This one-day intercultural training for expats in Switzerland shows you strategies, tips and tricks how to work successfully with your Swiss colleagues.

You will take home a wealth of concrete options for action which you will be able to easily transfer to your every day work.

Target Audience

  • Expats in employment in Switzerland

Learning Objectives

  • Knowledge about Switzerland's history and mythology and how these shape today's local society
  • Clarity about the problems as well as opportunities when working with the Swiss
  • Development of options for action to work successfully with the Swiss


  • The 5 key areas to successfully work with the Swiss
  • Swiss mythology and self-image: what you must know about the Swiss and Switzerland
  • What the Swiss worry about most
  • What they expect from you as an expat colleague at work
  • What is a "Vernehmlassungsverfahren" (something really Swiss at work!)
  • The country's 'not invented here syndrome'
  • What you have to know about language and semantics in every-day Swiss business

Batch Size

  • The minimum number of participants is 6.
  • The maximum number of participants is 12.


  • Information, group tasks, discussion

Course materials

  • Handout, work sheets, photo protocol


  • English

Course Fee

  • CHF 750 including refreshments
  • Lunch at each participant's own cost


  • You will receive a certificate of participation
Video: Working Successfully with the Swiss


Waseem Hussain's training and keynote speeches add real value to your business

In business since 1995
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As a corporate trainer, he has engaged with more than 12,000 executives, managers, engineers, scientific researchers and administrative staff across Europe, in the USA and in India.


Waseem's keynote speeches are booked for international business conferences, senior management meetings and business events.

Waseem delivers his keynotes around the world.


He is a faculty at the International Executive MBA at Zurich University of Applied Sciences and visiting faculty at the Supply Chain Management Executive MBA at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH.

He is member of the Global Learning Resource Network at Duke Corporate Education as well as of the Educator Network at Thunderbird School of Global Management.


Waseem completed studies in international management, management consulting, project management, and intercultural communication.

He speaks English, German, Urdu and Hindi.


Waseem Hussain is recipient of the ZfU Teaching Award in gold, accredited Top 100 Speaker, and accredited Top 100 Entrepreneur.

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