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Cultural training: Living and Working in Denmark

Have you ever wondered why your Danish colleagues, students or the people you meet outside your workplace behave as they do? Are there a lot of questions you have regarding the culture and how it simply doesn't resemble those things you know from your own culture?

2019.03.18 | Anne Pletschette Langer

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These are some of the questions that will be addressed at the interactive Danish cultural training in May.

The cultural training consists of a two-session workshop, arranged by International Academic Staff Services and facilitated by professional trainers from C3 Consulting.

During the sessions, you will experience Aha! moments as you understand why Danes react the way they do and understand the core values and dynamics of Danish work culture and society. After the workshop, you can navigate your way safely at your Danish workplace – and know what is expected of you when you make decisions, hold meetings at your department or navigate the Danish society as a spouse/accompanying partner.

About the training

As we believe that all cultural understanding begins with self-understanding, you will start by becoming more aware of your own cultural baggage and everything you take for granted. This is essential to finding the key differences between the Danish culture and your own culture, and learning how to deal with them constructively.

The training will equip you with practical and powerful tools that are not only useful in your collaboration with Danish colleagues and business partners, but in all tasks where you work cross-culturally.

In between the two workshops, you will be teamed up with a learning buddy and do different small reflective exercises that makes the learning output high and also creates a great network.  

Who, where and when?

The next training is on:

  • Thursday 2 May 9.00-12.30 (workshop 1)
  • Thursday 23 May 9.00-12.30 (workshop 2)    

The workshops are targeted newly employed international staff and their spouses/accompanying partners. 

Sign up and get more information

For further information, please contact Vibeke Tyrre Pedersen, International Academic Staff Service: vtp@au.dk

Staff, PhD students, Accompanying partners
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