Cross-Cultural

Cross-cultural training is one of the Center’s main functions is to assist newly arrived members of the international community and we have done this through our publications, ongoing activities program, privately arranged cross-cultural training, and daily assistance we provide to people who come to the Center. Our goal is to help newcomers as they settle into their new homes and successfully adapt because they will have valuable information about living here.

The nomadic and trans-cultural community needs support during unique challenges outside of transitional times. Through our workshop, individual training, and coaching programs, the Center can assist you in your challenging situations such as:

– Balancing the needs of every member of your family, including your own
– Exploring what local cultures could bring to you, and to your professional future
– Keeping perspectives on your life here and how it might fit in a bigger frame
– Designing working and communication strategies to adapt to the local business culture
– Reflecting on our perception of living a multi-cultural life and experiencing multiple identities
– Preparing yourself and your family for relocation or repatriation.

We encourage you to check the current activities program or to contact us about customized individual/small group programs for accompanying family members and corporate professionals.

Cross-cultural training & Workshops

Each semester the center offers a broad selection of over fifty classes and tours. Among Chinese classes, discovery tours, and more, we offer workshops specially designed to assist newcomers and international nomad families in their transition. We encourage you to take advantage of those workshops and check the current program in order not to miss one of those unique and usual workshops. Among many more, we also usually schedule the following:

– Kick-start your stay in Taiwan: This newcomers workshop is a fast-paced introduction to living in Taiwan and what you need to know to help smooth the way you settle in your new life.

– Getting the Most Out of Your Overseas Experience/A Workshop for Expatriate Spouse: This fun and productive workshop will give you the chance to assess how things are going for you and your family. Explore how you can make your stay in Taiwan an enriching experience and how to use your Taiwan journey to contribute meaningfully to your future life.

– Farewell Taiwan/A Workshop to Help You Relocate or Repatriate: During this interactive workshop, you will have the chance to assess the various dimensions of your departure, properly bid farewell to Taiwan, and develop a strategy to help you transition to your new home and life.

In addition to the semester activities program, we provide on-demand customized individual programs for Accompanying family members and corporate professionals.

Professionals:

  • Expatriate managers to identify and develop efficient communication strategies to build constructive relationships with the local teams in order to manage projects successfully. (Cross-cultural management program)
  • International Teachers to accelerate their understanding of the host culture, moral values, traditional education philosophy, and to facilitate the development of constructive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues. (Cross-cultural orientation program)
  • Asian professionals working in multinational companies adjust with confidence and efficiency to the specificity of their multinational corporate culture, headquarter communication style, and cultural diversity. (Cross-cultural communication program)

Cross-Cultural Teams:

  • Multicultural teams in designing strategies to bridge cultural gaps, improve communication, and align working expectations. (Cross-cultural team building)
  • Asian professionals working in multinational companies adjust with confidence and efficiency to the specificity of their multinational corporate culture, headquarter communication style, and cultural diversity. (Cross-cultural communication program)
  • Local teams working with French products in developing their knowledge of French styles in fashion, beauty, design, wine, and fine cuisine. (French “Art de Vivre” program)

Our cross-cultural expert 

 

Amy C. Liu is an Intercultural Trainer and Executive Coach. She is the author of “Taiwan A to Z,” and the Founder of “Taroko 123.”

Amy has over 20 years of experience in Global Awareness/Leadership Training, Expatriate Relocation, Coaching for Success, Effective Communication, and Executive Coaching Educated in the U.S., Amy has lived and worked in the USA, Taiwan, China (Shanghai), France, and Japan. Amy is a certified Newfield Ontological coach, and she holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Education and presents frequently at ‘SIETAR USA’ annual Intercultural Communication Conference.

 

 

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