THE DUTCH CULTURE CHALLENGE
All you need to know about Dutch business culture, and a little more…
This fun and informative business game, leads you across everything you need to know
about performing well when working with the Dutch.
You will learn to influence typical ‘work-floor’ situations, for instance:
- the Dutch desire to plan as much as possible
- the wish to reach consensus
- making mistakes and owning up
- Dutch management style and collegiality
- unwritten codes of conduct, do’s and don’ts
- directness and the role of transparency
- separation of work and private life explained
THE SKY IS THE LIMIT – GROW YOUR OWN BUSINESS!
HOW IT WORKS
The Dutch Culture Challenge takes up to 4 hours and is played live, with 2 trainers, in teams. It is suitable for 6 to 15 participants. The game consists of three rounds, getting more complex on the go. In each round the trainers provide you with relevant key knowledge by means of presentations and videos. Your team capabilities are then put to the test in quizzes, scans, business challenges and pitches.
Discover how well you can navigate across the shores of Dutch business culture. You will experience that preparation and planning will pay off. Your performances are rewarded in Euros, giving you capital to invest in building your business. The team that builds the highest office tower is the winner and may enter our Hall of Fame.
SUCCESS IS GUARANTEED!
Because your reward is a fresh set of business and communication skills, so needed when working with the Dutch!
FOR WHOM AND AT WHAT LEVEL
This training game is suitable for students/trainees, professionals and experienced entrepreneurs.
It can be played in-company or in an open registration setting. Your entry level will be defined in advance in conjunction with the trainers.
Enter the Campus
Studying in the Netherlands
- What you can expect upon arrival, student life in the Netherlands, what teachers expect of their students
- To learn how best to cooperate with your Dutch fellow students
- To obtain deeper insight in Dutch lifestyle and culture and ways of integrating into local life
Working with Dutch business partners, colleagues and Dutch employers
- To gain a deeper understanding of the Dutch mindset
- To lay the ground work for dealing with typical intercultural misunderstandings and business failures
- To adapt your business communication style to the Dutch preference
Enter the Market
Expats and managers active in the Dutch market
- To understand the Dutch business context within the European market
- To raise awareness of Dutch business and social attitudes and styles
- To learn about Dutch third party actors and stakeholders, eg. traditional and social media, role of (local) government, trade organisations
- To prepare to live as an expat in the Netherlands: what to expect of life in the Netherlands for you and your family
The Dutch Culture Challenge: a must-do business training, that is fun, exciting and immensely rewarding!
Hall of Fame
Lilian Kranenburg – savvy China watcher and intercultural trainings expert and sinologist. Corporate communications and consultancy regarding China, Hong Kong and Great Britain. Chairperson of Guanxi, the knowledge network in the Netherlands for Dutch businesses active in China.
Lianne Baaij – Profound cross-cultural trainer, eager to help establish more synergy in international teams and partnerships. Specifically go-between between Dutch and Chinese businesses, certified interpreter-translator Mandarin and sinologist.
Esther Janssen – Allround cross-cultural expert, speaker and senior trainer. Supporting expats in feeling at home in Holland. Bridge-builder between Dutch and international teams, businesses and governments.
Monique Groeneveld – China explorer and allround guide for economic and cultural exchanges, Beijing-based sinologist and trainer.
Each of us has been active in international collaboration across cultures for over 25 years. We have joined forces to enrich our spectrum of skills to the benefit of our clients. Our services are directed towards businesses and governments that operate in China and/or the EU. We consult and train, guide and coach.
REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION
WHEN AND WHERE ?
November 16, 2018, 13:30-17.30 Beijing
Dutch Culture Challenge – level 2
German Center, Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Office Building, 11th floor, unit 1101A 19 Dongfang East Road, Chaoyang, Beijing
Participation fee RMB 1950 per person or RMB 4500 per team of 3 persons.
March 6, 2019, 13.30-17.30 Haarlem
Dutch Culture Challenge – open registration (max. 15 participants)
Crown Business Center, A.Hofmanweg 5A, 2031 BH Haarlem Participation fee €375,- per person or €900, – per team of 3 persons.
COST PER PERSON
Costs for open registration setting, from 6-15 participants
Level I – €275
Level II – €375
Level II – €475
Prices are excluding of VAT or local taxes.
For in-company tailored programmes, prices are on demand.
Call us in the Netherlands: + 31 (0)30 2513799 / +31 (0) 6 25560818
Or in China: +86 135 2010 3215