New Online course:

WORKING IN GERMANY

Boost your intercultural competence and thrive in your career in Germany

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  • Learn which mindset, knowledge and skills are required to work effectively across cultures
  • Gain a deeper understanding of German work contexts
  • Develop strategies to successfully combine your personal style with the requirements of your work environment
  • Invest in your self-development at a reasonable price in a 3-week online course

Duration

3 weeks

Weekly study

3 hours

Start date

27 August 2019

Webinar type

live & interactive

Participants

max. 12

Is this you?

  • Are you a foreign professional that already works or plans on working in Germany?
  • Does your employer not provide any intercultural training?
  • Do you feel that you cannot unfold your full potential due to continuous misunderstandings and strenuous adjustment efforts?

Imagine...

… you communicate with your boss, colleagues and business contacts with ease

… you become a fully valued and respected member of the team

… you keep your cool in tricky situations

… you boost your intercultural confidence

and thrive in your career in Germany!  

What will you learn?

Session 1: Cultural awareness and German stereotypes

– The basics of intercultural competence

– What is behind the stereotypes about the Germans and are they true?

– What does research say on German cultural standards, values and beliefs

– Sharing and discussing our experiences in working with Germans

Session 2: Communication styles

– Types of communication styles and what is common in Germany

– What to expect in meetings, presentations, negotiations, feedback talks

– Building trust

– Dealing with conflicts

Session 3: Collaboration and leadership

– Team work and leadership styles in different work contexts in Germany

– Commitment and time management

– Design your personal success strategy

– Final summary and conclusions

What can you expect?

This blended learning course will take place in a group of up to 12 participants. You can join anonymously or with webcam. I will ensure a safe, non-judgemental learning environment. The webinars will be dynamic and interactive with room for games, questions and discussions. The course language will be English.

This course is designed as a learning journey and includes:

  • Three interactive live webinar sessions of 90 minutes each in weekly intervals
  • One email per week with exercises for you to do at home at your own pace, these include tools for self-assessment as well as links to educational videos
  • A learning journal to guide you through the course and beyond

Bonuses for you:

  • Special rates for individual follow-up coaching to accelerate your development
  • Access to a closed facebook group: build your support network, stay connected with the group after the course, exchange experiences and offer peer-to-peer support

A brief questionnaire before the course ensures that the sessions will be tailored to your needs.

Your facilitator

Wiebke Homborg, certified intercultural trainer, is in the unique position of having an insider and an outsider perspective on Germany. She is highly experienced in bridging cultural differences as she has spent a total of 22 years living abroad – outside of her passport country Germany – and felt at home in six different countries. She grew up in Belgium, United States and Spain and has lived and worked in Germany, Chile and Mexico. Now based in Germany, she works as freelance intercultural trainer providing seminars to participants from multinationals such as BASF and Continental, small and medium-sized companies and individuals who wish to enhance their intercultural skills.

Wiebke’s seminars benefit from her 16 years of experience as personal assistant, sales assistant and product manager in the sectors of international trade, automotive, banking and tourism. She builds on her business experience, facilitation skills, and multi-cultural background to offer practical and tailored intercultural trainings both face to face and online.

Testimonials:

„Ms. Homborg’s intercultural training motivated and sensitized me to the clear differences to German culture. It was well structured and was supplemented with many examples from Ms. Homborg’s personal experience in Mexico. I have been in Mexico for two weeks now and have already successfully used my first experience of training in communication with my Mexican colleagues. The training is recommendable for those who travel to Mexico for a longer time.“

Matthias Frey
ContiTech

„I definitely recommend an intercultural training with Wiebke Homborg, she is a professional who has lived several experiences abroad and studied what may be happening to you or will happen to you when facing a different culture. The training of Wiebke helped me a lot to understand my own culture as Mexican – there were several aspects on which I had not reflected – and the German culture. Thanks to her training I consider that I can better understand the cultural differences of Germany and Mexico and I now have more tools for my cultural immersion.
Wiebke is very dedicated, kind and professional; I recommend these trainings. Never underestimate cultural differences and as often, all we need is help to understand them and from there the adaptation is much easier.“

Javier N.
Expat from Mexiko

„Wiebke’s fun and information-packed sessions were very useful for me: personalised and interesting insights into understanding the German culture to better navigate expat life in Germany. Coaching on third-culture kids was particularly relevant. I found comfort in many instances of realising ‚oh, so it’s not just me!‘ An essential resource for anyone who has moved to Germany as an expat.“

Amber P.
Expat from Australia

What technical equipment do I need?

The webinars will be held via the platform “Zoom”. You will be required to download the app to your device, easy-to-follow instructions will be sent to you upon registration. You can join the course via computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. All you need is a built-in microphone or a headset. A webcam is optional but would be nice to have. Stable internet connection, pen and paper.

How much does it cost?

150 € per person for all three sessions, payable in advance.

The first session is free so that you have the chance to get a taste of how I work and learn more about the topics that we will be covering. For the three following sessions your investment will be 150 € in total. This is a small fraction of what corporate trainings usually cost. It is a huge advantage  that you are working directly with me, no agencies in between.

This course is specifically designed for individuals, not companies. I will not bill to any company, only individuals, in order to keep the prices fair for corporate training. If you are interested in this course for your company, please take a look at my service packages.

When does it start?

Session 1: Tuesday, 27 August 2019 7:00 – 8:30 pm CET

Session 2: Tuesday, 3 September 2019 7:00 – 8:30 pm CET

Session 3: Tuesday, 10 September 2019 7:00 – 8:30 pm CET

This course is limited to 12 participants, sign up now!

If you cannot make it this time, send me a message here to join the waitlist or subscribe to my news updates to find out when the next course starts.

If you are interested in a Spanish version of this course, let me know here and I will be happy to set it up.

Other available online courses:

  • The intercultural competence mindshift
  • Mejora tu competencia intercultural y trabaja con éxito en Alemania
  • An introduction to Third Culture Kids
  • Repatriation: When coming home is harder than you expected
  • If you are interested in any of these courses,
    let me know here and I will be happy to set it up.