"Would you like to go to Delhi to train people in negotiations?" the email message inquires. "Are you kidding?" you think to yourself. "Of course, I would get to do in an exotic location what I enjoy doing at home – helping others to resolve conflicts. And I also would meet fascinating people and tour an intriguing city and country with a local host." "YES," you reply after working out the logistical details. Now as you begin to pack your off-the-shelf training materials, you start to wonder how you should adapt your training for this foreign location. You do not want to be accused of cultural imperialism or insensitivity. This article will explore what to do before getting on the airplane, from the point-of-view of a U.S. trainer.
Outward Bound to Other Cultures: Seven Guidelines for U.S. Dispute Resolution Trainers,
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