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ABC Four Corners’ exposé on international education in Australia

ABC’s “Cash Cows” documentary which aired last night casts an unflattering light on international education in Australia. Click here to see watch 42-minute episode, Cash Cows. It highlights a concern that underpins a key reason we’ve spent two years developing Project Global Citizen. That problem

By |2019-05-07T16:54:32+10:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: International Education|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ABC Four Corners’ exposé on international education in Australia

[Webinar] Common Mistakes in Cross-Cultural Negotiations

In this webinar, we share how to develop your international negotiation skills when dealing with people from other cultures. Let’s imagine you’ve received interest from a potential buyer or seller in Asia or Australia. After initial discussions, you start to notice they appear less interested in pursuing the deal,

By |2019-02-03T23:17:21+10:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Asia Capability, Cultural Intelligence, Global Business, Global Leadership, International Trade|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on [Webinar] Common Mistakes in Cross-Cultural Negotiations

2019 New Year Wishes

2019 New Year’s Message from Alphacrane Intercultural Specialists Five people who inspire me in 2019. A year ago, I made a New Year’s resolution to surround myself with people who would inspire me. Without a doubt that wish came true, for which I am most grateful. Now

By |2019-01-02T11:53:03+10:00January 1st, 2019|Categories: Cultural Intelligence|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 2019 New Year Wishes

Project Global Citizen Survey Now Open

The 2018 Project Global Citizen Survey is now open, and we’re inviting international students and international education industry professionals in Australia and around the world to take part. Here’s the survey link. This global survey will measure the cultural challenges that international students encounter during their studies

By |2018-10-09T00:03:04+10:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: International Education|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Project Global Citizen Survey Now Open

Australian Cultural Resource Guide for Community Organisations [download]

So, this is what happens when you invite a room full of community service providers to identify their most challenging cross-cultural scenarios and then co-design practical tips for handling these situations with cultural finesse. In a workshop I recently facilitated on behalf of Moreton Bay Regional Council,

By |2018-10-09T00:05:07+10:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Community Organisations|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Australian Cultural Resource Guide for Community Organisations [download]

Tourism Industry Myths about Being China-Ready

Part 1: Language Barriers Here’s the conundrum of many a regional Australian destination manager and tourism operator: "We’re eager to tap into the growing China visitor market, but we can’t yet tick off all the boxes we’re being told are important by

By |2018-10-09T00:08:45+10:00March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Global Business|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Tourism Industry Myths about Being China-Ready

4 Common Mistakes Aussies Make When Negotiating with Asian Businesses

There’s a misconception that negotiating with Asian businesses is all about understanding local customs – such as formal greetings and how to present your business card. While these skills are undoubtedly essential, what’s often overlooked is how Asian cultural values influence much more than business pleasantries. "The way we

By |2018-10-09T00:12:00+10:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Global Business|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 4 Common Mistakes Aussies Make When Negotiating with Asian Businesses

Seeking Your Insights into International Study Tours [Survey]

Attn: Education Professionals, Education Agents, Parents, Students and Travel Professionals. I'm interested to know the potential for various Australian cities and towns to be included as international study tour destinations for school groups and special-interest groups. In particular, I'm looking for your insights into what factors influence the decision-making

By |2018-10-09T00:13:47+10:00June 29th, 2017|Categories: International Education|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Seeking Your Insights into International Study Tours [Survey]