375
Culture‐
Specific
Info.
Generic
Generic
Generic
Timein
Minutes
2min.per
person,10
setupand
debrief
3045
20ormore
Group
Size
Upto16
8tothe
capacityof
theroom
6tothe
capacityof
theroom
Target
Audience
Individualswithsome
travelorintercultural
workingexperience
Participantsatadiversity
orcrossculturaltraining
Anewgroupstartinga
trainingprogram
Purpose
(Keywordsarehighlighted)
Toopenaninterculturaltrainingprogram,
andusetheintroductionstobegina
discussionofculturaldifferencesandhow
theyaffectusinourworkordailylives.
Thisactivityallowseveryonetoseethe
similaritiesaswellastherichnessofthe
differencesinthegroup.
Toinvolvepeopleinthediscussionof
cu
ltu
raloriginsandbackgroundinalowrisk,
engaging,andinstructiveway.
Author
Simons
Kelley
Hopkins
Type
ICEBK
ICEBK
ICEBK
Page
3
7
11
Nameof
Activity
CoupsandFaux
Pas
SeeDifferences
andSimilarities
Whereinthe
worlddoyou
comefrom?
ActivityLocator
Thefollowingchartcanhelpyoulocatetherightactivityforyourtrainingobjectives.Mostofthecolumnsareselfexplanatory.Wehavehighlighted
somekeywordsinthePurposecolumntohelpyougetaquickoverviewofwhateachactivityaddresses.Inaddition,intheCultureSpecific
Informationcolumn,someitemsarelabeled“gen
eric.”Thismeansthattheactivitydoesnotcontainspecificinformationaboutoneormorecultures
(butthatthedynamicoftheactivityissuchthatiteitherdoesnotrequiresuchinformationor,inmostcases,whatculturespecificinformationis
involvedisprovidedbythetr
ainerorth
eparticipantsthemselves).Wehavenotedtheword“specifiable”incaseswhereitmightbepossibleoreven
necessaryforthetrainertoaddinformationspecifictothecultureorculturesheorsheisaddressing.
Keytothetypesofexercisesbysection:
COM = PartIIB Communi
cationICEBK = PartI Icebreakers
CSPEC  = PartIII CulturespecificLANG = PartIV Languageandinterpretation
CDYN = PartIIA CulturaldynamicsLDandTM = PartV Leadershipandteambuilding
EXandAC = PartVI Expatriationandacculturation

TIME = PartIIC Time
No.
1.
2.
3.
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Culture‐
Specific
Info.
Generic
Generic
Generic
Generic
Generic
Generic
Generic,
specifiable
Timein
Minutes
30
1545
3060
60
1530
60or90
75
Group
Size
Anysize
4to20
Upto30
Upto30
Anyziegroup
Upto12
Groupsof
3to5
individuals
Target
Audience
Generic
Generic
Generic,teams,and
groupsintheprocessof
beginningtointegrate
Generic
Peopleworkingin
anothercultureorwith
colleaguesfromanother
culture
Internationallymixed
groupsofpeople
Generic
Purpose
(Keywordsarehighlighted)
Tobecomeawareoftheholidayspracticed
bydiversegroupsandexplorehowthese
affecttheworkplaceandinterpersonal
businessrelations.
Participantsbecomeawareoftheirown
identitiesanddevelopappreciationof
othersinrelationtooneself.Buildsasense
ofteamandclarifiesexpectationsabout
eachotherandthetrainer.
Toexperien
ce
thedynamicsofbeingan
insideroroutsidertoaculturalgroup,and
todevelopempathyforbothsituations.
Introducetrainingparticipantstoone
anotherwhileexaminingstereotypes,first
impressions,andculturalassumptions.
Experienceworkinginanotherculture,
thinkinginasecondlanguage,orwork
wherethereareunfamiliarru
le
s.
Toactivelyconsiderpersonalneedsin
relationtoworkingwithanewsetof
colleagues,andtogainabetter
understandingofnewcolleagues.
Learnafourphasemodelapproachto
differencesandexperiencefirsthandthe
powerofdialogueandtheimportanceof
creatingexplicitgroupprocesses.
Author
Lambert
and
Myers
Kulich
Stringer
Stringer
Brandt
Lynn
Saphiere
Type
ICEBK
ICEBK
ICEBK
ICEBK
CDYN
CDYN
CDYN
Page
13
21
27
31
39
47
53
Nameof
Activity
Celebrations
Identity
Insider–Outsider
SilentInterview
Workingin
Unfamiliar
Surroundings
WhoamI?Who
areyou?
Responseto
DifferencesScale
No.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
ActivityLocator
377
Culture‐
Specific
Info.
Generic
Generic,
specifiable
Generic
Generic
Generic
Asian,
Hispanic,
USA,N.
European,
UK,Middle
East
Generic,
specifiable
Timein
Minutes
60
90
70
7590
60
20
4060per
section
(4sections)
Group
Size
1015
Minimum10,
noupper
limit
2050
416
10tothe
capacityof
theroom
1520
424
Target
Audience
Corporateinternational
teamsworkingonthe
regionallevel,with
individualsfrom
neighboringcountries
Generic,teams
Generic
Generic,technologically
orientedandyounger
people
Thosehavingworkplace
colleagueswithdiffering
communicationstyles
Generic,especiallyfor
thoseinterestedinthe
impactofcultureon
communication
Individualsandgroups
whomustcommunicate
ornegotiateacross
cul
t
ures
Purpose
(Keywordsarehighlighted)
Topromoteaselfreflectiveattitude
amongtheparticipants,makingtheir
culturalidentitymoreflexibleandopento
rationalcontrolforthesakeofharmonizing
interactionsbetweenthemselvesand
peoplebelongingtodifferentcultures.
Improvetheparticipants’skillsatobserving
culturalbehaviorusingHall’sHigh–Low
Contextmodel.
Participantsrecognizetheirownandeach
other’sstereoty
pe
s,andrealizehowthese
willdamagecooperation.
Discusstherelationshipofphysicalenvi
ronmenttocultureandassessthepositive
andnegativerolesofstereotypesinour
understandingofourownandothers’
cultures.
Examinecommunicationstylesofselfand
othersandidentifystrengthsand
weaknessesofthesestylesinthe
wor
k
place.
Increaseknowledgeofdiffering
communicationpatternsandreduce
stereotypingbasedonmisinterpret ation.
Introduceparticipantstoananalytical
instrumentthattheycansubsequentlyuse
toprepareforcrosscultural
communicationandnegotiationsituations.
Author
Makariev
Halverson
Lynn
Simons
Stringer
Lambert
and
Myers
Simons
and
Hopkins
Type
CDYN
CDYN
CDYN
CDYN
COM
COM
COM
Page
61
69
79
81
97
105
111
Nameof
Activity
Cultural
Awareness
throughSelf
Reflection
Buildingwith
Differences
StereotypeGallery
InOtherWorlds
Communication
Continuum
MixedMessages
TheTranscultural
Communicator
No.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
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Culture‐
Specific
Info.
Generic
Generic,
specifiable
Generic,
specifiable
Specifiable
Generic
Generic
Generic,
specifiable
Timein
Minutes
3090
6090+
100120
30
4560
30
1520
Group
Size
12to
capacityof
theroom
10100
414
20orless
260
125
20ormore
Target
Audience
Intactworkgroups,
generic
Peoplewhomustmeet
andworktogetherfrom
twoormorecultures
Generic
Businessexecutivesand
managerswhodealwith
variouscultures
Generic,personsof
differentlanguage,
groupsworkingtogether
Generic
Executives,managers
Purpose
(Keywordsarehighlighted)
Practicecommunicationskillssuchasasser
tion,selfdisclosure,listening,andfeed
backskillsinaninterculturalcontext.
Tomakepeopleawareoftheassumptions
andbehaviorsinmeetings,andtolearnto
conductmeetingsthatdrawonthepoten
tialoftheteamorallpresent.
Map,understand,andusedi
versen
etworks
forresolvingorganizationalchallenges.
Toevaluateyourwrittencommunications
skillsanddifferencesacrossseveralimpor
tantinternationalcultures.
Explorecommunicationpitfallsingiving
directionsorinstructions.
Encourageparticipantstoquestionassump
tionswhenworkingacrosscultures;to
understandapieceofculture,suchaswords,
legal,orfinancialconcepts,etiquette,nego
tiat
ion
techniques,etc.,outofcontext.
Todemonstratethattherearedifferences
intheconceptoftime,basedonculture.
Author
Friend
Althen
deWaal
Elashmawi
Salimbene
Robinson
Lambert
and
Myers
Type
COM
COM
COM
COM
COM
COM
TIME
Page
129
137
145
151
155
161
167
Nameof
Activity
ForcedChoices
Conductingthe
Intercultural
Meeting
Networkingacross
Cultures
Whereismy
order?
Describeand
Draw
Whatisit?What
isitfor?
Whattimeisit?
No.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
ActivityLocator
379
Culture‐
Specific
Info.
Generic,
specifiable
Specifiable
Multiple
cultures
briefly
noted
U.S.,China,
Latin
America,
Russia,
India
U.S.,Arabs,
France,
Germany,
Indonesia,
Japan,
Korea,
Spain,
Switzerland
Germany,
USA,UK
Timein
Minutes
6090
1020
30
35
30
85100
Group
Size
125
18
20orless
Upto20
20orless
12to
capacityof
theroom
Target
Audience
Peopleworkingin
organizationsinvolvedin
internationalbusiness
Relocatinginternational
assigneesorbusiness
professionalsdoing
businessinanother
country
Businessexecutivesand
managerswhodealwith
variouscultures
Individualswhomust
communicatewith
peopleinorfromother
countriesorcultures
Businessexecutivesand
managerswhodealwith
variouscultures
Monocultural
gr
oups
fr
omGermany,USA,or
UK,ormixedgroups.
Adaptableforany2of
these3countries.
Purpose
(Keywordsarehighlighted)
Toenablelearnerstodevelopamentalmap
ofglobaltimezonesandtherelative
locationofcountriesaroundtheworldin
whichtheyaredoingbusiness.
Learnhowcultureimpactstimeandcreates
ascheduleandstrategiesthatworkinthe
countryorcultureinwhichoneisworking.
Aninstr
ument
testsmulticultural
managementskillsacrossavarietyof
culturalgroups.
Toillustratehowculturaldifferencescreate
communicationmisunderstandingsin
specificcultures,U.S.,China,LatinAmerica,
Russia,India.
Toidentifypersonalculturalvalues,
contrastthemwithnationalcultural
values,anddiscussgeneraldifferencesand
similarities.
Clarifythebehaviorandattitudedriversin
businessindiffere
nt
culturalgropus,and
thereasonsthattheyexist.
Author
Pirie
Bing
Elashmawi
Storti
Elashmawi
Lynn
Type
TIME
TIME
CSPEC
CSPEC
CSPEC
CSPEC
Page
177
181
191
195
217
221
Nameof
Activity
TimeandSpace
ManagingTime
acrossCultures
Global
Management
Skills
CrossCultural
Dialogues
IdentifyYour
PriorityValues
Germany,Britain,
andtheUSA—
Valuesand
BehaviorPatterns
No.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.

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