Just as with any other international move, transitioning to a new life in the Netherlands comes with its challenges. Dutch behaviour in business meetings, or communication between managers and employees can be confusing; building new business relations may be demanding. Outside of work, newcomers may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of ‘rebuilding’ their social life in a foreign country.
This programme paves the way to a successful career and social life in the Netherlands:
Cultural and self-awareness
You will become more aware of your own cultural preferences and background, including your reaction to “strangeness”.
You will complete an intercultural assessment designed to illustrate how you approach intercultural interactions.
Cultural Transition Process
You will develop personal strategies for dealing with the cultural transition process.
Understanding Dutch Patterns of Behaviour
You will improve understanding of Dutch business cultural and behavioural patterns.
You will acquire skills and strategies to ensure effective intercultural communication.
Business Culture in The Netherlands
You will improve collaboration in the working environment. You will also explore the new business culture and develop personal strategies on topics such as building relations, negotiating, hierarchy, the role of the manager, and more.
Living in The Netherlands
You will learn about important practical aspects of living in the new country.
2 hours self-paced online training and assessment.
Face to face group training
Full day group training after completing e-learning.
Location: KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Mauritskade 64, Amsterdam. Also possible to join online.
Upcoming training dates:
3-6 months after group training, you can join a 2 hour online review session.
Upcoming review sessions: