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CPE 2809 Cultural Expertise: Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf

CPE 2809 Cultural Expertise: Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf

  • Instructor: Dr. Wesley E. Donahue, PE, PMP

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (Still colloquially referred to as the Gulf Cooperation Council or GCC) are the six countries located in the southeastern portion of the Asian continent. The Gulf Cooperation Council founded in 1981 consists of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and the Sultanate of Oman. The purpose of this collective is to promote coordination between member countries in all fields in order to achieve unity.

This course provides ideas and information to help you gain control and success on your business in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. At the end of the course you should be able to:

+ List key facts about GCC countries.

+ Define key concepts and values of the Arabic culture.

+ Explain the typical workplace schedules and dress code for professionals.

+ Describe how to establish and maintain appropriate business relationships with GCC countries, business colleagues, clients, and suppliers.

+ Explain how to select and present an appropriate business gift.