Cross-cultural Organizational and Financial Training
A practical guide
Trainers entering new cultures can find it difficult to build rapport, and to deliver sessions that are culturally appropriate. Participants may be not be using their first language to learn. All these questions can be challenging. However, training cross-culturally offers great opportunities to find creative ways of learning.
Cross-Cultural Organizational and Financial Training offers a clear and accessible way of designing, planning, delivering, and evaluating, when training across cultures. It suggests participatory approaches to training and learning which can be most effective cross-culturally.
With new insights from anthropology, this book offers practical tools to understand different cultural approaches to learning. It uses 10 countries as examples, to help trainers prepare for similar scenarios whether face to face or virtually. There is a toolkit of activities, and helpful responses and tips for trainers.
This is an essential guide for those working in the international development sector, and trainers from government, commercial, faith-based, and non-profit sectors.
John Cammack is a highly experienced practitioner, consultant and trainer in the international non-profit sector. He has worked, and delivered both face-to-face and online training, in over 60 countries, and has conducted innovative research with a wide range of trainers and practitioners working in many cultures.
Other books by John Cammack include: Communicating Financial Management with Non-finance People: A Manual for International Development Workers, Basic Accounting for Community Organizations and Small Groups: A Practical Guide, and Building Financial Management Capacity for NGOs and Community Organizations : A Practical Guide, all published by Practical Action Publishing.
2. Understanding other cultures
3. Making your training work
4. Practical techniques for training cross-culturally
5. Planning and delivering cross-cultural online training
6. Cross-cultural financial training
7. Training examples in specific countries (Bangladesh; Cambodia; Ethiopia;
Ghana; India; Jordan; Kenya; Pakistan; UK; Zambia)
7. Examples of cross-cultural training
9. Training cross-culturally - frequently asked questions
10. Toolkits (Introductory activities; Energizing activities; Concluding activities)
11. Published and online resources
‘In any society, culture and money have complicated relationships, norms and standards. The practical and elegant way in which John Cammack connects these when building human and organisational capacity is a testament to both his wide experience and contextual sensitivity. Readers will gain more than they might expect from spending time absorbing and applying what these pages have to offer.’
Professor Alan Fowler, the Wits Business School, and co-founder of INTRAC
'John Cammack’s timely guide on cross cultural training provides a thorough walk-through of how to organize and deliver a participation-driven workshop or training module anywhere in the world. Professor Cammack’s impressive teaching experience across three continents renders his work invaluable to those seeking to benefit from grassroots knowledge and how international financial frameworks may be best interpreted to serve local communities.'
Dr Susan H. Perry, The American University of Paris
John Cammack is a freelance adviser and consultant, trainer, writer and coach with international non-government organizations. He has previously worked as head of international finance at Oxfam UK and as a senior lecturer in accounting and financial management at Oxford Brookes University.