Understanding American Culture

A unique two-day program to expose participants to the lifestyle, workplace culture, mindset, behaviors, traditions and culture of the United States of America facilitated by a native-born American citizen living in India. 
Culture
American Values
Holidays
Diversity
Stereotypes
Non- Verbal Behaviors
Communication
Small talk and Pleasantries
Presentation Skills
Listening Skills
Phone Skills
Idioms & Sayings
Work
Meeting Time Etiquette 
Phone & Conference Call Skills 
Written & Email Communication 
Customer Service Skills 
Small Talk & Conversational Skills
Life 
Area Specific Orientation 
Email and Intelligence 
Safety Tips 
Meal Time Etiquette 
Hotel and Rental Home Basics


What’s in it for you?
Working with Americans in the U.S. and offshore from India is a reality for many Indian professionals. Understanding the U.S. culture is critical to career and business success. Interactive role plays facilitated by an American expose your employees to the soft-skills and employability-skills needed to reduce culture shock and increase cross-cultural understanding when working between Western and Eastern culture. 



Cross culture training for offshore teams.



Techniques 
Role-Play Exercises  -  Presentations  -  Games  -  Debriefs  -  Discussions



Page Added February 2013.

Authentic Journeys: Bridging Culture on Virtual Teams

We help build effective, culturally competent global teams with focus on the cultures of the USA and India. Jennifer Kumar, Managing Director, an American citizen, has almost 10 years experience living, studying and working (owning a business) in India. Authentic Journeys Consultancy is registered as a Private Limited in India (Kerala) and an LLC in the USA (Utah). We provide onsite and live-online instructor-led courses, facilitation and corporate coaching.