GROVEWELL has enjoyed many notable success in providing group training for business assignees and, in some cases, their family members. For example, one long-term client for our expatriate training services wrote, in part...
"Your programs have been outstanding. [Your] on-going dialogue to assess the needs of our specific population and the individual follow-up with our employees is evidence of your interest in the success of each person who participates in one of your programs. The programs are comprehensive and clear in content, while remaining personal, allowing for sharing among participants. Our employees and their families consistently rate the cultural training programs among the best and most important aspect of their preparation for life abroad."
Julie Hoesterey, Deloitte & Touche
Group training may be for the assignees only, emphasizing the characteristics of their host work environment and the business-relevant behaviors and values that foster collaboration and productivity there. Or...
Group training may be for the assignees and their accompanying family members, enabling them all to adapt more readily to the social culture and daily routines of their host community, and to establish and maintain good relations with their new neighbors.
In GROVEWELL's experience, most clients who request training ask for a single day. In this case, we recommend post-arrival training. (On request, however, we will provide a day of pre-departure training.) We request trainee groups of 20 or fewer.
GROVEWELL recommends to its clients that, no matter how important is the business-relevant training for their assignees, the assignees' non-employed spouses/partners are worth an additional half-day of training because they face unique, exceptional challenges when living abroad.
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GROVEWELL also offers country-specific briefings for employees who are going abroad for relatively short durations. Focused, tailored briefings may be a full- or half-day in length. Such briefings may occur either pre-departure in the sending country, or post-arrival in the host country. Very effective when conducted "live," such briefings may also occur by means of phone-, Skype-, or video-conferencing.
See also GROVEWELL's webpage on "Cross-Cultural Training for Global Teams & Units" by clicking here.