Korean Culture Business Training Series

The Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce presents a five-part series of special events aimed at helping the business community prepare for interactions and opportunities surrounding the new $2.5 billion electric vehicle battery plant being constructed by StarPlus Energy.

There is no cost to attend the events but you must register in advance to attend. Space will be limited. It is not required that you attend all five sessions. All sessions will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium at Inventrek Tech Park, 700 E. Firmin St., Kokomo.

April 24: Business Etiquette 

This session will teach the basics of business interaction, introductions and name clarifications, hand-shaking and bowing, business card exchanges and gift giving.

May 23: Cultural Norms 

This session will teach the typical day in the life of Koreans, specifically focusing on weekdays and weekends, as well as colleagues, families and friends. Click here to watch the training

June 27: Food & Beverage

This session will teach the importance of sharing food, Korean food scene, chopstick training, connecting through food, and beverage knowledge. Click here to watch the training

July 18: Cultural Practicum

This session will teach scenario based-training, body language, showing appreciation, conflict management, how to apologize, gift giving situations and cultural faux pas. Click here to watch the training

August 29: Tie It All Together

This session will be a panel discussion on networking events for Koreans and Americans. This will also give the opportunity to practice components learned in previous workshops. Click here to watch the training

Thank you to our sponsor, Community Foundation of Howard County

Korean Culture Integration

With StarPlus Energy’s development of a $2.5 billion electric vehicle battery plant in Kokomo, the community will see an influx of Korean residents and business. By familiarizing the community with these new neighbors, we hope to create the most welcoming space possible here in Kokomo.

Because of this, the Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce presented a special community event in March titled “Intercultural Understanding and Communication: South Korean Corporate Culture in the 21st Century.”

Speaking at the event was Seung-kyung Kim, director of the Institute of Korean Studies at IU Bloomington.

If you were unable to attend the event, you can view Seung-kyung Kim’s presentation above. You can also view the slides of her presentation here.

Thank you to our sponsor!

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