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What’s in your intercultural toolbox?

The Intercultural Toolbox Podcast opened today already offering some valuable resources for interculturalists. Richard Farkas, who hosts the first shows, explains why you may want to listen to the podcast guests.

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From surviving on beans and rice to achieving business success as an intercultural coach

Erin Reyes is co-founder of the Shababeek language centre in Jordan, perhaps the largest and most successful of its kind in the country, and many neighbouring countries too. The business co-founded by Erin and her partner, Jennifer Killpack, owner of the centre, started the 2020s strong and growing. Outside of the global coronavirus challenges, things…

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Comparing countries in the corona virus? Call an expert!

International comparisons have rarely been so fashionable. The coronavirus is getting everyone into the business of country rankings, global searches for best practices, importing of ideas from foreign lands. But how reliable are these comparisons?

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An interculturalist in the coronvirus response team

What contribution might an interculturalist bring to a top coronavirus crisis response team? Some of the best-prepared government bodies, NGOs and businesses have been adapting to the new situation equipped with cultural intelligence developed by intercultural professionals.

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Help for intercultural training businesses through the corona virus pandemic

For intercultural training providers whose business needs a rescue package, this may help. Argonaut is supporting intercultural trainers with free licences where there is a threat of cancellation or lengthy postponements. We want to help you switch to online delivery so that your training can go ahead.

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Intercultural coaching for the leaders of 2025

Manuela Marquis is an intercultural consultant focused on the future. Her work centres on helping leaders prepare for the fourth industrial revolution. Measurement helps to ensure that interventions like coaching achieve impact in the real world. Professional networks have played a big role in Manuela’s success, in a intercultural career which originated in delivering training in a highly-pressured, highly-diverse working environment.

Elizabeth Masamune

Board-level buy-in for intercultural training

Elizabeth Masamune says that board-level executives can get interested in intercultural training when you make it a strategic issue. Her experiences in Japan throw light on corporate boards everywhere.

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How mindfulness can transform intercultural training

Mindfulness gives intercultural trainers a powerful tool for transferring intercultural skills from the classroom to the workplace and to everyday life. Traditional intercultural cultural training targets the mind and ideas while a new approach using mindfulness give access to deeper forces which determine people feelings, behaviour and endurance in challenging intercultural situations.

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How to get started with mindfulness in your intercultural training

Leading clients through a mindfulness exercise as part of intercultural training makes you, as trainer, the model for mindful practice. If you are early in your journey with mindfulness, our best tip is that you become deeply familiar with mindfulness in your own life. We offer five steps for getting started.

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Making the case for mindfulness in intercultural training

For a Learning and Development manager, the outcomes of intercultural training may be hard to sell internally. Mindfulness adds to the long list of benefits of intercultural training by facing the challenges of international working realistically, not idealistically. We share some tips on building your business case for a mindfulness-enhanced intercultural training programme.