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Cultural training

Working with Norwegians + Applying for jobs in Norway

Achieve better results and a more problem free communication with Norwegians through increased cultural awareness.

Classroom with a PowerPoint presentation with a picture of people dressed in bunad.
Karin Ellis explaining what is typical Norwegian customs and behaviours.
Photo:
Signe Knappskog

This cultural training is offered to international eployees (incl. PhD-candidates) and their spouse/partners.

 

Part 1 - Working with Norwegians

Goals:

  • Create an awareness of the cultural differences
  • Bridge the culture gap between Norwegian culture and your own
  • Reduce communication issues/problems

Content:

  • Some information about Norway
  • Major cultural differences
  • Ethnocentrism - how we are coloured by our own culture
  • The most important cultural differences
  • What you can expect when working with Norwegians
  • Typical scenarios with hints and tips

Part 2 (optional) - Applying for a job in Norway

  • Learn what is special about the job application process in Norway
  • Achieve a better understanding of what the Norwegian employers expect

 

The first part of this seminar: Working with Norwegians, will last until approx. 20:00.

The second part is optional; Applying for jobs - will take about one hour, starting at 20:00.

 

Registration

We have a maximum of 25 participants, and a waiting list.

NB! Everyone who wants to participate needs to register.

 

Meal

Included in this training is a light meal (pizza).

 

Instructor

Karin Ellis from Ellis Culture

 

Example of feedback

“I have been to Norway twice before but I have never attended this type of training describing all about the Norwegian culture. This training will really help me coming more forward and adapt the Norwegian culture with ease.
I would recommend this culture training to all my colleagues in Norway”.

“The session was really useful and helped me understand Norwegian culture and how Norwegians think.”

"I have studied Nordic languages, literature and ethnology for almost 6 years, but I have never before got such a good insight into the Norwegian culture and manners as I did during your presentation!"

 

Link to registration:

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