Cultural Training - Asian Century credentials without Mandarin


Following the recent release of the Australia in the Asian Century white paper, UGM's cultural expert, Dr Margaret Byrne, spoke with Women's Agenda about boosting Asian Century credentials, through cultural training and increased cultural competence, without learning Mandarin. Click here to read the report carried by Smart Company.

In brief:

  1. Get motivated - have you actually read the Australia in the Asian Century white paper?
  2. Build some cultural knowledge - either through a visit or closely watching news from the Asian region.
  3. Learn a little bit of the language - even very basic language skills can go a long way in breaking the ice.
  4. Appreciate different value systems and skills - be able to clarify meaning, know how to repair misunderstanding and learn how to manage disagreements.
  5. Find indirect way to explain why you're so special - something Australians often find dificult. Don't brag, but do think about your uniqueness.

Click here to read the article for more detail on each of the five simple ways to boost your Asian Century credentials or give us a call on +61 2 9964 9861.

Call us on +61 2 9964 9861 to find out how UGM can help you develop Asian Century credentials

UGM adopts an evidence-based, cultural intelligence approach to the related issues of cultural diversity, cultural awareness and international business. We provide cultural training and cultural consulting relating to the cultural competence needed to implement strategic plans. This involves developing specific intercultural (or cross cultural) skills to behave effectively and appropriately in relation to cultural differences.

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