Business Culture Foundation Course: MAKING SENSE OF SWEDEN
08 March 8:00 - 13:00
Venue: TBC, Central London

SCC Member Price: £179
YP Member Price: £179
Non-Member Price: £358

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

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AGENDA

Breakfast

Session1: LEADERSHIP
How to manage as a Swede in a UK team and how to work with Swedish management teams. Including management approaches, workplace behaviours, creating a winning team of individuals. Workplace behaviour: what is acceptable, expected etc.

Session 2: SALES AND THE CUSTOMER
Negotiation skills, marketplace & opportunity
Differences in sales approach, networking

Session 3: The LEGAL
Basic Business & Employment and Tax Law
An introduction to Swedish Employment Law: get an understanding of the framework of what employers in the Sweden can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do, and employees’ rights at work. Contracts and basic commercial law: Being aware of and understanding the risks in entering into contracts.

Session 4: COMMUNICATIONS
Internal and external communications differences and personal branding.

Session 5: THE CULTURAL
The English: a Swedish perspective
How do Swedes view the English: stereotypes, misconceptions, expectations.

Coffee and Fika

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TO REGISTER

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 ericsson@scc.org.uk

*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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