Liaising with Internal and External Customers

Face to face duration: 1 day

Course Objectives

This one (1) day course is designed to equip students with the skills needed to deal with internal and external customers effectively and professionally.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the difference between internal and external stakeholders
  2. Deal with customers from culturally diverse backgrounds
  3. Understanding the importance of cultural competence and workplace diversity
  4. Understand the concept of networking
  5. Manage business networks effectively
  6. Indentify the fundamentals of face to face interactions
  7. Apply appropriate body language to business settings


  • Understand and effectively interact with a range of stakeholders
  • Learning the importance of cultural competence
  • Understanding social and cultural identities and how they relate to customer interactions
  • Understanding the role of networking in customer interactions
  • Identifying the 7 P's of networking
  • Understanding the basics of online networking
  • Identifying ways in which to effectively manage business networks
  • Understanding the pros and cons of face to face interactions
  • Identifying ways in which to prepare for face to face interactions
  • Understanding the benefits and purpose of interpreting body language
  • Gaining insight into the differences in body language between cultures and genders


  • Internal and external stakeholders - characteristics and differences
  • Cultural competence
  • Understanding diversity
  • Inclusive workplace culture
  • Networking
  • The 7 P's
  • Managing business networks
  • Online networking
  • Face to face interactions
  • Communication model
  • The basics of body language


  • Anyone who requires skills and knowledge related to interacting with a range of stakeholders in a professional setting.


  • Pair and group activities (physical and mental)
  • Self reflection activities
  • Videos
  • Experiential learning
  • Role plays of culturally competent and incompetent behaviour
  • Self assessment test

Program Outline

Day One

  • Internal and external stakeholders explained
  • Definition of cultural competence
  • The role of cultural identities in customer interactions
  • Understanding diversity
  • Labelling and stereotyping
  • Business networking
  • Online networking
  • Face to face interactions
  • Body language
  • Effective non verbal communication
  • Barriers to non verbal communication
  • Body language across genders and cultures

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