With this questionnaire, respondents identify their own cultural preferences in three key cultural areas: Hierarchy, Individualism and Risk Tolerance. The results are used to identify potential issues for expatriates by comparing their individual scores and responses with the distribution of scores and responses obtained by professionals in the country where this expatriate will be located.
ITAP Canada provides companies with the tools necessary for
conducting business effectively in the global marketplace. We
offer solutions to cross cultural problems including relocation,
emigration to Canada, repatriation and diversity in the
workplace through customized training programs and consulting
services. The programs are delivered by certified, highly
Preparation for International Business
Because doing business in an unfamiliar country or region of the
world can be fraught with challenges, ITAP Canada has designed a
training probram to help employees conduct international
business transactions. "Doing Business Internationally" provides
practical information about interacting with foreign
professionas in business settings and explores the impact of
culture and values on management, work and communication. The
training program focusses on one particular country or region of
interest to our clients. This one or two day workshop includes a
simulation of problems arising in cross-cultural situations,
videos and practical exercises.
Training programs in Cultural Diversity
Canadian corporations are deeply affected by the recent arrival
of many skilled immigrants in Canada and the rapid change in
their workd force demographics. To help companies overcome the
challenges of internal cultural diversity and reap the
corresponding benefits, ITAP Canada has designed training
programs that address various aspects of corporate diversity.
Interviewing New Canadians: Overcoming Cultural Barriers to
Managing a Culturally Diverse Workforce
Working in A Culturally Diverse Company
Effective Communication Skills Training to Help Bridge Cultural
Differences is an individual coaching program designed to help
New Canadians understand the main features of the work,
communication and management style preferences of Canadians.
Preparation for International Relocation
Since expatriates are responsible for representing their
company's best interests, successful international relocation is
key to the success of a company's global operations. Because of
the high failure rates observed in foreign assignments, ITAP
Canada has designed training programs that prepare expatriates
and their families for the most crucial phases, their departure
and their return. These programs are offered both to Canadian
expatriates and foreign employees relocating to Canada:
Living in Country X explores how the employees and their
families can adjust to the way of life in the destination country
Working in Country X trains employees (and their spouses, if
applicable) in the skills needed to adjust faster to a new
position in a new country.
Working Spouse helps expatrates' spouses who plan on working in
their destination country adjust to the situation.
Children addresses the needs of children aged 7 to 12, providing
them with their own training manual and global games.
Preparation for Repatriation
Returning home is often more difficult than making the initial
adjustment to a new culture. Therefore, ITAP Canada has designed
two programs to alleviate "return shock". These one day programs
ease family adjustment into their old, and at the same time, new
country by focusing on the changes that have taken place during
their time away.
Returning to Live in Canada focuses on lifestyle changes.
Returning to Work in Canada focuses on changes in the workplace.
Cross-cultural Training Services
MCB Solutions helps people working in multicultural environments
achieve their professional objectives by providing them with the
right training, coaching and consulting services.