build a successful multi-cultural team with a single common goal and vision. Our intercultural project management seminar will help you to build cross-cultural awareness and to use cultural diversity to your creative advantage.

Global project management presents the following challenges:

Location and time (dealing with different physical locations in different time zones).
Language barriers.
Cultural issues (efficiency, administration and reporting, misunderstanding…).

The challenges in multicultural project work are similar to those of any project work. They are a question of time, resources, finances, and quality. The team members must be able to adapt to values often very different from their own. The solution for managers and team members is a higher awareness of cultural differences and synergies. Each culture is, of course, different and each culture requires an understanding of its own. A project manager, therefore, needs a robust knowledge of the dynamics that cultures plays in project management.


Be able to lead or participate in global project teams effectively.


1 day – 7 hours face to face or by video conferencing.


2 – 14 participants



Course language

English or French

Course certificate

Certificate of course completion

Participant profile

Our intercultural project management sessions are designed for anyone in charge of managing projects across different countries and cultures.


Our intercultural project management seminar will enable you to lead or participate effectively in global project teams.


Develop a better understanding of the similarities and cultural differences in global project work.
Be aware of your own work style and preferences and other culturally driven work and communication styles.
Better comprehend processes, procedures and methods of global project partners and the synergies and possible pitfalls.
Deal effectively with culture driven misunderstandings and conflicts.

how can we help you?

Contact us at the office nearest to you.

This program was essential for me and my colleagues to develop an understanding and appreciation of the French way of work…

M. Wang
Chinese mechanical engineer, Alstom

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