Abbey Communication has built a reputation for high-quality English language training for professionals over the last 25 years. During that time we've undertaken our own research with clients, and discovered that their success in international settings depends on more than the English language skill alone.
Increasingly successful international careers depend on the ability to successfully navigate both organisational and national cultural differences, as well as communicating clearly in English to other non-native speakers.
So we have now developed a practical and engaging approach to continuous professional development in international settings, helping international executives add more value to their communication skills.
Our Postgraduate Certificate in International Communication combines a face-to-face workshop with other international colleagues with a period of action learning (independent guided study, and implementation period). The two phases of learning can be accredited at postgraduate level with our partners the IMCA (International Management Centres Association). The IMCA is a truly international organisation, which offers qualifications to Masters and Doctorate level through its partners around the world.
The course consists of a two-day workshop, plus an optional action learning period. The workshop takes place in the beautiful Cotswold town of Malmesbury in the UK, covering topics such as:
• Intercultural communication skills
• Virtual communication
• Multi-cultural teams
• Personality type and cultural profiling
• Corporate cultures
• The Inside-Out Model of International Communication
• Critical Incident Analysis
• Functioning across cultures
• Plain English for international executives
Following the two-day workshop, you may wish to gain accreditation for your studies by completing either 1 or 3 assignments by action learning. One assignment can be accredited by Middlesex University and earn you 20 postgraduate credits, and takes approximately 90 days to complete. A full postgraduate certificate (60 postgraduate credits) would comprise 3 action learning projects, carried out in your workplace and supervised virtually by IMCA and Abbey Communication faculty. This period of action learning takes approximately one year to complete.
Those completing the full certificate will benefit from a formal graduation in Oxford, UK, the following September.