Oct. 15
17:00–19:00

What characterizes working life in Norway, and how do you get to understand Norwegians and the Norwegian culture? Are you a foreign worker or PhD-candidate seeking information about the Norwegian working life and want an introduction to living in Norway? Then this is the place to be the 15th of October!

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This seminar will give you practical and important issues for foreign workers in Norway.

Part 1: Working in Norway Alexander Iversen, Tekna

In this section we will go through the basic principles of the Norwegian working life, including the "Norwegian Model", the wage system in Norway, and Tekna's position as both a trade union and a society which offers you a broad professional network.

Part 2: Living in Norway Julien S. Bourrelle, Mondå

This part of Teknas course gives you as a foreigner in Norway certain guidelines on how to connect and get to know Norwegians.  The lecture aims to improve communication at work and provide practical tools to understand how to connect with people having a culture different than yours. And all with a little sense of humor!

The course is free of charge, but you have to sign up by filling in the electronic registration form. Both members and non-members are welcome!

Location:

Youngs gate 6, Oslo
  • Julien S Bourrelle

    Founder & CEO

    Mondå

    Julien Bourrelle is originally from Canada and has a MSc in Astrodynamics. He moved to Norway in 2009 to take a PhD at NTNU, but after some time trying to crack the Norwegian code, he decided to start his own company; Mondå and published his first book: The social guidebook to Norway. Over the years he has developed to a well-known author and lecturer. In 2015 he received a prize TOP 10 for his work om cultural difference and understanding. Julien uses humor to make you understand better and communicate more effectively with the typical Norwegian. The lecture aims to improve communication at work and provide practical tools to understand how to connect with people having a culture different than yours.

  • Alexander Iversen

    Rådgiver

    Tekna - Teknisk-naturvitenskapelig forening

    Alexander Iversen has a MSc in Political Science from the University of Oslo and University of Westminster. He has experience as an employee representative himself and in working with employee rights.

    Today he works as a counselor in Tekna with Tekna-members pursuing a PhD. He advocates for the Norwegian Model and the advantages of being a part of a labor union.

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