Seminar in English

Germany Business Training

Get fit to work successfully in German culture

Living and working in Germany can be difficult and disorientating. Particularly, business communication often requires us to deal with uniquely German specific behaviour. Effective training in German communication and working styles is vital to live and work successfully in Germany. Why are Germans generally so direct, and how does this affect business? When may I use their first names? How should I react to criticism? What do I need to take into account while negotiating and project-planning with Germans? In this training, also you receive hands-on information to successfully live and work in Germany.


Basic information about Germany

  • Short overview of German history and culture.
  • Brief introduction to the German political and economic system.

Understanding the Germans

  • Understanding German mentality and behaviour.
  • Adapting to the German style of communication.
  • Dealing with values: punctuality, exactness etc.
  • Establishing a good rapport in informal meetings.
  • Getting invited, German etiquette and social behaviour.

Daily Business in Germany

  • Communicating with German business partners and colleagues: the written form.
  • Conducting business meetings in Germany – processes and practicalities.
  • Surviving German planning processes and decision making.
  • Negotiating effectively in Germany.
  • Business habits in Germany: e.g. dress (codes), politeness etc.
  • Dealing with German hierarchies.
  • Forming and maintaining business relationships.

Getting down to the nitty-gritty

  • Interacting with respect, openness and understanding.
  • Selected German phrases.
  • Avoiding stereotyping – being aware of dos and don'ts.
  • Dealing with misunderstandings and conflicts confidently.

Reflecting on one's own experiences and current situations – practical business tips and exercises

Online Learning Platform

Once you have registered, you will be able to access your online learning platform, including extra materials for consolidating what you have learned.


  • You will learn how to deal with German business communication and how to reach your goals in meetings and negotiations with Germans.
  • This course will help you understand German culture to that synergy can be created.
  • You will enhance your abilities to communicate effectively in a German environment.
  • This course will provide the background you need to understand the German way of thinking.
  • You will gain an understanding of German dos and don'ts.


Workshop with effective tools and techniques. You will be able to develop your effectiveness when speaking with Germans through exercises and role plays in the seminar. Constructive feedback will support you in improving your negotiation style.
This is not a course for learning German.

Who should attend

Anyone who wishes to work, communicate and live effectively with Germans.

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Further recommendations for „Germany Business Training“

  • Customised for your needs
  • On-site for multiple employees
  • Save time and travelling expenses

Price on request.


Questions about a booking?

+49 761 595339-11

Booking Number
2 days
Dates & locations
Seminar in English
1.-2. day: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Participation fee
€ 1.440,- excl. VAT
€ 1.713,60 incl. 19% VAT
Die angegebene Teilnahmegebühr beinhaltet
  • ein gemeinsames Mittagessen pro vollem Seminartag,
  • Pausenverpflegung und
  • umfangreiche Arbeitsunterlagen.
Die Übernachtungskosten im Hotel werden vom Teilnehmer direkt mit dem Hotel abgerechnet. Für die Hotelbuchung finden Sie in Ihrer Lernumgebung ein Reservierungsformular.
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  • High practical relevance
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  • 280.000 participants per year
  • Generator of success since 1978
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