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Afghanistan Cultural Awareness Training

 

Afghanistan

Cultural

Awareness

Training

 

Afghanistan

Cultural

Awareness

Training

 

Afghanistan

Cultural

Awareness

Training


War in Afghanistan and the ongoing efforts of the international community, by means of military action as well as diplomacy, community development, and general efforts to win the hearts and minds of the Afghans, has brought many outsiders into the country. The Taliban continue to fight for their survival and some Afghans align with them at various times.

Translation services offer limited understanding of the culture.

The culture, way of life, world-view, and customs of Afghan society is very different from the Western mind-set. It's hard for outsiders to understand the Afghans.

Negotiation Training

Even when translation services are used to bridge the language gap, it's often difficult for the outsider to know if they are really making an impact on the hearts and minds of the Afghan people.

Special operations language training and culture training is specialized for elite forces. However, business executives and leaders traveling to Afghanistan would benefit greatly by some of this training.

Dealing with Cultural Differences

Effective cross-cultural training and communication are essential first steps in the long process of building lasting change. The importance of tactical culture training is widely recognized.

Leadership

The Afghanistan Cultural Awareness Training is taught by John Marion.

John is an American who spent a few years living as a local inside the country with his family in the mid 1990s, immediately after the fall of the communist regime.

During that period of time, the Afghan mujahideen fought vicious wars among themselves.

The years of fighting created a power vacuum in which the Taliban rose to power.

John and his family lived through it all, learning to speak the Dari language local dialect, relating to the local people, gaining awareness and understanding of their culture, seeing the destruction caused by of years of war, experiencing the violence and the psychological impact on the people.

John is uniquely equipped to deliver specialized Afghanistan Cultural Awareness Training to those preparing to visit Afghanistan as well as those who have some experience there already.

He presents the training from his first hand experiences and offers insights that one can only acquire as a result of being embedded in Afghan society and speaking the the local language.

In addition to his experience living in Afghanistan, John has interacted extensively with Afghans in the United States, has made several trips to Afghanistan since 2001. He has served as a cross-cultural adviser and linguist for various groups and has experience with executive leadership training.

For more information, contact John.