The Cross-Cultural Dialogue mat is a unique learning aid for learning about cross-cultural themes in a professional context, through interactive discussion.
The premise is that adults retain information best when they have been able to engage in dialogue.
The Cross-Cultural Dialogue Mat aims to develop cross-cultural competence by:
- Engaging session participants in a structured discussion about what culture is, and why it is important for their work.
- Leading them through short case-studies on presentation, meetings, negotiation, leadership, teams and trust.
- Getting them to apply the learning to their real-life work situation, and commit to making some personal changes.
Participants work in teams of four, led by a trainer or facilitator. Sessions can last from half a day when run with very little trainer intervention, or can be integrated into a one or two day cultural training programme led by an experienced guide.
The creation of the mat involved trials with a client focus group to ensure relevance to the real-life internal and external global challenges faced by organisations.
It is ideal for:
- Organisations that need to get a message about working successfully across cultures to very large numbers, and wish to do a lot of this with internal trainers.
- Cross-cultural trainers licensed to use the Lewis Model, or wishing to be licensed through one of our Train the Trainer courses.
- Organisations who wish to add an extra dynamic to existing or potential training courses run by Richard Lewis Communications or one of our partners.
NOTE: The Cross-cultural Dialogue Mat is only available as part of our training programmes and for our Licensed Partners. For further details and prices please get in touch with us.