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Acculturation and Dealing with the Dutch


Gaining awareness of the process of acculturation and the cultural impact of working abroad, developing your intercultural competences and enhancing your insight in the most important do’s and don’ts are the result of this course. It speaks for itself that this program is always tailor-made.

Is this course for you?

This course is for managers and professionals (and their partners and families) that will start working abroad or in the Netherlands (Dealing with the Dutch).

How the course operates

A tailored one-day course, with supplementary coaching if wished. Prior to the course a personal intake conversation takes place (by phone or Skype) and you fill in the Intercultural Readiness Check©.

What the course covers

  • Your own cultural luggage, your attachments and possible challenges of your work abroad
  • The importance of intercultural competences in the new working and living environment
  • The process of acculturation and the competence Managing Uncertainty in relation to culture stress and culture shock
  • Intercultural dilemmas on the new job
  • Role-plays working out the most important challenges of your work abroad


What Luz azul’s clients say

“We were able to take it to practical examples, not only theory; we discussed real-life situations we have faced, and Yvonne was able to provide good recommendations on how to deal with it. We have got valuable diagnostics regarding how far we need to get adapted to our new life in the Netherlands” (financial manager at a multinational firm)

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The next SIETAR Europa Congress will be held in Leuven, Belgium from the 27th of May to the 2nd of June 2019.

I’ll be presenting in 3 sessions:



  • The Roundtable ‘Bringing lessons and questions form the 2018 Sietar East-West Event to a higher level with Manon Courten, Olga Kovbasyuk and Maria todosiychuk
  • A TED style talk on ‘Ethics, Culture & You’ about the process of Sietar NL to get a Code of Ethics, with Eva van Ooijen en Teuni Looij
  • A Workshop with Ursula Brinkmann on ‘Working with the IRC Learning Journal’

Hope to see you in Leuven!

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