workshops & seminars


Reduce waste rooted in language, culture, and distance. Get your team aligned! 

Workshops are designed for project and program managers, operations personnel, purchasing and supply chain professionals, and human resource professionals.


The open and honest communication and the relational level we achieved with our partners was extraordinary. It would not have been possible without your guidance and inspiration.
— Oskar

 
 

International Team Alignment

Why?

Most other trainings were something between “nice to have” and “a waste of time.” This one was different. It was compact, to the point, and provided a lot of valuable information that will help my communication in my daily work.
— Christoph

International project teams are challenged with coordinating people from different cultures throughout multiple time zones. This complex context poses a risk to projects aiming for on time, and on budget results.

Who?

Project teams working with multicultural colleagues, suppliers and customers. Project leaders, quality, logistics, purchasing, engineering, operations and launch teams.

What?

Team members meet face to face to establish trust so they can have respectful conversations, and find sustainable solutions together. Team members will learn how to establish and keep commitments.

How?

The first step is a short assessment with team players to determine the specific performance issues to be addressed. Then workshops are designed to meet the specific needs. Facilitation is geared toward effective problem solving of critical issues.

Typical duration: 2 days

Depending on the assessment results, a lessons learned module is recommended.


Lessons Learned

Why?

Many of our company’s communication problems were solved much more efficiently due to the workshops.
— Markus

If the same issues are repeating themselves over and over, you have not achieved sustainable solutions, only temporary ones. Interdependent areas are not solving problems holistically, only finding fragmented fixes for each separate area.

Who?

Quality, logistics, operations, engineering, project management, purchasing, finance.

What?

Lessons learned are the basis for understanding what we did right and what we did wrong, so we can avoid repeating the same mistakes. The process is simple, but takes the teams into a deep understanding how we are interdependent and the impact of our actions on the final results.

How?

The first step is a short assessment with team players to determine the specific performance issues to be addressed. Facilitation is geared toward understanding the systemic problem sources and achieving sustainable solutions.

Typical duration: 1.5 days

Recommended to be combined with other workshops.


Bridging Cultures to Drive Performance

Why?

Thanks to Sam’s Cultural Workshop, our team has grown in in the areas of cooperation, spirit, and the dismantling of old reservations.
— Wolfgang

People from different cultures behave in ways that impact how things get done.

Who?

HR, quality, logistics, operations, engineering, project management, purchasing, finance.

What?

"Culture" is an abstract, fuzzy factor that is tough to explain, but has real impact to our performance. Through a simple framework, examples, and cases- the participant grasps how their worldview and behaviors are seen by others, as a prerequisite to understanding why others behave the way they do.

How?

The first step is a short assessment with team players to determine the cultural beliefs. Facilitation is geared toward understanding culture and how it impacts the day to day business.

Typical duration: 1 day

Recommended to be combined with other workshops.


Other workshops and seminars include:

Cook Dinner and Align Your Team, A3 Accountability- a Cross-Functional Way, Adopting Lean/Quality Processes to Improve Communication.