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Global Business Outreach

Global Business Outreach services offered by CMES:

  • Custom-designed pre-departure trainings for business executives, focusing on culture, etiquette, customs, etc of the Middle East and North Africa. Trainings can be general to the region or focused on a specific country or area
  • Cultural immersion training for spouses and family members who are relocating to the Middle East
  • Language training in Arabic (in dialects), Kurdish, Persian, Turkish; long-term courses or intensive short-term "language-for-specific-purposes" trainings available
  • Full-day or 1/2-day workshops on topics of your choice, for example: contemporary history of Egypt, Turkish political landscape, the role of Islam in society, etc.
  • Developing trainings for the Middle Eastern employee
  • Intercultural management strategies
  • Conflict-resolution techniques in the business setting
  • Executive retreats in the Middle East: 5-10 day customized programs for senior staff in Egypt, Turkey, Kurdistan, Dubai, or other regional business hubs, with talks by key business leaders and analysts from the region
  • Organized trade delegations to meet business leaders in the region and network
  • Cultural sensitivity trainings delivered at your workplace
  • Brown-bag lunch talks held in your conference room

For more information, contact CMES at sbs-cmes@email.arizona.edu or call us at 520-621-5450.

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