Photo by Sofia Lurati, China Comprehensive Summer Program.

About Dragons

Where There Be Dragons is the leader in cross-cultural education, fostering leadership, self-exploration and global citizenship since 1993.

Why do we believe in this work?

We are dedicated to cross-cultural education because we believe that effective leaders are required to think and work beyond borders when addressing the implications of resource scarcity on a global community.

What do we do?

We offer professional trainings in cross-cultural communication, leadership development and international risk management for organizations around the world.

How do we create Partnership experiences?

We believe that people learn best by doing.

Every one of our trainings employs experiential learning techniques to help participants develop critical skills in cross-cultural leadership, communication and facilitation.

We believe that investing in humans offers the greatest returns.

Cultivating a company culture takes time and intention. We are here to help your team collaborate despite cultural differences; celebrate the plurality of their life experiences; and connect to their personal mission within the workplace.

We understand that every workplace is unique.

When we begin a new relationship, two Dragons facilitators meet with your leadership team. Together, the team begins a collaborative course design process: exploring your company culture, identifying learning outcomes, and developing a 2-10 day training that will meet the identified goals. In our experience, a successful training should both meet your needs and “feel like you”; that’s why we collaborate at every juncture in the course design process.

Why should you join us?

The truth is, we all live and work in a global community. We exchange goods on an international market. We share information on the “world wide web.” And we share a finite number of natural resources as members of a global community. If we plan to live together, it’s time to invest in our own success. As cross-cultural educators, humanists, poets, activists and optimists, we’d like to help your team build the practical skills to work across cultures with respect, success and dignity.
 
From the Founder