Certification in Intercultural Management Helsinki

  • Date: Starts on September 20th  2021
  • Available seats: 10/12 
  • Location: Zoom
  • Price: 6000€

Our intensive blended learning programme is designed for consultants and managers interested in using our know-how in the field of culture and management.

The Intercultural Management programme consists of seven parts:

  • Self-paced sessions including readings, Culture Compass, and E-Learning
  • Virtual live sessions led by Senior Hofstede Insights Consultants spreading across multiple continents
  • Group assignments and peer learning sessions
  • Network opportunities with our 100+ consultants
  • Six coaching sessions targeted to your needs in the areas of personal branding, sales, and training development*
  • Face-to-face session
  • Observation and feedback

⇒ Please note that you can only participate if and when you also want to become a member of the Hofstede Insights Network, for which you need to fill the following requirements and apply by sending a CV and motivation via the form below or to our email: [email protected]

We offer a modified attendance to this programme aimed at enabling corporate HR trainers to use our materials for internal capability development. Please contact us for further information.

More information and to start your application


To facilitate effective knowledge transfer, as a prospective Hofstede Insights Associate Partner, you need to challenge your own knowledge. This Certification will support you in the process of understanding the 6-D Model of National Culture as well as provide you with tools to leverage knowledge and practical resources.

This dedicated online programme includes:

Self-paced learning

Virtual instructor-led Sessions

  • Experiential learning facilitated by a Master Trainer
  • Interactive tasks developed for problem-solving
  • Synergy building activities including breakout sessions

Face-to-Face Session

  • Get to know your Hofstede Insights peers
  • Finish the last part of the training in Helsinki (if the situation allows)

Post-course assignments
The goal of the post-course assignments is to ensure your continuous development as a Hofstede Insights consultant.

  • During six coaching sessions, you will work together with your assigned coach on improvement points suggested by our learning specialists. You will observe a member of the network during a training programme. (please note that coaching is not included for those joining as corporate participants)*
  • You will be observed by a member of the network during a complete first project, including the acquisition of an assignment, the preparation and the delivery.
  • Your Coach will then evaluate your first delivery. The minimal grade to obtain the final certification is 4 (scale 1-5).

What you receive:

  • A 7-part intensive programme
  • Opportunity to participate in courses conducted by our trainers for their clients
  • Virtual Course binder with reading materials, case studies and exercises
  • Access to our intranet, which contains a wealth of information*
  • First-year membership fee of Hofstede Insights, including access to the yearly conference on intercultural management*
  • In addition to the course fee, you will need to agree to our license terms
  • (please note that this does not apply to those joining as corporate participants)

Only a very select group of people can participate in this course, which only takes place twice a year. The demand for this course is very high and places are limited. If you would like to move forward with your certification, send us your CV and a letter of motivation at [email protected]

For more information on our cancellation policy please follow the link

The programme:


Module 1 Kick-off & Introduction Webinar: September 20th 15.00 to 17.00 EEST
Module 2 Dimensions Webinar: September 22th 15.00 to 18.00 EEST
Module 3 Applications and Practical tools Webinar: September 29th 15.00 to 18.00 EEST
Module 4 Combination of Dimensions Webinar: October 6th 15.00 to 18.00 EEST
Module 5 Culture Clusters Webinar: October 13th 15.00 to 18.00 EEST
Module 6 Developing a Training Session Webinar: October 20th 15.00 to 18.00 EEST
Module 7 Developing a Case Study Webinar: October 27th 15.00 to 18.00 EEST
Module 8 Available tools and marketing guidelines * Webinar: November 1st 15.00 to 17.00 EET
Module 9 Sales Pitch Webinar: November 3rd 15.00 to 18.00 EET
Coaching Sessions Six coaching sessions starting from Module 9 To be agreed upon between Participant and Coach
Module 10 How to Make a Proposal Webinar: February 23rd 15.00 to 18.00 EET


Participants are required to read the following book before the course: Hofstede, G., Hofstede G. J., & Minkov, M. (2010). Cultures and organizations: Software of the mind. Revised and Expanded 3rd Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill.  


*(not for corporate participants)

Additional information

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Event Details

Start date: September 20, 2021

Start time: 09:00 a.m.

End time: 05:00 p.m.

Venue: Helsinki, Finland

Email: [email protected]