Living and Working in Singapore – Customised Pre-Departure Training

Duration: One day

Intensity: Moderate

Participants: Executive couples or single status employees

Location: To be confirmed

Pre-work: Complete background questionnaires, the Australian Overseas Assignment Inventory (OAI) and the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES)

Coach: Karen Huchendorf, Cultural Acumen

Country Specialist: Kathleen Curran via conference call to Singapore

 

SAMPLE PROGRAM AGENDA

 

Introducing Your Coach and Program

  • Revise the purposes and objectives of the program, the program schedule, and methods to be employed
  • Share relevant background information

Planning for Growth

  • Explore the benefits you expect to gain and the challenges you are facing in completing the assignment
  • Begin planning for G-R-O-W-T-H

Your Personal Success Profiles: Part I – The Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES)

  • Understand the factors involved in intercultural effectiveness, based on current research in the field
  • Interpret your individual IES Profiles, identify targets for development and incorporate these in your plans for G-R-O-W-T-H

Morning Tea

Becoming a Cultural Detective

  • Define ‘culture’
  • Identify the components of cross-cultural communication and three intercultural competencies
  • Explore the contrast beween Australian and Singaporean core cultural values

Everyday Life in Singapore – with Kathleen Curran via conference call to Singapore

  • Answer your specific questions about the A to Z of living in Singapore
  • Gain insight to current issues for people living in Singapore

Lunch

Adapting to Another Culture

  • Gain an awareness of the normal pattern of cross-cultural adjustment over time, highlighting predictable high and low points
  • Revise strategies for successful adjustment and incorporate these in your plan for G-R-O-W-T-H

Your Personal Success Profiles: Part II – The Australian Overseas Assignment Inventory (OAI)

  • Understand the factors involved in successful intercultural adaptation, based on current research in the field
  • Interpret your individual OAI Profiles, identify targets for development and incorporate these in your plans for G-R-O-W-T-H

PM Tea

Explore Singaporean Values-in-Action in Business – with Kathleen Curran via conference call to Singapore

  • Become aware of the geographical and historical factors that have shaped the customs and beliefs of Singaporeans
  • Recognise Singaporean values-in-action in business, communication and relationships

Program Summary and Next Steps

  • Revise the benefits and challenges of accepting this assignment
  • Commit to next steps

Program Close

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