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Seminars and Workshops - Cross Cultural Skills for Working with India

Give your team members in the U.S. and elsewhere the country-specific cross cultural skills they need to work effectively with their counterparts in India. 

These onsite instructor led training programs of The CMCT India Practice are offered in one-day seminar and half-day workshop formats.


Working with India: Cross-Cultural Foundations and Business Skills

An in-depth, immersion-style cross-cultural training seminar for managers and professionals who work operationally with offshore colleagues and teams in India on a daily basis. Includes India country briefing for big-picture context, the “soft-side” issues of working in global teams, Indian mindset and cultural values, India-U.S.A. core value contrasts and their implications. Examines differences between U.S. management, work and communication styles, potential problem areas, and success strategies for working effectively with Indian counterparts. Cross cultural awareness training is combined with real-life scenarios, hands-on problem solving, applied skills development, and action planning to enhance work-related interactions with Indian employees, managers, team members, business colleagues, vendors, outsourcing partners, and professional peers.


Cultural Awareness India: An Introductory Workshop

An introductory workshop for leaders, managers, business professionals and technical specialists who require general awareness of India and Indian business culture as a foundation for building sound working relationships with Indian colleagues and business associates. Includes India country briefing and an overview of Indian business culture, etiquette and protocols. Understanding differences between American and Indian management, work and communication styles. Tips and best practice approaches for bridging the differences. Combines presentations with interactive discussions and exercises.


Leading and Managing India Offshore Teams

An advanced problem-solving and best practices sharing workshop for executive and senior managers who oversee and leadership and decision-making stakeholders in the day-to-day operational work relationship between onsite teams in the U.S.A. and offshore teams in India.  Addresses both operational and cultural issues, using case-study scenarios based on participants’ real-life factual experiences.


Living and Working in India: Pre-Departure Orientation and Cross-Cultural Adaptation Skills

A pre-departure cross-cultural training and orientation program for business professionals (and their families) going to India on short-term or long-term work assignments. Detailed information about living and working in India, preparing for the trip, settling in logistics, practical tips for health, safety, family life, and recreation. General cultural background and contemporary lifestyle information to help assure a successful experience and integrate into Indian social and professional life. Understanding Indian business customs and protocol. How to manage and lead teams in an Indian environment, understanding the Indian legal and HR context, how to handle meetings and negotiations. Skills for establishing trust, effective communication, and relationship building. Learning to shift frames of reference to know what works and what doesn't work in the Indian environment. Action planning for dealing with culture shock, cultural adaptation, business and work style differences, and how to succeed in carrying out the responsibilities and achieving the goals of the expatriate assignment.

See also our cross-cultural seminars and workshops on working effectively with Americans and global management and cross cultural business skills programs.

Check out as well our webcasts and webinars and our self-paced online programs.


To request a seminar, workshop, webinar or online training program of The CMCT India Practice, or to get more information, call 510-525-9222, write to or describe your needs by filling our "Contact the India Practice" form.