Intercultural Competence for Leaders


Intercultural Competence for Leaders - Communicating Successfully in Intercultural Settings

During this two-day course, line managers and team leaders will be able to strengthen their intercultural competencies by discussing current research and reflecting on their own cultural setting. Participants will work with various communication styles which allow   adequate and effective exchange with counterparts from different cultural backgrounds.

At a glance

Qualification: Certificate of attendance «Intercultural Competence for Leaders I»

Start: 18.03.2021

Duration: 2 days

Costs: CHF 1,800.00

Location: This course will take place at the premises of the IAP Institute of Applied Psychology

Language of instruction: English

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Video Intercultural Competence for Leaders


Leading and managing teams and units in complex and multidimensional settings is a reality for many executives and project managers. This implies that communication and working strategies need to reflect the diverse cultural and professional backgrounds of employees, clients, stakeholders or peers appropriately.

Leadership does not end at the national border nor at the cultural barriers. Understanding one’s own cultural heritage and the context of the culture of our counterparts is vital in order to communicate in an appropriate, goal and resource oriented way.

This course is designed to allow leaders to understand and incorporate principles of different communication patterns. The personal intercultural competencies will be uncovered and various communication styles will be evaluated and practiced.

As the exchange of practical case studies and experiences between the participants is an essential element of this course, active participation and openness for reflection will be required of the participants.


This course provides short inputs about current research, combined with activities to reflect upon personal past experiences. It also provides room to experiment with alternative ways of handling intercultural incidents.

In addition to the classroom training, participants are asked to complete some tasks pre and post course:


18/19 March 2021 (English)

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