Saudi Arabia Cultural Awareness

Our 'Saudi Arabia Cultural Awareness' training course, can be delivered in a classroom setting or via webinar. It is possible for webinar recordings to be uploaded to an eLearning platform, along with supplementary resources, quizzes and case studies for future access.

Aims of the course

When doing business in Saudi Arabia, it's essential that you understand Saudi business culture as it differs greatly to British business culture. There's a certain way of 'doing things' in Saudi Arabia and to get the most out of your transactions, it's important that you understand the expectations that your counterparts might have of you, local business rules, business etiquette and behaviours most likely to cause offence. By gaining this understanding, you are more likely to successfully build positive and productive business relationships.

This is an online course, hosted by our sister company, 'Commisceo Global Consulting'. The course has been developed by Saudi Arabia business experts and imparts practical insights and strategies which will help you to manage your transactions confidently. 

The course can be accessed via the Commisceo Global Consulting website, or, be uploaded to in house learning management systems.

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Who will benefit from attending?

  • Anyone working on fixed projects with Saudi counterparts
  • Teams negotiating project in Saudi Arabia 
  • Service providers wishing to expand into Saudi Arabia 
  • Anyone exporting or importing goods from or into Saudi Arabia 
  • Individuals attending meetings in Saudi Arabia 
  • Businesses hosting Saudi Arabian counterparts in the South West
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    Main Group

Participants will learn to:

  • Make a great impression and avoid cultural faux pas
  • Communicate clearly and handle conflict with care
  • Manage Saudi expectations and reduce wasted time or delays
  • Anticipate challenges and solve problems respectfully
  • Improve negotiation skills and persuade convincingly

Key topics covered:

  • Framing the course content and its benefits to foreigners working with Saudis.
  • Uncovering the key influences of Islam in Saudi society, its core beliefs and how it shapes identity.
  • Learning about the role of the Royal Family in Saudi Arabia and its importance within the local culture.
  • Understanding core Saudi values and their impact on local culture and the way of life.
  • Exploring the Saudi approach to communication, how they share information, show politeness, give opinions and manage disagreements.
  • Covering critical aspects of Saudi business culture, such as relationship building, consensus building, negotiations and meetings.
  • Appreciating common taboos and etiquette to ensure foreigners present themselves positively.
  • Affirming that when working with anyone from Saudi Arabia, it is important not to draw upon stereotypes.

What's included?

The majority of our courses are customised and delivered in house. Our standard fee for customised course delivery over the duration of a day is £950.00, which includes diagnostics, course customisation to ensure the course meets the specific needs of your organisation, materials and delivery to groups of up to 15 people. This equates to a training investment of £65.00 per head. Certificates are issued upon completion of the training for all participants.

Our South West training teams cover Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Wiltshire. Whether you're in Exeter, Bath, Bristol, Taunton or Salisbury, we have experts trainers at the ready to deliver high impact training to your staff. 

Contact us to discuss further. 

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