Business Culture Foundation Course: MAKING SENSE OF SWEDEN
08 March 8:00 - 13:00
Venue: SEB, 1 Carter Lane, London EC4V 5AN


The training course will give insight into Swedish business culture and provide attendees with the tools necessary to understand and excel in their Swedish workplace environment.

This half day foundation course will prepare attendees for their career in a Swedish company and enable them to discover ways of working more efficiently within the management structure. The course will cover cultural nuances in leadership and management approaches, how to safely navigate the differences in workplace behaviours, as well as exploring differences in negotiation practices, sales techniques and communications. Attendees will also get an introduction to the differences within Employment, Commercial and Tax law and be given a crash course into Swedish culture and the Swedish perception of the UK.

This course is for British or International professionals who have recently taken on (or are about to take on) a position in a Swedish company here in the UK, and/or for those further on in their career who want to improve their interaction with head office in Sweden.

Course director: Tania Tandon, Founder, TandonHildebrand

This is kindly hosted by SEB London.



Breakfast 8:00-8:30

Welcome and opening: Tania Tandon, TandonHildebrand 8:30-8:35

Speaker: Benjamin Webb, Deliberate PR, Tania Tandon, TandonHildebrand, Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, Katapult Partners
How do Swedes view the English? Benjamin Webb, Tania Tandon and Elisabet Vinberg Hern give examples of typical perceptions of the respective cultures, business history, language and translation.

Speaker: Elisabeth Vinberg Hearn, Katapult Partners
How to manage as a Swede in a UK team and how to work with Swedish management teams. Elisabeth Vinberg Hearn, CEO of Katapult Partners, leads this interactive workshop including topics like management approaches and leadership styles, workplace behaviours and how to create a winning team of individuals.

Speaker: Robert Gladh, Katapult Partners
An interactive workshop on negotiation skills, including influencing differences, effective negotiation across cultures, marketplace and opportunity, networking, as well as key stake holder differences.

Fika 10:30-11:00

SESSION 4: LEGAL 11:00-11:45
Speakers: Tania Tandon, Richard Hildebrand, TandonHildebrand, Helena Whitmore, SEB
An introduction to Swedish employment Law and understanding the framework of what employers in Sweden can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do, and employees’ rights at work. The session also covers contracts and basic commercial law: being aware of and understand the risks in entering into contracts.

Speakers: Benjamin Webb, Deliberate PR, Sofia Bressler, Fika Communications
Benjamin Webb, Managing Director of Deliberate PR, and Sofia Bressler, Digital Storyteller and Founder of Fika Communications, discuss Internal and external communications differences and personal branding.

Panel: Ranj Begley, Managing Director Readly UK, Mikael Angesjö, UK Managing Director Casall Sportswear, Åsa Hillsten, Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Catena Media.
The tools I wish I had had earlier to excel In the Swedish workplace environment.



Member fee*: The participation fee is £179 Inc. VAT per delegate 
Group package rates available

Non-Member fee*: The participation fee is £358 Inc. VAT per delegate 
Group package rates available

Registration* to Anna Ericsson at

*Terms and conditions apply: Fully refundable to and including 28 January 2019. After this date, non-refundable, but at the discretion of the organiser, you can change the name of the person attending.

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