Successful international assignments are dependent on selecting the right people and ensuring they have the intercultural competence needed to succeed.
We offer a full range of customizable solutions to support candidate assessment and selection, training programs that build intercultural and language competence, and coaching throughout an assignment through repatriation. The BGRS Intercultural Group boasts expertise gained from more than 50 years in the industry and an ability to leverage a managed-network of over 425 intercultural trainers that can deliver services in any global destination.
Partnering with BGRS yields:
Comprehensive service portfolio of in-person and online training
Proprietary, research-based training methodology and cutting-edge training materials that incorporate the latest theoretical models and facilitation trends
Training programs tailored to your employees’ needs to fit their learning style and experiences assignment type, and training delivery requirements
Carefully selected and vetted intercultural trainers for each program based on your employees’ needs and location
Local subject matter experts who provide relevant country information and focus on specific family or business issues and who supplement our intercultural trainers
Proprietary tools and exclusive country-specific resources available on multiple platforms including mobile
Candidate Assessment and Development
Our solutions are designed to supplement the selection process by increasing the candidate’s self-awareness, assessing cultural competence, and identifying opportunities for coaching and development. We will work with you to incorporate our services into your talent management and mobility processes. We can aid in creating candidate pools, selecting and preparing candidates for assignment and developing your high-potential employees.
Expat Advantage Program: Building Intercultural Competence
Expat Advantage intercultural training programs are built to develop cultural awareness, knowledge and skills for employees with all levels of international experience. We also deliver training for spouses/partners, children and accompanying dependents.
Using a consultative and highly flexible approach, we deliver face to face, virtual, and web-based learning options. Additionally, CultureWizard™ an online resource exclusively incorporated into BGRS’s solutions, and powered by RW3, offers online training modules and cultural information covering over 160 countries.
Coaching is an integral component of the international assignment lifecycle designed to support employees and spouses/partners while on assignment. Coaching Advantage solutions are highly customized one-on-one sessions helping your employees and spouses/partners identify solutions to challenges encountered on international assignment.
Repat Advantage Program: Planning for Reintegration
Repatriation represents the final stage of the international assignment lifecycle—the transition back to the home country. Repat Advantage training programs are designed to help employees plan and prepare for their transition home, and to support the utilization of employees valuable, newly acquired international experience, skills, networks and insights.
With customized solutions, the Repat Advantage Program mitigates the challenges of repatriation by proactively planning a successful reintegration both personally and professionally.
Online Intercultural Resources
CultureWizard™ is an easy and cost-effective way to offer cultural resources and knowledge to employees working in different cultures, on short-term assignments, or on business travel- We offer an individual purchase option as well as a company-wide online solution to support your employees.
We offer an easy-to-use online portal for individual purchase. Contact us for more information about enterprise-wide licenses to prepare your organization for global success.
Global Business Training
Our intercultural offering goes beyond just the needs of your relocating employees. To execute your company’s global business strategy, it is vital your employees have intercultural competence while leading global organizations, managing global projects, and working on multicultural and virtual teams.
We offer uniquely tailored leadership development programs, multicultural and virtual team building training, and cultural business training to ensure your employees have the awareness, knowledge and skills necessary for global business success.
We offer instructor-led and online language training for your employees and accompanying family members at the start or for the duration of their assignment. To maximize learning and utilization we provide self-paced online training programs. We also offer blended learning packages, which includes a combination of in-person training, or virtual instructor-led training and self-paced online training.