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Cross-cultural Communication and Global DISC 

When communicating with others, what is more important – culture or personality?

by Renata Urban

 

Learn more about personality, culture, cross-cultural communication, intercultural competence, Global DISC, and how to communicate successfully with others. In collaboration with the World Trade Center Palm Beach, I am starting a webinar series on cross-cultural communication, intercultural competence, and international business. Join me for the first webinar of our free webinar series:

Zoom Event: Master Cross-Cultural Communication With Global DISC
DATE: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
TIME: 12-1:00 p.m. EST
COST: Free

All event registrants are eligible to win a FREE “Intercultural Communication Starter Kit”. To read the article (part 1) and to register for the webinar, click here:
https://www.wtcpalmbeach.com/post/culture-or-personality

Join me for one of my FREE ONLINE Meetup Zoom sessions.

Group 1: FREE ONLINE International Language and Culture Meetup Group
https://www.meetup.com/Deerfield-Beach-International-Language-Culture-Meetup-Group/

This group of like-minded polyglots and global citizens meets online every last Friday of the month. Our meetings in January, February, and March 2021 will be on:

Fri, Jan. 29th (1-3pm EST)
Fri, Feb. 26th (1-3pm EST)
Fri, March 26th (1-3pm EST)

 

I usually present a language and culture related topic, which leads to comments, questions, and group discussions. We cover topics related to multi-lingualism, different countries and cultures, relocating, or experiences abroad, and we share stories and help each other with recommendations, tips and tricks. Anybody is welcome!

If we have enough participants who speak another language and want to practice that language, I split the group into breakout rooms according to participants’ languages and interests.

SPECIAL TOPICS for each month:

JANUARY: calendars, New Year celebrations, “Happy New Year” in other languges, and language exchange.

FEBRUARY: Intercultural Storytelling; learn how to use ‘storytelling’, listen to stories, and share your own story with others.

MARCH: Country focus & language exchange:  hear interesting facts and stories about other countries, learn a few words and phrases in that country’s language, ask questions, and introduce your country and language of choice.

Learn something new and share your experiences with others.

Interested? Click on the link above, become a member of my MeetUp group, and register for a meeting. All meetings are ONLINE  (Zoom) and FREE.

Group 2: FREE ONLINE Meetup Language Club (German, ESL. TOEFL/ IELTS)
https://www.meetup.com/Online-Language-Intercultural-Training-Test-Preparation/

I offer different free language courses on this platform. Currently available is the following course:

FREE weekly ONLINE German beginners course

starts on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

will run throughout the year almost every Saturday (2:30pm EST – 3:30pm EST)

These free sessions are my way of giving back to the community and offering an opportunity to practice a foreign language in a safe and professional environment.

Interested? Click on the link above, become a member of my MeetUp group, and receive news about new groups throughout 2021. All meetings are ONLINE (Zoom) and FREE.

Global DISC Assessment, Report, and Coaching Session

From $300

Contact me for details:

www.RenataUrbanTraining.com/contact/

WHAT IS GLOBAL DISC?
It is an ICF accredited, multi award-winning behavioral model explaining how personality type AND cultural background influence all three layers of identity: WHAT, HOW, and WHY: WHAT we do, HOW we behave, and WHY we act, feel, and think the way we do.

WHO BENEFITS FROM A GLOBAL DISC ASSESSMENT?
Companies (executives, colleagues, international teams,  individuals) and private individuals/ couples.

HOW CAN GLOBAL DISC HELP ME?
Self-awareness is always the first step in successful communication at home and abroad, in business or in your private life, for yourself or for teambuilding. This is particularly important for virtual teams and businesses collaborating online. The lack of in-person contact makes trust and relationship building and communicating successfully even more important these days. Once you understand WHY you feel, behave, and react in a certain way, you can avoid conflicts with others, benefit from improved collaboration with others, and build successful teams. The intercultural aspect of Global DISC is particularly important for international teams, companies that have subsidiaries and/ or clients abroad, or individuals who work in an international environment.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND WHAT DO I GET?
The cost for one person is $300, $450 for two people, and $600 for three people. Prices for 4+ people and teams on request.
You will get access to an online questionnaire and you will receive an extensive report (approx. 40 pages) with your personal profile. In addition to that, you will get a 90-minute Zoom coaching session with me: a certified Global DISC practitioner and highly experienced intercultural and communication skills coach. This debrief will enable you to understand your Global DISC report and start your journey of communicating successfully with others. You will also get free access to a 3-month online training program to hone in on your newly acquired skills. Additional reports (country comparisons and comparisons with others), team debriefings, teambuilding sessions, and other more in-depths coaching sessions are available on request for an additional charge.

 

 

The Culture Map

Virtual Knowledge Series

Erin Meyer

FREE Webinar Series

Special event series for all interculturalists and those interested in intercultural communication. Erin Meyer, the author of ‘The Culture Map’, will be a speaker on this FREE Virtual Knowledge Series.

https://hubs.li/H0F6QFX0

Episode 1: Thu, February 11, 2021, 10:00 – 11:15am EST
Episode 2: Thu, March 18, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT
Episode 3: Thu, April 15, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT
Episode 4: Thu, May 13, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT
Episode 5: Thu, June 17, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT

Uncommon Sense in Unusual Times

by Csaba Toth

FREE Webinar

https://www.linkedin.com/events/uncommonsenseinunusualtimeswebi6761336036372058112/

Mon, March 1st, 2021

10:00am – 11:00am EST

The uncommon mindset and Global DISC – the webinar is about sharing the latest insights, solutions and results. It is designed for coaches, trainers, consultants and leaders who want to be able to bring out the best in themselves, their team and clients.

The Culture Chat (bi-/ tri-weekly) hosted by the Interchange Institute

FREE platform for intercultural trainers and those working in an intercultural environment

Different topics every time.

https://interchangeinstitute.org/html/culture-chats.htm

https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-interchange-institute

Upcoming Meetings:

Wed, March 3rd, 2021 (10:00 am – 11:00am EST)

Interactive culture chat – meet other trainers from around the world

Wed, March 24th, 2021 (10:00am – 11:00am EST)

Office culture around the world

News

Articles on International Business and Cross-cultural Communication on the WTCPB website

As a partner of the World Trade Center Palm Beach (WTCPB) and a contributor, I am publishing articles on the WCTPB website on a regular basis starting January 2021. All articles are about international business, cross-cultural communication, and related topics. The articles will be accessible from my WTCPB profile page:

https://www.wtcpalmbeach.com/renata

Read my first article on “Protocol vs Cross-cultural Competence: what the difference is and why we need both in national and international business”:

https://www.wtcpalmbeach.com/post/protocol-vs-cultural-competence

What I wish my Japanese colleagues knew about working as a foreigner in Japan

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200831-why-the-french-love-to-complain?referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2F

Speaking multiple languages at home – a speech and language therapist talks about bilingualism

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/multiple-languages-slt/zj8fxbk

Book recommendation (Diversity & Inclusion)

Use your difference to make a difference by Tayo Rockson

The best description of the book are Tayo’s own words about his book. He says: “The goal of Use Your Difference to Make a Difference is to strengthen self-awareness, acknowledge biases, connect with others in a meaningful way, and celebrate the differences around us all. […] This book is a roadmap for navigating the path towards moral courage, compassion, and accountability. […] Culturally intelligent communicators realize that not everyone views the world through the same cultural lens, they do not perpetuate biases and stereotypes. […] This book provides you with the knowledge and the practical skills to transcend barriers, bridge cultures, and cultivate strong relationships with anyone, anywhere.”

Book recommendation (in German)

I think I spider (Ich glaube ich spinne) by Andreas Hock

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/friday-book-recommendation-german-i-think-spider-ich-renata-urban/?trackingId=12qNJ9aCwyrhY1q1bCCfLg%3D%3D

The best description of the book are Tayo’s own words about his book. He says: “The goal of Use Your Difference to Make a Difference is to strengthen self-awareness, acknowledge biases, connect with others in a meaningful way, and celebrate the differences around us all. […] This book is a roadmap for navigating the path towards moral courage, compassion, and accountability. […] Culturally intelligent communicators realize that not everyone views the world through the same cultural lens, they do not perpetuate biases and stereotypes. […] This book provides you with the knowledge and the practical skills to transcend barriers, bridge cultures, and cultivate strong relationships with anyone, anywhere.”

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