Are you preparing for expat assignment in The Netherlands and wondering what to expect? Do you work with the Dutch on a daily basis, either face to face or virtually, and are you puzzled by their apparent bluntness and strong preference for 'coziness'? This program will give you a solid understanding of the social, economic and historical factors which drive thinking and behavior in The Netherlands.
Prepare yourself with cultural insights and experiential learning Get a clear understanding of the Dutch mentality, and how it has been shaped by history and environment. Learn how to optimize personal interactions - both professional and social through discussion and roleplays.
Dutch Daily Life For those relocating to The Netherlands, we will also focus on navigating the practical aspects of daily life. These include health care, transportation, leisure activities, education, social life etc. as a final touch to developing your own strategy for thriving in your new professional and personal setting.
For who ? This is a flexible half- or full-day program designed to support professionals who are either preparing for an assignment in The Netherlands, or who have frequent business dealings with the Dutch.
Whether as an individual, couple or group, you will have the opportunity to:
Explore the meaning of "culture"
Reflect on your own cultural identity
Learn about key historical events which have shaped the Dutch mind
Understand how the Dutch business environment functions
Identify typically Dutch communication styles and attitudes
Gain insight about the specific organization and region where you will be living and working