International Career: Successfully Transition into an International Role

Transitioning from a local role into an international position can be exciting but also challenging. By equipping yourself with the necessary knowledge, cultural insights and corporate understanding, you will avoid common pitfalls, better navigate the organization and accelerate your international career.

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  • Abschluss

    HWZ Academy-Certificate «International Management: Successfully transition into an international role»

  • Anerkennung

    You can achieve 1 ECTS credit point (with a transferwork à CHF 300)

  • Dauer

    1 day (9.00 a.m. to 04.45 p.m.)

  • Daten

    Tue, 12 March 2019

  • Anzahl Teilnehmende

    max. 16 participants

  • Studienort

    Zurich; Sihlhof

  • Sprache


  • Kosten

    CHF 990 incl. seminar documents, coffee breaks and lunch
    CHF 300 for the transfer work (optional)

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Schmuckbild Seminar International Management


Success at the international level requires an understanding of organizational design, cross-border collaboration, working through new hierarchy levels, cultural understanding and potentially new communication styles.

Your benefits

This seminar gives you a strong understanding of what goes on in an international environment and how to ensure your «localness» does not become a liability. Through open discussions and group work, you will get a toolkit to shorten your transition period at the international level, allowing your skills and competencies to shine.


In the price of CHF 990 are included: documents, coffee breaks, lunch. The optional transfer work «Transfernachweis zur Erreichung der ECTS-Punkte» is added by CHF 300 (optional).


You aspire to work at the international level, either in Switzerland or abroad. You have recently joined an international company and have experienced some initial challenges and are looking for guidance and solutions. This seminar is suitable for all levels across all industries.
(max. 12 participants).

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Key content

In this one day seminar, we will focus on two key areas:

  • Understanding the key challenges you can expect to face when starting in an international role
  • Preparing you to successfully overcome the major obstacles that could potentially impact your career

We will cover the following:

Organizational Design

  • Centralized vs. decentralized
  • Matrix structures
  • Corporate functions, shared services and lines of business

Cross-border Collaboration

  • Working regionally and globally
  • Working virtually
  • International travel

Company Culture

  • Communication styles
  • Operational vs strategic mindset
  • Meeting culture and teamwork
  • Corporate politics

Seminar Leader

Kelly Brändli is Founder and Managing Director of MTS Talent Services, an HR services company. She brings a wealth of experience in the search, selection, and integration of employees into international teams.



This seminar is also available firm intern in various languages (G/E/F), incl. Inhouse-Certification. We are glad to advise you and are looking forward to getting in contact with you.


The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Flora Whittemore



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