Cross culture program
Target : Universities/schools, Churches/NGO, Governments/Business, Individuals, others
Topic 1. A brief history and Exploring regional differences and similarities
This brief history course exposes participants to an overview of Indonesian history and how various events influenced Indonesian Culture. In this course participants will be able to discuss commonalities of Indonesians tend to share from historical perspective. After attending this program, participants should have greater insights to why Indonesians think and behave differently in comparison to other cultures.
This course highlights some of the peculiarities of different regions and the peoples in Indonesia and the customs of those who live and work in those regions such people in Java, Sumatera, Kalimantan and islands in the eastern part of Indonesia.
After learning about local identities from this course, participants should have a better understanding of their customers, clients, business partners’ cultural patterns based on regional differences.
Topic 2. Understanding religious influence in general context and business
The Indonesian constitution provides for freedom of religion, and states that the nation is based upon belief in one supreme God. The Government of Indonesia through Ministry of Religious Affairs extends official status to six religious groups: Islam, Catholicism, Protestantism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Confucianism. Unrecognized groups may register with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism as social organizations.
Aceh is the only province to implement Islamic law (Sharia) in Indonesia, but some local governments outside of Aceh also have laws with elements of Sharia. To this day, religion and religious beliefs very much influence the business, education, politics, and social activities in Indonesia. This course will explore different religious views in Indonesia and ways in which fits into the culture. After attending this course, participants should be able to relate to those who directly or indirectly make religious reference to themselves or their business. This course will bring a new perspective to understand the world view of Indonesians based on their religious beliefs.
Topic 3. Culture values and general etiquette
Understanding the nuances of Indonesian culture, Values and General Etiquette is essential for healthy business relationships and ultimately the success of your company. This course will introduce, the “Java way”, as the largest ethnic group within Indonesia. It is estimated to make up around 45% of the country’s population. Native to Java, but their populations can also be found all over the country. Thus, understanding the Java way, would be essential to win your business in Indonesia.
In Indonesia, relationships must be allowed to grow over time, and try to learn and adapt the culture in both manner and speech are always appreciated. This course is designed to help participants to understand some of the basic values and general etiquette which commonly practiced in business context and social activities.
Topic 4. Successful negotiation with Indonesian
As a country, Indonesia consists of countless islands that are quite heterogeneous in history and culture. When it comes to a negotiation, understanding Indonesians social and business culture is a must for any organization or individual wishing do business and negotiate with Indonesians.
In this course participants will discover tips and advice on how to negotiate successfully with Indonesian counterparts. This course will bring and apply the key aspects from the above courses (historical aspect, culture, values and general Etiquette of Indonesia) into negotiation table to win and successfully maintain their relationship with the Indonesian partners.
Topic 5. Successful dealing with regional government ad communities
Decentralization is one of the most important reforms the Indonesian government has undertaken since the democratic elections in 1999. The regional autonomy law provides the framework for political and financial devolution, in which the districts and cities are assuming new responsibilities that were previously covered by the central government.
Decentralization may increase uncertainty in doing business at local level, particularly many investors are concerned about:
(1) additional fees and charges levied;
(2) the business licensing process at the local government;
(3) and some local regulations which may affect their business decisions; and
(4) communication with local communities where the investment located.
Thorough this course,Participants will understand the characteristic of Indonesian decentralization and the power shift from the central government to the second tier of local government, districts(Kabupaten), and municipalities(kota) and strategies to approach those issues.
Topic 6. Indonesia and the Wave of Opportunities
This course will provide information about the opportunity of getting first-hand information on the current outlook of Indonesia’s economy and what Indonesia has to offer in terms of the investment opportunities
•Brief overview of Indonesia’s economic outlook for 2018 and its projection
•The reason of why to invest in overseas countries
•Indonesia as an attractive investment destination
•Progressive achievements of Indonesia
•Korean life in Indonesia and its role in promoting the flow of Korean investment into Indonesia
•Updates on Korean investment and major Korean investors in Indonesia
•How to setup business in Indonesia (investment step-by-step)
•Negative Investment List
•Investment opportunities by sector
•Pro investment policy including fiscal and non-fiscal incentives
•How to find a good local partner and to negotiate with them effectively
•Upcoming event: Regional Investment Forum (RIF) Yogyakarta 2018