CULTURAL AWARENESS IN RWANDA
CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE TRAINING
Home Stays Based Cultural Immersion in Rwanda
In response to cross cultural challenges faced by internationals in Rwanda, Impact Route has started the first cultural awareness training in Rwanda. This seeks to help internationals, visiting, living or working in Rwanda to appreciate Rwandan cultural values, perceptions and mannerisms and in turn reduce cultural shock severity while enabling them to more effectively integrate in Rwandan culture.
This one hour training explores 20 Rwandan cultural elements that you should know as you interact and work with Rwandans.
After the training we hope you will be able to:
1. Understand and see the difference between your own culture and Rwandan culture
2.Effectively communicate, relate well and function within Rwandan culture
The number of international organisations and businesses in Rwanda is increasingly growing. As a result, the workforce in Rwanda is becoming substantially culturally diverse which creates indispensable need of intercultural skills to effectively work across many cultures. To respond to this need, Impact Route has introduced Cultural Intelligence Training in Rwanda to help people work and succeed in multicultural environments.
This training aims to equip professionals working or aspiring to work in multicultural environments with intercultural skills, knowledge and competencies to effectively function and succeed in diverse cultural situations. The training explores four cultural intelligence capabilities and 10 cultural values orientations which shape the way people interact with work and people. After this training participants able will be able to understand why they do things the way they do it and how this could affect their performance in multicultural work settings.
- Understand what cultural intelligence is, the four cultural intelligence wheels and why it matters
- Understand and appreciate their cultural values orientations and identify areas where they would help them or work against them
- Confidently engage in multicultural interactions and effectively function in diverse cultural situations.
We provide deep cultural experience in Rwanda that combines home stays experiences, Rwanda specific cultural and socio economic training, internship and volunteering placements as well as weekly cultural mentorship sessions. While maintaining the quality of our services, we customize our program to fit gap year programs, study abroad programs, summer trips and mission trips programs
4 Week Home Stays Experience in Kigali
Classes and Workshops
Weekly Culture Shock Debrief Sessions
Thanks for the training. It was such a great event and was really practical. It’s a heavy topic and you did a really nice job of keeping things light and keeping us all engaged. The frameworks helped me think about how my culture relates to the other people I work with and, when combined with real-life examples that came out of the group discussion, lead to some really great insights. I plan to implement a lot of these ideas to become a better manager and colleague.
"Justin's Cultural Awareness Training was so much more than I expected. It's an excellent introduction to Rwandan people's values, beliefs, perceptions, and mannerisms. Justin's insight, critical thinking, and good quality humour shed light upon the social and professional relationships in the context of Rwanda and gave me a clear understanding of the differences between my culture and the culture of Rwanda. I stepped out of the training feeling more appreciative of Rwandan people's behaviours, and empowered to build strong and long-lasting friendships with the people who so wholeheartedly have welcomed me in their country."
I highly recommend the trainings offered by Impact Route. The information is greatly beneficial, and delivered in an educated, yet easily understandable manner. Our facilitator was helpful in answering our questions and providing great feedback. I ’m sure that these trainings will benefit me in my personal life and business living abroad. I’m looking forward to more opportunities to learn with Impact Route.
Many thanks, Justin, for offering such an engaging and insightful workshop on what to do and what not to do here in Rwanda. Culture is such a minefield but you did such a great job of picking out the essential points for newly arrived foreigners to know and more importantly, you told us why Rwandans think and behave the way they do, And without stereotyping either. I look forward to future learning with you,.
"I truly enjoyed Justin training both from content and performance. I found Justin both clear, listening and also relevant on questions. The 1hour format is perfect for consistent and efficient training, and content is both useful on professional and personal experiences, and even quickly verified when living in Rwanda.
I therefore strongly recommend the Rwanda cultural awareness training for anyone who wants to dive into main Rwandan culture aspects".