Helping companies do business abroad
BUSINESSPEOPLE are being given the chance to capture the opportunities of a global market.
In an attempt to give companies an extra shot of confidence, the first International Management School will be held in November.
It is set to give the region's business community a chance to increase their connections and benefit from international business.
The programme is being hosted by The World Trade Centre Hull & Humber, in partnership with Really Corporate – a learning organisation specialising in delivering international business skills.
Hannah Brigham, of East Yorkshire translation service Language Is Everything, is working with the World Trade Centre to host the course.
She said: "When people are out in another country doing business for the first time, it can be very nerve-racking and daunting.
"It is completely new and sometimes like going into another world, but the aim of this course is to give people that extra boost of confidence to go out and successfully do business abroad."
The International Management School, also designed to increase management and leadership skills that will be effective in a global marketplace, is according to Ms Brigham, suitable for managers or aspiring managers from small and medium enterprises, large companies or those with their own businesses – anybody who wants to get involved.
She said: "The programme is unique and different and is designed to provide a taster to some of the skills business people will need abroad.
"We will also be able to give them skills and knowledge to develop their firm they are working for and the skills learnt can be used in the workplace."
During the course, businesses will have the opportunity to look at a number of different key areas, including how to export, export plans, learning how to work with people from different cultures and place and sharpening strategic leadership and management skills.
Ms Brigham said: "The topics will cover a range of different areas including GDP, economic development and ways into business.
"The course will teach people how to plan to go about doing business in other countries and seeing how business is done in a different country."
International Management School is designed to give one-to-one coaching, or tutoring in small groups over five days, which are split over two weeks.
The programme is approved by the Institute Of Leadership And Management and when completed, candidates will receive an award in International Leadership And Management: Operating In A Global Business World.
There will also be a networking event organised at the end of the course where people can learn about the new market opportunities, find out about accessing new markets and the latest business opportunities throughout the world. There will be advisors from the World Trade Centre and UK Trade And Investment on hand to talk to.
The International Management School will run from November 7 to 9 and November 14 and 15. E-mail hannah @languageiseverything.com for more details.