Cultural Awareness And Emiratization

  • Overview
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
Cultural Awareness And Emiratization

Training Workshop – Module Overview

Innesskirk’s innovative “Cultural Awareness And Emiratization”  will provide managers with an excellent foundation and practice on how to develop a positive organizational culture.

This workshop teaches managers to understand and adapt to cultural differences by encouraging the identification and open discussion of individual cultures. It also encourages Emirati and Middle Eastern nationals to understand common western business culture by looking at attitudes and breaking down stereotypes. Awareness is the first step toward building practical methods to work cohesively.

Tutorial sessions, case studies, practical exercises, presentations and syndicate work make this a proactive, hands-on course.

Workshop Objectives - Delegates Will Be Able To…

  • Describe and analyze their current organizational culture
  • Effectively integrate workforce nationalization programs
  • Work with a large mix of cultures and backgrounds
  • Measure achievement-based culture
  • Create achievement-based cultural integration programs
  • Understand the Middle East business culture environment integrated with western business practices
  • Understand that constructive business cultures are independent and very similar around the world

Post Workshop - IMPACT™ Program

IMPACT™ Project – Delegates identify a work-related project during the last hour of the training that will be used as a measurable indicator of successful application and implementation of the training content.

IMPACT™ Coaching – The delegates participate in custom-designed coaching sessions to facilitate the completion of their IMPACT™ Project.   Delegates document the project’s life cycle and all related issues in the provided coaching booklet.

Course Outline : 

Workshop Agenda – Day One


Introduction And Course Objectives
Agenda begins with the introduction of course, material and methodology and pedagogy. Instructor introduces delegates through icebreaker activity.

Introduction The Main Cultures Around The World
Introduction to culture: what is culture and its influence; different basis for cultural guilt, honor and shame; the main parameters defining different cultures; power distance, individualism, masculinity, uncertainty avoidance and long term orientation; the influence of rules, relationships and status in cultures.

An Overview Of Recent History Of The Middle East And Implications For Emiratization
This section of the course includes an overview of recent developments in the Middle East, what you need to know working with Middle East Nationals, as well as etiquette and behavior in the Middle East.


Cultural Critics And Cultural Learners
Important elements of the course concentrate on adding value through a cultural mix, polarizing behavior, acceptance but separation and true integration and synergy. Instructors assist delegates with changing value statements into building value, developing a common business culture and learning how to deal with external agents and other companies.

Describing An Ideal Business Culture
Instructors provide an introduction to business cultures and evaluation the ideal culture in terms of 12 cultures and individual behavior parameters. The similarity of ideal business cultures in all parts of the world – an overview.

Review the main points of interest of the day, identify possible work-projects, and preview day two.


Workshop Agenda – Day Two


Current Business Culture
Delegates will assess the current corporate business culture and understand the gap between the ideal and actual culture. Activities include evaluation of cultural change projects and the effects on the bottom line and business results.

The Impact Of Leadership On Culture
Understanding the impact leaders have on business culture; leadership and behavior relationships; the value of measuring culture in the overall organization, in teams, and in individuals; the value of a common language, common values and vision.


Developing A Cultural Transformation Project
Delegates will learn what is important, where to start, what to do and what to avoid in developing a cultural transformation plan. Included is a look at how delegates can start a cultural transformation project; what results can be expected; different entry points; the value of stories, anecdotes and traditions to build a positive, achievement based business culture.

Identification Of IMPACT™ Project
Delegates are assigned to groups and asked to identify a project which will require the use of the new knowledge and information received during the workshop. This will allow the delegates to transfer the new knowledge into skills and effective work habits.

Review the main points of interest for the course, deliver course administration like evaluation, action plan, certificates.

2 Days
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