A Old text for cross-cultural Retreat + Integr8 Poster text

Questions for cross-cultural Retreat:

  • How would you describe your experience of other cultures up to now?( ie what did you learn from your experiences)
  • What did you think the UK would be like before you came? Has that changed? In what way?( if you are a British national please answer this question for a country you have visited or worked in)
  • What have you found most different/ difficult/ interesting about being in the UK and communicating with British people?( If you are a British national please answer for another culture you have encountered)
  • This retreat will include a participatory cross-cultural training, what are your expectations of it? And what would you most like to learn?)
  • Administrative Help – This will be a (1-2 hour) a day role that can be done from home (doesn’t require coming to the office). This role includes:
    • Regular proof-reading text for our website, reports, funding application forms, newsletter, trainings or social media posts.
    • Responding to general enquiries from website (candidate will receive an induction training)
    • Typing results from feedback and impact measurement forms from our trainings and social events
    • Requirements: This role requires good IT skills, including using computers, email and Microsoft Word and Excel

Below is a list of our most popular programmes that we deliver in collaboration with our peer organisations in London, Bristol and Exeter.


Living and Working in the UK

1-day Training

 

2-day Integr8 Training

 

 

 

  • Uncover your personal strengths and innate potential
  • Rediscover your passions and awaken your life purpose
  • Clarify your career path and your role on it
  • Find motivation and increase your confidence
  • Develop essential work skills to increase your future employability
  • Gain more clarity on your future business ideas
  • Develop responsible enrepernotial attitude
  • Learn about British culture and develop your intercultural communication skills
  • Secure meaningful work experience and develop your work skills

 

By the end of this weekend people will:

  • Enjoy a relaxing weekend at Dartington estate
  • Participate in creative and fun activities and a nature walk in the beautiful gardens of Dartington
  • Connect with people from different backgrounds and make new friends
  • Attend our cross-cultural training on the first day were you will:
    • Learn about how culture affects the way we see the world
    • Learn about the visible and invisible aspects of culture which can lead to misunderstanding
      (body language-including greetings, eye contact, perceptions of time, space and values)
    • Explore cultural communication styles in the UK and around the world
    • Gain insight into how to avoid and manage misunderstandings in the UK, build social and cultural bridges and adapt positively to living and working in the UK

3-day Training Outline

Through interactive activities, individual reflections, peer to peer and group discussions you will cover the following:

  • Day 1: Living and working in the UK
    • Learn about the British culture and communication style
    • Learn about the British work environment and customs
    • Learn how to embrace cultural differences without loosing the essence of your individuality
    • Learn how to deal with identity crisis and navigate cultural transition
  • Day 2: Get Clear
    • Find the motivation you need to make an exciting and meaningful start in your life
    • Uncover your personal strengths and callings
  • Day 3:  Get Started
    • Identify your career path, goals and options
    • Identify the actions you need to take to start shaping your future
5-day Training Outline
This comperhensive programme addresses both the social (outer) as well as the personal (inner) dimensions of integration to help people lead a purposeful life in the UK while integrating into their new community. Through interactive activities, individual reflections, peer-to-peer and group discussions, fun games and challenges you will cover the following:

  • Day 1: Living and working in the UK
    • Welcoming the new you Explore your new Learn about the British culture and communication style
    • Learn about the British work environment and customs
    • Learn how to embrace cultural differences without loosing the essence of your individuality
    • Learn how to deal with identity crisis and navigate cultural transition
  • Day 2: Get Motivated
    • Find the motivation you need to make an exciting and meaningful start in your life
    • Uncover your values and passions
    • Identify the difference you want to make in your community and the world
  • Day 3: Get Clear
    • Identify your personal strengths and gifts to the world
    • Learn how to effectively work in groups while embodying your strengths to solve real world problems
    • Create your SWOT map (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats)
  • Day 4: Get Ready
    • Identify your career path, goals and options
    • Learn about responsible entrepreneurship and impact
    • Uncover the leader within
  • Day 5: Get Started
    • Identify the actions you need to take to navigate your limitations and start shaping your future
    • Learn strategic planning and prioritising by creating a career map to help you navigate transition and move forward with confident steps
    • Create a personal statement that reflects your true potential and your current life mission (this is to be used in your CV’s covering letter)

 

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