SEMINARArabian Peninsula

Upcoming Seminars:

Probably cultural differences occur between the people in the larger Arabian Peninsula, ranging from Saudi to Oman. However, relatively this is a uniform area. Through thousands of years of equal circumstances the inhabitants were formed and shaped further over time towards a unique sort of people. Standing on the shoulders of the giants before us we can look far and understand; and work on our way of communicating and behaviour. For the respectful and long lasting cooperation we are after.

Day 1 – Motive
Make an Inquiry

We immerse ourselves in the actual issue at hand. Your examples and our illustrations.

19.00 - 19.30 hrs

We meet and introduce.

19.30 - 20.30 hrs

Check on Demand and Supply. The Who, What, Why will be analysed and sliced.

We will show the work-plan for the next 4 day parts.

20.30 - 21.30 hrs

After this, we seek to found our case via a Business Game. The Clash of cultures.

(accompanied by subtle bites, to taste the cultural differences as well)

21.30 - 22.00 hrs
Roll-up, self-scoring and mapping.

Day 2 - Conduct
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Today we dive into the world of culture and how culture influences our communication. Together we look into ways to effectively interact across cultural borders.

08.30 - 10.00 hrs
What is your culture?

On the origin of, and respect for, Cultures.

Civilization; education by the group; polishing of behaviour; norms and social control.

10.30 - 12.30 hrs
Where are the real differences?

How are cultural differences broken down / the Hofstede dimensions. How is your score? What is the bare bone secret.

With self-confidence and armed towards the other people.

12.30 - 13.30 hrs
(Break for lunch)
13.30 - 14.30 hrs

Meaning and understanding are worlds apart. Our perception appears the key; and exactly that is Culturally determined.

14.30 - 15.30 hrs
LEARNING: What makes people tick?

People go after their own interests. Details differ per individual but the main line is culturally determined.

16.00 - 17.00 hrs
LEARNING: Negotiating

Money? Goods ? Salt? Honour? About swopping different sorts of capital.

17.00- 17.30 hrs
Back to intercultural communication.

Effective sending, receiving and achieving win-win in an intercultural setting

18.30 - 21.30 hrs
( Dinner )
Day 3 - Realise
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This day all addresses are led back to your unique situation, and we work on the emerging work-recipe.
During the preparations of the Seminar we will contact local experience in our network, en discuss how to materialise their valuable confirmation. In person, via video, other.

08.30 - 10.00 hrs

Points of pain and action. The problem openly on the table. Are we now ahead of the game?

Clashes to be expected.

10.30 - 12.30 hrs

What are the do's and don't's

12.30 - 13.30 hrs
(Break for lunch)
13.30 - 15.30 hrs
Cases, Check on life Correspondence ; group- practise.
15.30 - 17.00 hrs
Reflection and evaluation- appointment.


29, 30, 31 Jan 2020 - Bergen aan Zee, Noord Holland
11, 12, 13 DEC 2019 - Bergen aan Zee, Noord Holland
22, 23, 24 Apr 2020 - Bergen aan Zee, Noord Holland
25, 26, 27 Sep 2019 - Hoeven, Noord Brabant