This three-day workshop will help you teach participants how to:
- Describe the complexities of doing business in a global context
- Discuss trends in global business
- Apply strategies and tools needed to help shift a regional business into a global enterprise
- Closely evaluate their current business operation and determine its readiness for moving into a global marketplace
- Create an international business plan and prepare it for implementation
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Understanding the Global Business Environment
The global business market is a challenge that any business considering the shift from local to international shouldn’t take lightly. This session provides a definition of globalization, factors in becoming a global business, and top trends.
The Global Trade Market
The steady growth of technology has made the world a smaller place and facilitated the expansion of businesses across the globe. In this climate, it is a good idea to explore the feasibility and possible benefits to going global. In this session, your students will get a chance to consider available options, governing associations, and trade agreements.
Products and Services
Taking a look at how goods and services are traded across borders is a major factor to consider when considering the jump into the global marketplace, and whether you should trade in products or services. This session allows students to review how goods and services are traded and how intangible products are dealt with.
E-Commerce on the Global Stage
E-commerce covers a range of business-related events. This session covers the essential elements of e-commerce, including protecting information and different operational models.
Working in the Global Context
Cultural issues and any potential gaps are major factors to be considered by global business operators. This session gives a definition of the term “cultural gap” and also allows students to consider which countries offer the best opportunity for success.
The Economics of Global Business
This session takes a look at specific, complex issues like international trade and supply coordination. Students here are given the basics of trade finance, and related topics.
The Logistics of Global Business
Supply chain management is always evolving. With that in mind, this session gives students lessons in the fundamentals of supply chain management, including documentation, security, safety, and regulation.
Rules and Regulations
Rules and regulations must be closely adhered to in the global business realm. This session takes a look at the essentials of international regulations, extraterritoriality, and related issues.
Beyond the Rules – Ethical Concerns
There are many different ways of doing business to consider when expanding into the international business scene. This session shows students ways to settle ethical questions, how to do business in a socially responsible way, and what sustainability is.
Choosing Your Growth Strategy
It’s important to look at international business growth from several perspectives. In this session, students are presented with the AAA Approach, which includes adaptation, aggregation, and arbitrage.
Building Your Growth Plan
The best results in business come from a well-constructed, solid plan. This session gives students the essential elements that are the keys to branching out across the globe.
Implementing Your Growth Plan
Following a decision to go global, the next step is to get your products or services to market. This session examines strategies to get your goods and services accepted in other countries.
At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.