Business Culture Foundation Course: Making sense of Britain 

The SCC Business Culture Foundation Course gives insight into UK business culture and provides attendees with the tools necessary to understand and excel in their British work place environment.

This half day foundation course will prepare attendees for their career in the UK and enable them to discover ways of working more efficiently within the management structure of their new company.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 be given a crash course into British culture, an introduction to Employment, Commercial and Tax law, and receive practical tips and advice on their journey from those who have already successfully established themselves in the UK.

This course is for professionals who have recently relocated (or are in the process of relocating) and want to land on their feet, prepared for a career in the UK.

DATE OF COURSE: 7 March, 2019

LOCATION: Central London venue

AGENDA

Breakfast 8:00-8:30

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

SESSION 1: THE CULTURAL 8:35-8:55
Speaker: James Savage, The Local.
An introduction to British culture, history and mindset. James Savage, CEO and Publisher of The Local, gives examples of typical perceptions of the respective cultures, business history, language and translation.

SESSION 2: LEADERSHIP 9:00-9:45
Speaker: Elisabeth Vinberg Hearn, Katapult Partners
How to manage your UK/International team. 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.

SESSION 3: SALES AND THE CUSTOMER 9:45-10:30
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 UK employment Law. Get an understanding of the framework of what employers in the UK 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, and understanding the basic tax framework for the UK.

SESSION 5: COMMUNICATIONS 11:45-12:30
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.

SESSION 6: THE PRACTICAL 12:30-13:00
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 British workplace environment.


PARTICIPATION FEES

SCC Member, YP Member: £179 Inc. VAT
Non-Member: £358 Inc. VAT
Group package rates available

ORGANISERS

Course Director: Tania Tandon
Course Coordinator: Anna Ericsson

 

If you have any questions regarding the Business Culture Programme, please do not hesitate to contact us at ericsson@scc.org.uk or 020 7224 8001