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Training Methods and Approaches Introduction This lesson will examine training methods and approaches that can be used to develop intercultural communications skills. Training can have a broad or specific focus. Areas of focus can include development of general intercultural skills, a focus on a specific country, or a goal, such as business discussions. Training can also be used to prepare people for a short or long stay in a target country. Goals To be effective, a training program has to have specific goals. A trainer has to first establish what the desired outcome is and then develop a training approach, along with supporting materials, to help achieve that goal. There are several potential goals for a business-focused intercultural training program. These include the following: Preparing personnel for an overseas assignment where it is short-term or long-term Cultural awareness to prepare people to deal with a global workforce and or client base Training related to specific business goals, such as negotiations or presentations Training related to a specific role, such as international human resources and or recruiting Once the goal is determined, the approach to and duration of the training can be decided upon. There are several forms of training. They include: 1. Classroom Settings 2. Simulations 3. Immersions
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Training and the Length of the Project People are often assigned to work overseas for short projects, as well as multi-year stays. This will depend on the organization and its needs. For short stays, training can focus on basic
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