Living and Working in Mexico (1 1/2 day)

Main Goals

At the end of the seminar, the participants will:

  • have a general notion about Mexico's geography, history, traditions, values and current issues
  • learn and understand the Mexican culture's elements and origins
  • identify the main differences and potential problems that they will face when interacting with Mexicans in the working and everyday life environment. Areas to be covered include communication, views and application of hierarchy, time management, focus of motivation and the handling of change
  • learn practical techniques to overcome such differences
  • get personalized information on their intercultural skills and strategies to develop them further, through a self assessment profile tool
  • understand the adaptation process known as Culture Shock and effective adaptation strategies
  • have a better knowledge about their specific destination city and region
Offered to Foreign executives and their spouses
Methodology
  • Highly interactive theory sessions, based on the participants’ needs assessment
  • Experiential activities
  • Research based online cultural self-assessment: Globesmart
  • Research based intercultural skills self-assessmen: the CCAI
Duration: 11 hours
Contents:
  • Day 1
  • ·09:00 Welcome and Introduction
    ·09:30 Mexico’s Overview: Origins of the Culture
    ·11:00 Man and Culture
    ·11:30 Cultural differences in Everyday Life and in the Workplace (Cultural Dimensions), using the Globesmart tm tool
    ·13:00 Lunch
    ·14:00 Cultural Dimensions (cont.)
    ·15:00 Intercultural skills assessment: The CCAI
    ·16:45 Debrief
  • Day 2
  • ·09:00 Welcome and Review
    ·09:30 Social and Business Etiquette and Protocol
    ·10:30 Culture Shock
    ·11:00 Everyday Life in (participants’ destination city)
    ·12:45 Debrief and Evaluation
Group Size: 1-2 participants

NOTE. THE SEMINAR MAY INCLUDE A SIMULTANEOUS ONE DAY YOUTH TRAINING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG FAMILY MEMBERS 6-15 YEARS OLD.
THE MATERIALS WILL CORRESPOND TO THE PARTICIPANTS’ AGES, AND THE PROGRAM WILL INCUDE TOPICS SUCH AS WHAT IS CULTURE?,
BEING A THIRD CULTURE KID, CULTURE SHOCK, INTRODUCTION TO MEXICO, FAMILY SUPPORT, AND A MODULE WITH THE PARENTS SO
THAT THE YOUTH TRAINER CAN SHARE WITH THEM THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES IDENTIFIED

 

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