Courses and Advisory

 

We offer a rich library of classroom courses and online courses on country knowledge, cultural integration, diversity training, practical relocation and many more.

For the busy people who want flexibility to learn in their own time we offer Online Courses on South Africa and Cultural Integration.

Our online courses are cost effective, flexible, accessible anytime, anywhere, across the globe, and customisable to the specific company values and culture.

Courses We Are Offering

 

 

South Africa Course

Available in a classroom face-to-face training and as an Online Course version

Helping you understand the country you live in, its history, where it came from, the current economical and political situation, what the current events mean, and where it is going. Providing tips and ideas on how to conduct yourself in business and social circles.

  • Historyand why it matters, geography, politics, economics, important current events,
  • South Africans and their cultures – societal structures, cultural concepts, communication, cultural pointers and social etiquette, dos and don’ts, safety and security, issues to be aware of
  • Working in South Africa – business and working environment, BBBEE, labour, unions and union culture, management styles and business etiquette
  • Living in South Africa – practical guidance – housing market, schooling, social lifestyle, spouse social integration and support

Our Country Course

Our Country Course is available for many African countries, including – Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, Namibia, Mozambique, and many more.

Cultural Integration Course

Available in a classroom face-to-face training and as an Online Course version

The initial excitement, anxiety, fear and shock of moving to a different country can all take a high toll on you. Many mixed emotions, positive and negative, can cause overwhelm and, in many cases, can lead to unsuccessful expatriate experience.

We are here to help you make sense of the new cultures, integrate better, faster and feel the joy of widening your horizons to the opportunities, possibilities and growth when embracing new countries, cultures and experiences.

We help you navigate through culture shock and find your strengths and purpose in the new country. We also provide you with tools and exercises to help you change your perspective, assess situations in a practical way and set your goals for long term success.

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South Africa Executive Training

All the practical knowledge and information offered in our “South Africa” course, plus executive analysis, tools and in-depth understanding of the country for strategic decision making on a high executive level.

We work closely with company executives, providing country understanding to formulate company direction and policies in line with the specific environment

We unpack South Africa’s politics, current events and effects on the working environment to help executives make the right decisions and be successful in multicultural environments.

We go deep into critical considerations such as doing business with government, building teams and management structures in multicultural environments.

Country Briefing Packs

We know how important it is to meet potential clients or business partners well prepared and with sufficient background knowledge of them and their environment, to show your involvement and commitment.

Frequent business travellers often find themselves in various countries they may not have been before or recently and have no knowledge of.

You do not want to land in a country and start a business meeting there with no idea of current events, to break the ice, and no idea of local cultures and practises, to anticipate how the meeting will unfold and be able to conduct successful negotiations.

Accurate and relevant content for African countries is hard to find and at the same time African countries are so dynamic that information is constantly changing and evolving.

We make sure that you, the business traveller, are well prepared for success by providing you executive country briefing packs and community-based research.

Improved knowledge leads to improved negotiation skills in relevant African country and effectiveness and personal growth.

Diversity Group Training

We designed this course to help teams from different backgrounds, cultures and countries work together effectively, and foresee and pro-actively resolve issues related to culture difference and culture-based understandings.

We help you see how culture-based understandings and beliefs can impact your personal and work place interactions and how to find solutions and pre-empt culture related clashes and the strategies to deal with them in a pro-active and positive manner.

We also assist companies in building their unique group culture and design bespoke diversity training courses for companies, based on unique company culture, vision and mission.

Team Training

We get together with HR, gather information regarding challenges, concerns and issues that need to be addressed and resolved during team training sessions with the local teams and the expatriate teams. We work together to identify the specific outcomes the company aims to achieve from the training.

Based on these discussions, and detailed research into the challenges, we prepare customised training programmes aimed to achieve positive intercultural relationships and productive atmosphere in the work place.

We provide our training to HR teams, local teams, and project expatriate teams, working with people from different cultures to achieve shared company culture, underpinned by shared vision and values.

Advisory Services

Lack of accurate information and tools to operate successfully in an African country can cause huge damage and costs for the company.

Research, reliable data, effective HR policies and planning are key to entering new markets and understanding the countries in which the company operates.

Country specific knowledge helps companies to avoid local labour and immigration issues, disputes and possible penalties.

We provide comprehensive services to international HR teams to support their expat management processes in African countries. This includes research based advisory and analysis customised to suit company’s needs.

We monitor the trends and consult companies to respond timeously to local events, changes in immigration laws and community trends. We also ensure company documentation is culturally inoffensive to people from diverse cultures.

Our expertise also gives us the unique ability to offer advisory services specific to the difficulties faced by South Africans and South African companies when doing business in other African countries.

Policy Design – design and develop Mobility policies and processes that are aligned to the overall strategies objectives of the company.

Policy Review – review current Global Mobility systems and processes, and provide advice with regard to best practice.

Research and analysis of African markets, which includes cost of living allowance, ease of doing business in Africa, markets, cultural norms, safety security, tax system, social and political awareness, local property market, business licences, education system, banking system, labour, infrastructure, exchange control and repatriation of funds, corruption risks, Immigration, skills costs and availability, salary data, etc.

Climate Surveys – Climate surveys are a powerful tool for identifying organizational strengths and weaknesses. The results of these surveys also provide a basis for effective action planning for employee development and organizational change.

Repatriation and Redeployment

An expatriate assignment ends and the expat is being deployed to another country or sent back home. In both circumstances, we believe, it is crucial to help them prepare for leaving their new/current Home behind and prepare for change and the challenges a new move entails.

We help the expat prepare for the differences between the current and future countries, plan for settling into the new environment and address practical concerns.

We will approach integration issues in a positive and constructive manner and stay focused on what is important and the job at hand

We also conduct an exit interview and prepare a report of recommendations for the company to help them understand what was done well during this particular assignment, what could be improved in future and what support the expat may still need.

Thank you so much for your time, patience and assistance yesterday.

You made the admin of house hunting seem easy. Thank you so much for your excellent time management, the day went really smoothly and good options presented to us, based on my search criteria. So thank you so much for this.

Qasim

Thank you so much for your time, patience and assistance yesterday.

You made the admin of house hunting seem easy. Thank you so much for your excellent time management, the day went really smoothly and good options presented to us, based on my search criteria. So thank you so much for this.

Qasim

I wish to thank you for your great and long lasting support during the house search, preparation and the final move in to the new home. Really appreciated !

With best regards, Josef

I wish to thank you for your great and long lasting support during the house search, preparation and the final move in to the new home. Really appreciated !

With best regards, Josef