Improve your knowledge and skills in intercultural training in business

Gain the Business Cultural Trainers Certificate (BCTC). 

Who is this course for?

Teachers, management trainers, HR Managers, and Learning and Development Managers who want to improve their knowledge and skills in intercultural training in business.

Especially suitable for CELTA and Delta alumni wishing to go into intercultural training for management.

Course objectives

  • IH BCTC Certificate upon course completion
  • Ability to apply basic intercultural theory in a business context
  • Ability to design a course to meet client objectives
  • Ability to optimise own skills and experience and to market and price your training
  • Ability to use a range of delivery activities to meet specific business intercultural needs

Course outline

The Business Cultural Trainer’s Certificate (BCTC) is an intensive three day course aimed at international business English teachers, trainers and HR professionals who need to research, design and deliver cross-cultural training courses to business customers.

The Business Cultural Trainer’s Certificate gives you the opportunity to develop your cultural training skills and identify what you have to offer as a cultural trainer.

In three days it teaches you how to research, design, market and deliver a cross-cultural training programme, giving you a complete course with all the exercises you need ready for use.

Day 1: Research 

The key research background you need – intercultural training models and research resources.

Day 2: Design and Marketing

How to design and market an intercultural training course in business.

Day 3: Delivery 

Training room activities for intercultural courses.

About the trainer 

Course creator and administrator, Barry Tomalin MA, teaches International Management Communication at Birkbeck College, University of London and trains international companies to improve intercultural skills. He is a published author in the field.

He is a world recognised authority in international communication and intercultural management. He lectures in International Communication and Public Diplomacy at the Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance, Loughborough University London and has worked in over 60 countries worldwide. He is a qualified ELT teacher and teacher trainer and has worked with IH at various stages in his career in London, Paris and Algiers as well as running the BCTC in France, Germany, Italy, India, Latvia and Russia over the last ten years.

As a global business consultant, Barry trains corporations in global management, working in international markets and international leadership and project management and puts that knowledge at the service of participants in the BCTC.  

Barry is the author of several books and articles on world cultures and training, including World Business Cultures – a Handbook (which you get free on the course) and Cross-cultural Communication: Theory and Practice as well as monographs on Germany, Italy and France. He is currently writing Training Culture.

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