PROMISLingua - PeRformance Operational and Multilingual Interactive Services to support Compliance for SMEs in Europe

The PROMISLingua project's objectives are the translation, localisation and rollout of the existing PROMIS online service in additional five languages, in order to deliver a cost-efficient and easy-to-use Internet based service enabling SMEs to comply with Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Regulations. In the framework of PROMISLingua (Grant Agreement No 270913), herewith we announce the forthcoming course

IVC-R19 BC&M
Business Communication and Management of Intercultural Differences

April 17, 2013
Stuttgart, Germany

Lecturer: Aleksandar S. Jovanovic

In the times of ever increasing globalization, cultural differences and multilingual issues play an important role in the area of business communication which can easily fail on apparently banal issues. This could be of particular importance also in collaborative international projects. A cognitive approach toward cultural and national differences will be used throughout the training.

The purpose of this course is exactly to assure that engineers, managers and IT experts can understand the importance of these aspects for the success of their collaboration with partners from other cultural background. It will address issues such as

  • Intercultural value systems
  • Differences in cultural practices
  • Cross-cultural project management
  • Individualism vs. Teamwork
  • Successful management of cultural differences as a factor of success in international projects
  • What one should know, do or not do in an EU project
  • Case studies: US, Japan, India, China ...

The course is designed for individuals and Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises interested in the topic. The contents of the course address the following topics:

One of the objectives of the course is to promote the results of PROMISLingua project among SMEs, as the multilingual and multicultural aspects of the course are aligned with the overall goal of the project. This goal is the translation, localisation and implementation of the existing PROMIS® online service in an additional six languages and markets.

This course will focus on interaction with attendees and require their active participation. In particular, the course will cover the successful management of cultural differences as factor of success in risk engineering, risk management, IT and other projects. Working in an international atmosphere, essentials of multilingual business communication, elements of business ethics and Human Resources Management as applicable in collaboration with foreign firms.

The course targets attendees such as:

  • Engineers
  • Managers of IT and other companies
  • Project managers

Please note, the course is designed for at most 25 participants. The applications will be selected on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Registration fees for participants are:

  • €500, for any interested individual and organization (not SME)
  • Free of charge, for PROMISLingua members and for SMEs (promotional purposes)
  • Free of charge, for students enrolled in the “European Master of Risk Engineering & Management” and of University Stuttgart

Get more info and register for the course now:

10% discount for registrations received before March 27, 2013


Registration deadline: April 17, 2013
Course venue:

Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology (SIMT)

 

Venue address:

Filderhauptstraße 142, 70599 Stuttgart (Plieningen),
Germany


The course takes place in conjunction with

Steinbeis Engineering Day 2013

Related courses of interest:

For more info about the European Master and Certification Program in Risk Engineering and Management
see http://www.sti.risk-technologies.com
For more info send an email to sti889@risk-technologies.com or call +49 711 1839 781 or +49 711 1839 647
In the case of cancellation of the course by the organizers, the participants are entitled to the full reimbursement of the prepaid fees.
In the case of participant's cancellation less than 1 week prior to the course, the fees will be retained in full.
(Announcement generated on December 21, 2014)