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Intercultural Orientation

– Everything Expats and Inpats Need

  • Your benefit as Leader

    Intercultural Orientation Benefits for Leaders

    Appreciate your team’s performance adequately

    Create a good relationship with your team

    Challenge your team with interesting work, respect their desire for a good work-life balance

  • Your benefit as Specialist

    Intercultural Orientation Benefits for Specialists

    Create a good relationship with your colleagues and superior

    Maximize your opportunities for career development

    Integrate successfully with your work and private surroundings

  • Your benefit as HR

    Intercultural Orientation Benefits for HR

    Advance individual high-impact learning and training opportunities

    Maximize potential of relocations with successful practices, from selection through preparation/orientation and mentoring to re-entry

  • Your benefit as Organization

    Intercultural Orientation Benefits for Organizations

    Increase individual and team motivation, innovation and performance

    Further organizational development through talent management and diversity

    Develop young leaders

  • Output For You

    The Modules are adjusted in duration depending on content. If you want to develop skills sustainably (rather than merely learn about them) you will need a little more time.

    The larger the number of participants, the broader the reach. Smaller numbers allow for more intensive work and a better achievement of learning objectives.

  • Choose Your Module!

    We offer Webinars (60-90min) for an introduction, e. g. on the relevance of intercultural competences; Presentations (60-90min) and Briefings (ca. 3h) for the same purpose or with a focus on specific countries.

    Our Modules work best as on-site Workshops of 1 day at least.



Ask us about your target country!

CULTURE OPTIONS offers your culture know-how on more than 50 countries.


Examples : Differing Work Preferences


Differing Work Preferences – Germany (BCG)


Differing Work Preferences – USA (BCG)


Differing Work Preferences – China (BCG)



Basics. How to surface when you jump in at the deep end. Plus a few ideas on the meaning of 'culture' and 'intercultural communication' today. Particularly worthwhile if you have only a little time.

What should you know about your target country because it plays a role? Which are the expectations that you can expect? How do establish first contacts?

Recommended time: 1 day minimum.


For a deeper understanding, once you have mastered the arrival phase, or if you have previous knowledge of your target location.

What are the fundamental similarities and differences between your own 'culture,' your own network and context, your own value system – and the new context in your target country or region? Where do those perhaps markedly different mentalities come from, what defines them today? How do you develop meaningful relationships, how do you give successful presentations, how do you lead? Last not least, which challenges await you in your everyday life and private surroundings?

Recommended time: 1-2 days.

Make Your T.R.A.C.S.!

More than mere basics: sustainable competence development.

Expats often need many of the competencies from the areas of adjustment and resilience. They are often chosen for their assignments as they are trusted to achieve a good transfer of knowledge. It is often underestimated how important that is also during the re-entry phase after a relocation. Expats and inpats (like people in other functions, too) need distinct skills of communication. In our training or coaching we concentrate on the most important areas of competencies, with real-life examples and Critical Incidents. If necessary, individual assessment of intercultural competencies.


Transfer and Culture Know-how

Reflection and Learning

Adjustment and Integration

Communication and Contact

Stability and Resilience


Recommended time: 2 days minimum.



Support during your professional assignment abroad, in the form of coaching. To deal with unexpected or ongoing intercultural challenges. For expatriates abroad and inpatriates in Germany.

Anytime, ongoing, best results from about 4-8 weeks in the target country.

About 90 minutes per conversation. The duration of the coaching depends on the requirements of the coachee.

Get Back!

Preparing to return and re-integrate, in your home country as well as in your organization; for expatriates abroad and inpatriates in Germany.

Mastering 'reverse culture shock' is a bigger challenge for many expats than integrating in the target country: How you can best transfer your experience and newly gained competencies after your return home.

Best within 4-8 weeks before or after re-entry.

Recommended time: half a day at least.

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About us

We are established providers of consulting and training in cultural intelligence, diversity and inclusion, unconscious bias (since 1995).
Our basis is Munich, our network is international.


Dr. Cornelius Görres

+49 (0)89 48 99 98 38

Heinrich-Heine-Strasse 13
80686 Munich, Germany