Executive Education

Advanced Certificates and Open-enrolment Programs

Managing Across Cultures

Acquire an essential intercultural awareness in order to conduct business worldwide

Acquire essential intercultural awareness in order to effectively carry out business on a global scale

Bridging cultural differences such as management styles, accountability, commitment to performance, risk management and the acceptance of diversity are key factors for successful international leaders who coordinate operations worldwide. 

Quick facts

Level: Expert
Language: English 
Duration: 3 days 
Location: HEC Paris Le Château


  • Interactive learning methods using real-life case studies
  • Work more effectively in multi-cultural teams
  • Improve the international organization of your company

Tuition fees:
3,030 €

Including meals but excluding VAT and accommodation.

Location: HEC Paris Le Château
Dates of next session: Tuesday 20 June 2017
Duration: 3 days

1st session :

20 - 23 June 2017

Executives and senior managers actively involved in international operations, especially those who work in the following sectors

  • Management,
  • Joint-Ventures,
  • Merger & Acquisitions
  • Business Transformation
  • Global Project Management
  • Enhance your ability to communicate and influence in an international setting
  • Adapt to diverse working practice and bridge cultural differences
  • Develop your ability to lead remote teams in an international context 

Participants carry out an assessment of their interpersonal communication style and professional values before the program.


  • Understanding the international context and its challenges
  • Addressing individual concerns and issues of the participants in an international setting

Face-to-face relationships

  • 4 steps to effective active listening in a multi-cultural context
  • Analyzing how you relate to others – Strength Deployment Inventory (pre-coursework)
  • Communicating across cultures – adapting the Geert HOFSTEDE model
  • Multi-cultural management guide to country and organization cultures
  • Discover your most important values in a work context (pre-coursework)

Acting as a team member

  • 15 steps to understanding team work and how to bridge cultural differences
  • The management challenges facing leaders of international organizations
  • A guide to multi-cultural management

Acting as an international team leader

  • The different stages of team development and the associated cultural constraints
  • Developing a high performing international team
  • Implementing collaborative work across cultures
  • Adaptive leadership and cultural consequences
  • Advanced multi-cultural management guide to change the working practices of your teams

Coordinating remote teams in a global context

  • Preferences of boomers, X Y and Z generations and the resulting operational configurations
  • Managing remote teams – digital nomads and cultural consequences
  • Innovative remote team management model for effective results 

Academic Director(s)

Photo de Christophe Schmaltz

Christophe Schmaltz, Coordinateur des lignes Leadership et Management. Fondateur de l’Université d’été.

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3 days
Dates of next session:
Tuesday 20 June 2017

Dates of next session

Place: HEC Paris Le Château
Dates of next session: June 20, 2017

1st session :

20 - 23 June 2017

Tuition fees:
3,030 €