Cultural training programs prepare individuals and companies with intercultural competence skills needed to succeed in the global market.
The U.S. government as part of its citizen diplomacy agenda brings in professionals from around the world for short-term professional development programs. The goal is for these individuals to return home with enhanced skills and positive impressions of the United States.
Rather than run the programs themselves, the government puts out a call for proposals. Organizations such as IREX, fhi360 and World Learning put together proposals to be granted the right to run the programs. In addition, many U.S. universities offer short-term training programs for international executives.
Essential Job Responsibilities in the Citizen Diplomacy Field