Managing international projects

- You wish to create maximum synergy and confidence for the carrying out of a project with the required quality and within the pre-arranged timeframes and costs.
- This seminar aims to define the inescapable term and parameters of International Project Management.
Any collaboration between managers and colleagues of different nationalities requires a sound knowledge of English as well as the common definition (consensus) of all the vocabulary, all the behaviour and the communication used so as to facilitate guaranteed mutual comprehension. It is a matter of creating confidence and synergy between the different players who wish to carry out their project with the required level of quality and within the pre-arranged timeframes and costs.
- Over these two days the stages of an international project will be presented and analysed.
- We will practically transfer this to the « international project » circumstances of each business and participant in order to determine the best approach, the implications for the management, communication and the values and behaviour of project managers, members of the Steering Committee and all colleagues.

The training combines a theoretical approach with the interactivity offered by case studies, role plays, practical exercises and educational films.

For whom

- General managers
- International project managers
Members of the Steering Committee


- To understand the implications of cultural differences in international projects: recruitment, all types of interaction, expectations, fears and the concepts of “responsibility”, “timeframes”, “costs” and “qualities” among others.
- To build confidence together through “bridged” professional behaviour and harmonious communication which guarantees timeframes, costs and quality, that is to say the success of each participant’s international project.


1-International Project: a definition
The term "project" is not, as is often implied, a term with a global meaning. It is subject to cultural and individual interpretation. We will take it out of this monochrome context and together define how it should be understood in a given and analysed international project context.

The same goes for the term “manager”.
What does "manager" mean? Do we need management in an international project? Hierarchy, how much hierarchy, when and implemented by whom? What is the role of a Steering Committee?
How does the PM (Project manager) understand their role and should they define it? Is their vision necessarily and always shared by all those involved in the project? What style of communication do we wish to apply, what communication should be used in crisis circumstances and what general and detailed behaviour should we demonstrate?

We will all define this together in relation to a hypothetical international project.

2-Transfer to the existing international projects of each company and each participant
- We will transfer the knowledge acquired from the first day to the international projects of each company and each participant.

The second day is an intense coaching session.


Led by the best international experts. Our trainers and coaches, of various nationalities and with various skills, have all acquired “field” experience in large multinational groups at high hierarchical levels. Their expertise and enthusiasm guarantee the quality of our seminars and enable them to pertinently respond to the demands of our international clientele.


- The SAM International seminars are custom designed according to the needs and objectives of the participants.
- The above programme represents the framework of a typical seminar which is then adapted according to the client’s specific requirements.
- The frequently requested working languages are French, English, German, Polish, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese or another language on request.
- The seminars take place on the client’s premises or in a carefully chosen place to aid innovation and relaxation.