With M-POWER’s “Cultural Competencies Programs”, students will develop a strong foundation in these 4 core areas essential to the acquisition of cultural competency and intelligence:
1. GAIN A KEEN AWARENESS OF THEIR OWN CULTURAL WORLDVIEW.
2. EXPLORE THEIR OWN ATTITUDES TOWARD CULTURAL DIFFERENCES.
3. LEARN ABOUT WESTERN EUROPEAN WORLDVIEWS AND BUSINESS PRACTICES IN THE CORE AREAS.
4. DEVELOP ESSENTIAL SKILLS TO WORK EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY ACROSS CULTURAL DIFFERENCES.
Students will acquire and optimize their communication and interpersonal skills across all essential applications and disciplines. They will also learn strategies for overcoming cross cultural challenges and language obstacles that are often encountered during core business interactions.
Students will be asked to review written materials between classes consisting of short articles, exercises or other publications aimed at reinforcing skills and strategies presented during lessons.
On the last class, each student will be provided with a short summary of a business scenario requiring an interaction with either a European client or counterpart in one of the core competencies (e.g. dispute resolution, relationship building, negotiation, etc.).