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intercultural training - EXPATRIATION THE NETHERLANDS

international mobility – intercultural training THE netherlands (1 DAY)


Getting used to the country

1. Understanding the Netherlands
•   From the United Provinces to the Netherlands: a history that influences behaviours
•   From the VOC (The Dutch East India Company) to the 21st century: an open market economy and capitalist spirit
•   The Netherlands, Europe and the world

2. Dutch values and behaviours
•   Equality and individualism: how should you position yourself?
•   Multiculturalism: openness and discovery
•   Free expression and sense for compromise: a permanent adaptation
•   Operating mode: pragmatism and responsibility


Getting used to socialisation patterns

3. Dutch communication styles
•   Communication with the Dutch: multilingual and talkative!
•   Direct communication: how to do it
•   Social relationships: integrating informally
•   Greetings: the absolute informal, but beware...

4. Living and socialising  with the Dutch
•   Tempo and rhythm: a typical Dutch day
•   The home, a multifunctional space
•   The place of work for the Dutch
•   The family: well shared roles
•   Among friends: ‘going Dutch’


5. Expatriate life in the Netherlands
•    Moving and everyday life: procedures, accommodation, health, etc
•    Leisure, expat communities
•    Schools, extracurricular activities, sports.

6. Focus on your expatriation city
•    Getting your bearings, moving around the city
•    Unmissable things to see and do

7. Making your expatriation a success
•    Preparing for adaptation phases
•    Practical advice, questions-answers
•    Action plan: plan and objectives for the expatriate and their family.