Frequently asked questions

Here you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions:

Training courses

1. What is the difference between intra-company and inter-company?

  • Intra-company training is personalized training, adapted to your context and reserved for your employees.
  • Inter-company training is planned on a schedule offered online during which your employees can exchange their experiences with employees of other companies.

2. Is it possible to organize training that is not included in the inter-company calendar?

When a training is not in the inter-company calendar, you can contact us. If the subject is too specific and there are not enough participants, we can organize it intra-company. You will then have tailor-made training, adapted to your context, and you can register several employees of your company.

3. What do the 3 areas of intercultural training correspond to?

  • The "Country" trainings give participants the tools to succeed in their expatriation, conduct business, recruit, negotiate, buy or sell in these countries. They are led by experienced consultants, aware of the most recent developments, who provide them with decoding keys to understand these cultures, communicate and work more effectively with the nationals of these countries.
  • The "Management" training courses deal with the management of people and multicultural teams around the world. They are led by intercultural consultants who analyze cultural codes and their impact on hierarchy, respect for rules, time management, trust, remote work. They give participants assets to develop their leadership and optimize their international management.

  • "Communication" training courses give participants the means to optimize their intercultural communication in writing and orally, remotely, in crisis situations or during international meetings. They offer techniques for speaking in front of an international audience. They are often led in English by communication specialists working in an international environment.

4. Do you offer training in different languages?

We offer training in French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Hindi, etc.

5. Who should I contact to get a quote for a tailor-made training?

For intra-company training, you can contact our sales team specifying your needs.
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6. How is intra-company training organised?

We take care of everything from start to finish.

  • The project manager selects the consultant best suited to your context.
  • A questionnaire is then sent to your employees to find out their needs and adapt the program.
  • Our logistics department contacts them to organize the schedule if the date has not already been fixed beforehand.
  • He registers them and sends them a summons.
  • All the necessary information is sent to the participants so that they can prepare their training.
  • At the end of the training, you receive the evaluation and sign-in sheets with the invoice.

7. Where does in-company training take place?

Depending on the needs of your employees, you choose the country and location where the training will take place: in your company, at home, in a room reserved for this purpose, on our premises or remotely (virtual class).


1. What are cross-cultural trainings for?

Intercultural training allows you to become aware of the impact of culture on professional behavior, to realize how you are perceived and to have reading grids to better understand your interlocutors. They give you tools to facilitate your adaptation to your new professional environment and to be more effective in your international mission.


2. What is the impact of interculturality in business?

According to specialized studies, between 60 and 80% of expatriation failures are due to poor preparation of employees for intercultural situations: lack of understanding of different corporate cultures; difficulties in adapting professionally and personally; difficulties in "decoding" the words and actions of foreign employees...

Cultural differences are often overlooked in corporate mergers and are the cause of many failures. It is not only a matter of understanding the national cultures involved but also of studying the culture of each company.


1. In which countries do you operate?

We operate in over 100 countries. See the list.
We have one or more expert consultants for each country.

2. Do you organize training abroad?

Yes, we have correspondents abroad and our consultants travel regularly.

3. Where do you have correspondents?

We have correspondents in 30 cities around the world and offices in Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.


1. What does Akteos mean?

Akteos is a combination of words of Greek origin that indicate the place where the land meets the sea. The land evokes memory, heritage, roots, while the sea symbolizes movement, travel, otherness.

Akteos places the individual face to the discovery of the other, of the unknown, to teach him to understand, communicate and react.

2. What does the Akteos logo represent?

The Akteos logo represents humans in a perpetually changing environment.
The company, symbolized by the blue module, must allow human entities that compose it to get out of the whole picture to learn and develop new skills.

Propelled to the meeting of foreign cultures, each person, represented by the orange module, lives an experience which will make him grow and become one of the assets of his company.

3. Why the strength of real exchanges?

The company is born from people.
From their common will is born the dialogue.
From their openness to the world comes success.


1. How to apply to be a consultant?

Akteos is constantly strengthening its team of consultants.

You can consult our offers or send us a spontaneous application.

2. How do you recruit your consultants?

On recommendation, after several interviews, according to their skills and experience, by organizing pilot sessions.

3. What are the criteria to be selected by Akteos?

We look for the best intercultural consultants and require :

  • pedagogical skills to pass on your knowledge and help participants acquire the keys to international success
  • an intercultural approach
  • knowledge of the culture of the countries you specialize in and regular contacts with these countries
  • significant international work experience
  • in-depth knowledge of the company and of certain sectors of activity in particular

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