Business Cultural Trainer’s Certificate

BWC ed 3aBecome a trainer and/or increase the breadth of your inputs.

This intensive course will equip attendees with the knowledge and practical knowhow to design and deliver cross-cultural training inputs. This course will appeal to people already working inside companies/organisations and those individuals looking to supply this service to companies, organisations, groups or individuals.

Some examples of training inputs:

  • Inter-Cultural Awareness
  • Working in Multinational Teams
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Engaging with specific countries/nationalities e.g. UK, Brazil, China, India, Saudi Arabia etc

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There will be a consideration of theory, but the emphasis will be upon the practicalities of designing and delivering cross-cultural training.

Upon successful completion of the course individuals will be invited to become members of the Business Cultural Trainer’s Certificate (BCTC) LinkedIn closed group. The aims of the group are to help members of different BCTC courses make and maintain contact, find new opportunities and exchange relevant academic and business information.

Learn with a leading practitioner!

The course is delivered by Barry Tomalin, Cross Cultural Lead at Fortis Consulting London. He is a world recognised consultant, writer, seminar leader and public speaker, who specialises in international business culture, communication and cross-cultural interaction. Barry has worked in over 60 countries worldwide and draws upon a wealth of expertise and commercial insight to help companies drive up their performance. He has been delivering the course since 2007. Barry is a well published author and his book, written with Mike Nicks, ‘The World’s Business Cultures and How to Unlock Them’ is in its third edition.

David Stringer-Lamarre, the Managing Director of Fortis Consulting London, will input alongside Barry Tomalin during the final session on day one, which looks at ‘how to find clients (internal & external) and ‘pitching & presenting your training proposal’.

Feedback from previous courses

  • ‘This qualification will open up doors. The content has given me the confidence to knock on those doors and propose a course with confidence.’
  • ‘It has opened new opportunities for my career.’
  • ‘This has given me a lot of confidence and a new ‘string to my bow.’ Thank you. I enjoyed it enormously.’
  • ‘It has given me an insight into the practicalities of designing a programme.’
  • ‘New marketing ideas and approaches; teaching materials ready to use.’
  • ‘It will help me design a course for the company I’m working for.’

Course Structure

  • Pre course reading
  • Two days delivery, Saturday and Sunday in Central London at the historic and exclusive private members East India Club in St James’s Square (dress code applies)
  • 10:00 to 17:00, with breaks in the morning, afternoon and for lunch
  • Tea/coffee included each morning and afternoon
  • Sandwich lunch included on Sunday


Course Content

Day 1. Design & Marketing

  • How to find and develop training resources
  • Critical Incidents – a key training resource
  • Designing a training programme
  • Discovering your Unique Cultural Proposition
  • How to find clients (external or internal)
  • Pitching and presenting your training proposal

Day 2. Delivery & Practice

  • Preparing your training delivery days
  • Expectation drivers
  • Communications drivers
  • Management Stype drivers
  • RADAR management profile
  • How to bring your training sessions to a successful conclusion

Course Requirements, Date & Fee

  • English Language: Advanced Level, Common European Framework
  • Age: 21 and over
  • Willingness to learn and engage with others in a short intensive period

Course Dates

  • 27 & 28 January 2018

Course Fee

  • £645 including VAT

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