Certification in Intercultural Management

Certification courses are offered exclusively by The hofstede centre, which has the endorsement of Professor Emeritus Geert Hofstede. The hofstede centre’s main goal is to offer high quality education in the field of culture and management based on a fusion of academic research and practical experience.

Courses on Intercultural Management are based on Hofstede’s 6-D Model© on National Culture, including new research developments which are based on the research of Hofstede.

Accredited Lecturer

This course “Intercultural Management- Accredited Lecturer-  is targeted at people interested in using culture from a management perspective, who want to deepen their knowledge, increase their understanding of the applications of the dimensions and who are currently working as a lecturer at a university or any other academic institution.

Note that those who are not professionally involved in the transfer of know-how are not eligible for this certification course. If you work as a consultant, please look at the course "Accredited Practitioner" on this page. If you want to increase your own effectiveness in an intercultural world, whether being a manager or professional, please look at itim.org/training-programmes/

Benefits
  • Getting deep insight into the 6-D Model©
  • First-hand, practical applications of the combination of dimensions which are only partly covered by the publications of Hofstede
  • Opportunity to further develop mutual understanding and respect among people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Receiving certification to show that you are sufficiently knowledgeable to teach Hofstede’s 6-D Model© and its applications adequately as lecturer
Investment

750 euros, covering:

  • A one-day course
  • Navigating the topic of culture and management, based on combinations of dimensions
  • Online Course binder with reading materials by Professor Emeritus Geert Hofstede
  • Access to the Accredited Lecturer in Intercultural Management intranet of the Hofstede Centre
  • 6-D pocket guide
  • Course facilities and lunch
  • Dinner

Accredited Practitioner

This course “Intercultural Management- Accredited Practitioner” organised by The Hofstede Centre is targeted at management consultants and trainers interested in using our know-how in the field of culture and management in their work. Only a very select group of people can participate in this course, which only takes place twice a year. The reason for this exclusivity is that you can only participate if and when you also want to become a member of the training and consulting group itim International, for which you need to apply. For more information about how to join itim International, please go to itim International’s website, itim.org/join-itim-international/

If you want to increase your own effectiveness in an intercultural world, whether being a manager or professional, please look at itim.org/training-programmes/

Benefits

A 5-day intensive course by experienced cultural experts.

  • Getting deep insight into the 6-D Model© of Hofstede
  • Navigating the topic of culture and management, based on combinations of the 6 dimensions both on a theoretical and practical level
  • Access to all our materials, such as case studies, exercises, presentations, background information and P.R. materials
  • Option to work under the strong brand of itim International, to use its references and to get assignments from itim’s headquarters
  • Platform to exchange and interact with experienced intercultural and management colleagues
  • Opportunity to further develop mutual understanding and respect among people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Invitation to the annual conferences organised by itim International, focused on the exchange of information among colleagues and focused on the latest cultural insights
  • Receiving certification to show that you are sufficiently knowledgeable to service your clients as a lecturer, trainer and consultant based on Hofstede’s 6-D Model© and its applications
Investment

5500 Euros, covering:

  • A 5-day intensive course
  • Opportunity to participate in courses conducted by itim trainers for their clients
  • Course binder with reading materials, case studies and exercises
  • Access to our intranet, which contains a wealth of information
  • Course facilities, lunches, refreshments and two dinners
  • First year membership fee of itim International, including access to the yearly conference on intercultural management

In addition to the course fee, you will need to agree to the license terms of itim International.

Upcoming Certification Courses in Intercultural Management

Date Course type Location Additional Information Price  
March 6 2017
Confirmed
Accredited Lecturer
Helsinki, Finland Pre-reading: Cultures and Organizations; Software of the mind 750 Euro Register
March 6-10 2017
Confirmed
Accredited Practitioner
Helsinki, Finland Online course preparation to be completed before the course. See "Investment" Apply
September 18 2017 Accredited Lecturer
Amsterdam, The Netherlands   750 Euro Register
September 18-22 2017 Accredited Practitioner
Amsterdam, The Netherlands   See "Investment" Apply

Courses will be confirmed, at the latest, three weeks before the course date. Until then it's possible that courses will be cancelled due to an insufficient number of participants.

If you’re interested in The Hofstede Centre delivering the course at your location or if you have a question regarding the course, please contact info@thehofstedecentre.com.