Online Seminar

Doing Business
with Norwegians


This online seminar will give you a practical insight into the Norwegian work culture, social norms, unwritten rules, and expectations—whether you're interacting as a partner, supplier, customer, or colleague.  

We will also teach you how to deal with the lack of clarity—that is quite prevalent in the Norwegian business culture. 

At the end of the seminar, you will be more confident cooperating with Norwegians and reducing the risk of cultural misunderstandings! 

This seminar will provide you with valuable information that is not easy to find and may otherwise take years to build.

This course is available in two versions: 
Introductory – two hours and Advanced – four hours.

Introductory 2-hour Course

  • Format

    Online Seminar
  • Registration deadline

    Continuous
  • Price

    $65
  • Starting date

    TBD
  • Introduction, politeness in Norway, the Norwegian society;
  • How to meet and greet, and dress code
  • Major cultural traits of the Norwegian business culture
  • Business meetings, negotiations, and gift-giving practices
  • How to deal with the lack of clarity

Advanced 4-hour Course

  • Format

    Online Seminar
  • Registration deadline

    Continuous
  • Price

    $110
  • Starting date

    TBD
  • Introduction, politeness in Norway, the Norwegian society;
  • How to meet and greet, and dress code
  • Major cultural traits of the Norwegian business culture
  • Business meetings, negotiations, and gift-giving practices
  • How to deal with the lack of clarity
  • Unwritten rules of Norwegian business culture
  • Exercises for reflection and discussions: Situations with cultural dilemmas
The online seminars requires a minimum of 10 participants.
You will not be charged if the course is cancelled if the required minimum of 10 participants is not reached.
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Meet the Instructor

Karin Ellis

The instructor is Karin Ellis (CEO of Ellis Culture), author of the books 'Working with Norwegians' and 'Applying for jobs in Norway'. Karin has several years experience with developing and conducting intercultural training.

Typical feedback from participants of these sessions is that misunderstandings and mistakes made in the past could have been avoided if they had participated earlier.


I have been to Norway twice before but I have never attended this type of training describing all about the Norwegian culture. This training will really help us coming more forward and adapt the Norwegian culture with ease. I would recommend this cultural training to all Non-Norwegians visiting Norway!
- Anil Shetty
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