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Culture Wizard Passport

Country-specific, online courses for global leaders and mobile employees and their families

CultureWizardPassport, from Mercer and RW³ LLC, helps HR managers assure a reasonable ROI for their development and mobility programs while helping leaders and mobile employees to optimize their experience in their host countries. CultureWizardPassport prepares leaders and mobile employees and their families for their time abroad with complete, country-specific, affordable, online cultural training programs.

  • What You Get
  • Your Assignees Will Be Able To
  • Topics Covered
  • Locations Covered
  • Interactive, country-specific training courses
  • Comprehensive country-specific cultural and geopolitical profiles
  • Personal cultural profiler that customizes the course for each user
  • Expat adjustment cycle tool
  • Relocation scheduling tool
  • SAGE – a validated pre-assignment self-assessment for employee and partner
  • Build individual cultural profiles with a brief survey to discover how personal preferences relate to cultural norms in the host country.
  • Learn about the eight dimensions of culture (such as formal vs. informal, interpersonal vs. transactional), with explanations and examples – immediately see how assignees can avoid embarrassing and confusing situations.
  • Get the facts with our in-depth country research and explore local customs, the role of religion, home life, gift giving, greetings and much more.
  • Mentally prepare for life abroad, including cultural adjustment, and create a customized checklist of activities and tasks to complete before expatriation or repatriation.
  • Complete a confidential self-assessment defining their personal attributes to enable them to be more effective on assignment.
  • Business and social etiquette
  • Meeting behaviors
  • Management and communication
  • Business presentations
  • Passports, visas, work/residence permits
  • Housing, city districts, real estate agencies
  • Moving tips: pets, vehicles
  • Health issues and requirements
  • Educational system, international schools
  • Travel and public transport
  • Phrase book, links to language courses
  • Public holidays
  • Shopping, restaurants, entertainment, sports
  • Contact details of international associations and clubs
  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papula New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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