Working with France

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Target audience

Professionals who work with France


No prerequisite

Benefits of Attendance

Significantly increase participants’ effectiveness in their professional relations with people from France

At the end of the training session, participants will have the tools to:

  • Adopt an intercultural approach
  • Understand the context and culture of France
  • Decipher cultural codes and analyse sources of misunderstandings
  • Adapt their communication and work methods
  • Decode decision-making and negotiation processes

The key points

  • Conducted by an expert consultant specialized on France
  • Decoding the Nomad’ Profiler
  • Alternating theory and practical exercises
  • Access to Digital Learning for one year
  • Sharing  best practices
  • Personalized action plan


Step 1 : E-learning

Adopting an intercultural approach

  • Specify your context and expectations
  • Become aware of cultural filters
  • Discover your cultural profile

Step 2 : Group training session

Understanding French Cultural Codes

Discovering the cultural basics of France

  • A strong historical, philosophical, religious and cultural heritage
  • Social and political context, economic environment
  • A dual educational system, the importance of degrees
  • A diverse territory, a cosmopolitan population

Understanding French values

  • Fundamental values: freedom, equality, individualism
  • Cartesian reasoning, critical thinking, penchant for debate
  • The relationship to hierarchy
  • The "Système D"

Optimize your professional action with French people

Communicating with the French 

  • Importance of mastering the French language and presentation of self
  • A culture of the written word, but also of the unspoken
  • The weight of words and messages, differences in interpretation
  • Manage sensitivities

Adapting work methods

  • French management style and corporate culture
  • Understand the organization of a French company: procedures, decision making, work methods and the concept of quality 
  • Overcome individualism
  • Value performance

Successful meetings and negotiations with French people

  • Understand French-style meetings
  • Time and deadline management
  • French negotiation: the art of diplomacy
  • The contract: a firm and final agreement

Adopting best practices

  • Recognize key principles
  • Avoid pitfalls, mistakes and misunderstandings
  • Create a tailor-made action plan

Step 3 : E-learning to go further

Explore Country Packs

Develop knowledge about the country (cultural codes, business life, golden rules, panorama)

Available Inter-company courses Duration: 7 hours

1 day

* (Technical fees and lunch included)

Intra-company courses Duration: to define
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