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What makes a good cultural awareness trainer?

When organisations are thinking of delivering cultural awareness training to their employees, there are two key elements they need to address:

  1. The structure and content of the cultural awareness training programme
  2. The capabilities of the trainer

I have addressed the issue of course content in some earlier blogs and so wanted to focus more in this piece on the issues around trainer capabilities. I have been running cultural awareness training programmes around the world for major corporations for twenty years and during that time have encountered a great number of cultural awareness trainers who have varied in greatly in approach and suitability.

In my experience, great cultural awareness trainers share the following four characteristics:

If you can find all these attributes in the trainer you chose to deliver your cultural awareness programmes you are probably onto a winner.  If any one of the above is missing, the training is likely to be far less impactful.

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