NewChinese Business Etiquette & Culture Course

From ‘Golden Era’ to ‘Wolf Warrior’ rhetoric, the UK-China relationship has deteriorated sharply over the last year. What does this mean for Global Britain and building greater prosperity, opportunity and security? This workshop looks at China’s growth and influence around the globe and what impact  it is having on our decision-making, our communities and our prospects. The workshop will unpack some of China’s culture, history, philosophy and language to create a more informed backdrop to the current political context. Participants will be better equipped to navigate a working relationship with Chinese stakeholders – both at home and in China - whilst putting in place helpful building blocks. This workshop will be of interest to anyone whose job role and responsibility has a global, outward-facing remit as well as those working with ethnic minorities, in education, healthcare,  local government and criminal justice.

Globalisation has given rise to many winners, not least, China. Its economic growth has been accompanied by political strength and purchasing power which is upsetting the status quo.This seems to have been compounded in the wake of the pandemic; as China bounces back and resumes ‘normal’ life, most democracies are still balancing individual rights against control of the virus.Wherever we look, China is in the headlines. Do the machinations of an authoritarian state mean that we should be guarded and sceptical of China’s moves and motives?

Organisations such as public bodies are walking a delicate line to know how best to work effectively in this shifting situation. How does this shift challenge our voice, perspective and narrative? Do we agree to disagree and simply continue as normal? How can engagement with China be re-framed in a way that satisfies our values and promotes growth and prosperity?

This course focuses on the issues behind the headlines, historical timelines, the Chinese perspective and the impact globally on China’s transformation, confidence and capabilities. The course will stimulate discussion on how to create helpful, working relationships with China. Gaining a greater level of China literacy will support cross-cultural work in the ethnically  diverse Chinese communities at home locally as well as create the foundations for better engagement with mainland China at an international level.

Key Features

Learning Outcomes 

Who Can Attend?


Key Features

A one-day training programme to understand the implications of China’s phenomenal economic growth and consider new ways of working cross-culturally. It will address:

  • Chinese tradition, philosophy and values & why this is relevant
  • Ancient civilisation vs. new country reality
  • The meaning of freedom
  • Managing friction in a cross-cultural setting

The workshop will be highly interactive and divided into 4 parts:

  • Looking back: poverty to power in four decades
  • 2020: the headlines, actions, reactions and what next?
  • Working effectively cross-culturally
  • Re-framing the China conversation

Learning Outcomes

  • Greater China literacy
  • Increased confidence through deeper understanding
  • Development of a more balanced view through accurate information sharing
  • Promote tolerance and greater cross-cultural understanding
  • Create helpful cross-cultural and organisational conversation pathways

Participants will leave with a greater understanding of Chinese culture, thought, tradition and practices and will be better equipped to interact with Chinese peers, counterparts and stakeholders.

 


Who Can Attend?

This online training is suitable for anyone working cross-culturally particularly in public sector 
bodies.From education to government, healthcare and charitable work, China’s supply chains, investment, infrastructure or people are increasingly in the mix. Greater freedom of movement means that the Chinese diaspora has reached every corner of the globe.

This course will challenge assumptions and develop insights to enable more effective working
relationships.


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Summary

Virtual
Training
Course
Duration

10:00 - 16:00

Price

£495 + VAT

Location

MS Teams/Zoom

Dates

2 September 2021 Book8

Lead Trainer

Dr Tong Yan Tong

Dr Tong Yan Tong

Dr Tong Yan Tong has specialised in teaching mandarin Chinese and Cross Cultural Communications to diplomats and professionals since 1990, providing these services to the UK Foreign Office for 20+ years.

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Dr Tong Yan Tong

Dr Tong Yan Tong

Dr Tong Yan Tong has specialised in teaching mandarin Chinese and Cross-Cultural Communications to diplomats and professionals since 1990, providing these services to the UK Foreign Office for 20+ years. Tong is passionate about bringing language learning alive. His teaching style makes him a firm favourite amongst senior executives and at the highest levels of government where language ability is critical. With long-standing experience in teaching English learners of Chinese, he is well respected in European academic and language provider circles. His publications include a range of research areas and his textbook series, “Confidence Chinese,” have been used by thousands of learners. Both are experienced trainers and having a native and non-native Chinese speaker combination makes for a very strong delivery team.

Lead Trainer

H-J Colston-Inge

H-J Colston-Inge

A mandarin speaker, H-J is Joint CEO of Chopsticks Club, the UK’s most innovative China-UK network, founded in 1993 and also Director of Engage with China, an educational charity building China literacy in schools. She also founded the Mandarin Youth Voices choir to bring fresh repertoire from China and build mandarin language competency in schools.

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H-J Colston-Inge

H-J Colston-Inge

A mandarin speaker, H-J is Joint CEO of Chopsticks Club, the UK’s most innovative China-UK network, founded in 1993 and also Director of Engage with China, an educational charity building China literacy in schools. She also founded the Mandarin Youth Voices choir to bring fresh repertoire from China and build mandarin language competency in schools.

Called a ‘friend of China’ by President Xi Jinping when he met her during his state visit to the UK in 2015, H-J’s China-UK experience includes cross-cultural training for senior executives, designing and delivering undergraduate academic courses on Doing Business in China, networking events, consultancy services and summer camps for Chinese young people. H-J is a regular speaker on China and a Senior International Consultant for Nantong City. In 2010 she represented the UK on an international delegation to Beijing on the invitation of the Chinese government.

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