How would you like to revel in unsolicited, overwhelming praise and gratitude? And, on the job, no less?
We all make fun of “happy sheets,” those “feel good” evaluation forms participants are asked to fill out at the conclusion of a training session. But how sweet it is when a hardworking facilitator or coach receives unsolicited kudos! And Cultural Detective can enable you to do just that.
We help you look better and DO better! Cultural Detective provides a core process for developing intercultural competence, and you facilitators, coaches, team leads, study abroad counselors, professors—you add the bells and whistles, the supplementary activities and simulations, the design and personality that weave it all into a smashing success! You know you’re using a state-of-the-art Method, grounded in developmental and constructivist theories, adding both to your credibility and effectiveness.
Here’s an email one corporate trainer recently received after using Cultural Detective. Thank you for sharing it with us!
I trust you are back home, and preparing for your next Cultural Detective training session. I hope all is well.
I want to thank you for coming and bringing your fabulous Cultural Detective presentation and training. I swear to goodness I have used what I learned no less than five times, within our group, to resolve differences that could have been roadblocks otherwise. You squarely “nailed” the subject matter and how to use it. Your passion, your examples, your group exercises, how you drew people out to share their experiences and expectations and your patience (with at least one of us, who shall remain nameless) was inspiring. It was excellent, and the water-cooler talk I heard echoed the same thoughts as mine. I can truthfully say that I got more out of those short, few hours, than any other training I can think of. I am anxious to use the strategy in a discussion with parties of more diverse cultures than my five encounters so far. I’m confident we both will win.
I hope you can carry Cultural Detective all across the organization, because it applies to everyone; I even used it with my wife to determine where we were going to eat, just like the example you used! How about that for an example of classroom to practice! I don’t think it gets any better than that.
Well, thanks again. I just wanted you to know how much I though of your training and what it had done for me, in, what, a week? It was great. Thanks, and if ever I can be of service to you in someway, please don’t hesitate to ask.
(signature removed for privacy), a practicing cultural detective
Wow… What a letter..it feels good ha!
It’s really great for a trainer to know how much s/he touchs some ones life.. And hat the say in a class has value in others life… Congratulations
I am not clear as to leaving a reply here refers to the comment directly above saying, “What’s your story?” or if it refers to the heading of this page: Want to Get Rave Reviews AND Truly Make a Difference?. I’ll assume it’s the first.
I was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. Besides it being a multicultural city I was raised in a very multicultural neighbourhood: French, English, Italian, Greek et al with members being Christian, Jewish, Protestant… Later in Life I lived in Italy, USA, Nigeria, Peru and Taiwan and travelled to over 50 countries, most at least three times. People and their culture have always fascinated me. In my career I have worked in Media (Film, TV, video, photography), as a Copy Editor and Proofreader, as a Journalist, as a Teacher, and as an Academic Director/Consultant amongst other things. I have slept in beds made of 24 karat gold and mud huts feeling equally comfortable in both–slight preference for the exoticism of the mud hat perhaps. My specialty is Intercultural Communication, where in some form or another this suggests Education–be it analyzing websites and working on them from that perspective or speaking to a group of engineers and telling them about cultural differences.