• British Council
  • The University of Sheffield

How to Succeed in the Global Workplace

Get off to a great start in your new job by learning the essential skills to succeed in a global workplace.

45,624 enrolled on this course

How to Succeed in the Global Workplace
  • Duration4 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours

This course will help you succeed when you enter the workplace.

Beginning your career or starting a new job brings to mind lots of questions, so we’ve designed a course to guide you through those initial weeks and months so you can make a positive start to your career.

You’ll see videos from employers, giving you insights from around the world into what they look for from their employees. You’ll learn how to communicate across cultures and discover the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues, managers and clients.

The course includes articles, discussions and quizzes with tips to help you feel confident.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Negotiating yourself through the first days in a new job
  • How to make a good first impression
  • Active listening and clarifying information
  • Culture through global, cultural and personal influences
  • The elements that make up an organisation’s culture
  • Having effective intercultural conversations
  • Teamwork as a means of effective working practices
  • Building rapport with colleagues
  • Showing initiative in the workplace
  • Building an effective network
  • Developing time management skills
  • Developing confidence and resilience
  • Developing resilience through flexibility and adaptability

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop an understanding of the communication skills need to effectively present yourself in a professional context
  • Develop an awareness of the underlying principles behind communicating effectively across different cultural environments
  • Explore the skills needed to build and maintain relationships in a professional context
  • Develop the ability to manage yourself in the modern workplace

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone starting work, returning to work, or thinking ahead to the start of their career. It will be of particular interest to those in the early stages of their career, or those who are out of practice and need to update their skills.

What software or tools do you need?

The course is aimed at native and non-native English speakers at around intermediate level (approximately B1 on the CEFR) or above.

What do people say about this course?

What a fabulous course and the topic is so relevant for today's workplace that is full of change and diversity. So much excellent advice to be found here! Thank you again to the providers and Future Learn and fellow learners.

Karen A

Who will you learn with?

I am a qualified Intercultural Fluency and Diversity Trainer with 15 years of experience. I have designed and delivered more than 5500 hours of interactive trainings for different clients.

Manages the Information Team, responsible for developing the Careers Service website and creating interactive resources. Also responsible for providing an information service to our users.

Hi. My name's Rich and I am a training consultant at the British Council Professional Development Centre in Singapore. I have taught, trained and managed all over the world.

Who developed the course?

British Council

The British Council is on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries connecting the best of UK culture with a global audience and providing high-quality English language courses.

The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities with a reputation for teaching and research excellence.