How to Give and Receive Feedback in Different Cultures

Wednesday, 20 January 2021
12:00 - 13:00 GMT
FREE to attend

Join us in 20th January 2021 for this hour-long webinar and learn about How to Give and Receive Feedback in Different Cultures with intercultural coach and trainer Eva Tarabichi.

When we work in international teams or projects or manage someone who is not from the same cultural background, something as simple as giving feedback or gaining their input can feel almost impossible. Suddenly, the rules we have learned about giving constructive criticism and involving everybody equally don’t seem to apply anymore. It can feel terribly frustrating to work with project partners that promise action but don’t follow up on it. Or to have given feedback to someone in the most considerate way possible but suddenly see them disengage. Some people might seem like they just didn’t get the message you wanted to send them.

In most of these cases, different ways to communicate, different styles to present feedback and criticism as well as different preferences for hierarchy or more egalitarian processes are at the root of such problems. By learning about these differences and processes to overcome them, you will be able to get your project out of stalemate, involve everyone as you would wish and communicate your messages so that they get heard.

What you will learn:

  • Getting to know the different types of communicators, the different ways to formulate feedback around the world, the different degrees of feeling allowed to contribute to discussions/giving one’s opinion.
  • Exemplary processes to get an international project out of stalemate situations (or to avoid ending up in stalemate)

How you will benefit:

  • How to get input from project stakeholders or team members that are not direct communicators?
  • How to adapt feedback so that it remains constructive and is understood by someone from another culture?
  • The need for special processes to be put in place in order to ensure everyone is on board

Who should attend?

International professionals: e.g. members/managers of teams with multiple nationalities; members/managers of virtually working global teams; HR managers with international staff; international project leaders; professionals working with international client

How to book

The event will take place on Wednesday 20th January 2021 at 12:00 to 13:00 GMT. Places are limited so hit ‘RSVP’ to register today and avoid disappointment. REGISTERATION CLOSES ON WEDNESDAY 20TH JANUARY 11:00 GMT.

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About Speaker Eva Tarabichi:  Eva Tarabichi is an experienced trainer and ICF ACC-certified coach whose mission is to foster intercultural learning and development for individuals as well as teams. She works with international professionals, teams, expatriates and expat spouses as well as HR professionals that manage international staff and assignments.

Eva’s particular focus is on empowering her clients to assess their own cultural profile as well as that of their counterparts and enable them to successfully bridge cultural gaps and leverage cultural differences in positive ways. Her aim is to make people successful and functional – wherever they may be and whoever they work with. She is passionate about delivering out-of-the-box, global minded, multilingual and multicultural thinking.

To deliver unique and high-quality coaching and training, Eva draws not only on her ICF accredited coach training but also on her degrees in Sinology and European politics, during which she has specialised in intercultural communication. She is an experienced speaker, having designed and presented workshops in her previous career as well as her current one. She understands the challenges of today’s high pressurised career environments, as she used to work for multinational law firms, EU political institutions and lobbying associations in her first career as a political interest representant.

Having been an expat for roughly half of her life, she has seen a fair share of intercultural and relocation challenges: She has been an expat in multiple situations – as a school child, university student, employee, “trailing spouse”, mum of two and self-employed entrepreneur.

Global mindedness, multiculturalism as well as the strive for quality and tested standards in coaching are the core values that drive Eva in her coaching practice. She delivers her services in English, French and German and can be contacted in these languages as well as Mandarin and Spanish.

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12:00 – Welcome by Rising Network
12:10 – Webinar with Eva Tarabichi
12:50 – Q&A
13:00 – Close