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SynergyPlus Training & Consulting svolge due tipi di attività: FORMAZIONE e CONSULENZA



1. English courses

We organise courses for professionals, adults, teenagers, and university students of any level (beginner, false beginner, elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate and advanced - from A1 to C2).

2. Cross-cultural management

In addition to English language courses, we are specialised in developing competencied of managers and entrepreneurs who need to interact with foreign suppliers and customers and operate in situations where language is only the first obstacle.

3. Italian for foreigners

We are also specialised in offering Italian courses for foreigners who have relocated to Italy for work and other reasons. We run courses of Italian for absolute beginners or people who want to improve their level in order to communicate more effectively with local people.


We offer an exclusive consulting service mainly aimed at companies and that covers four areas:

Diversity Icebreaker

Promotion of the Diversity Icebreaker as an innovative tools to develop self understanding and vdiversity management both in a professional and personal context. This tool is so versatile and appreciated it has become a standard in Norway and in international companies. It can be used in companies as well as in schools.


Relocation service for managers and people who come to work in Italy or who have to work abroad. Our partner, Marianna Crestani, has gained excellent experience in relocation services with a high satisfaction level, having offered this service to expatriates working for companies like Whirlpool and Unilever.

Interpreting and negotiation

Thanks to our extensive knowledge in the field of cross-cultural management, we offer a unique service to find the best conditions possible so that both the Italian and foreign counterpart can benefit from improved communication and economic relationship management.

English-Italian and Italian-English translation services

We are specialised in the translation of websites, catalogues, technical sheets, articles, contracts in the tannery, chemical product, trade, tourism, legal, plastic matter, goldsmith's, marble and textile sectors.
Please contact us for further information on price and terms of service.

Other services

Study trips

SynergyPlus organises study trips at some of the best schools in England offering short intensive courses to improve your knowledge of English: from Business English to General English and Cambridge exam preparation. Students must be 16 or older.

The schools we work with are located in Brighton, Eastbourne, Bath, London and Cumbria (Lake District in the North of England). Please contact us for more information.

Studying English in the UK

Here are some schools we organise study trips for. Contact us for more information and to help you make the most of your experience in the UK.

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Diversity Icebreaker

SynergyPlus Training & Consulting is local knowledge parter of Human Factors AS for the promotion of:

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The partners

Maria Joy Whittaker


Maria Joy Whittaker was born and brought up in Great Britain where she got a Diploma in Education at Liverpool University. Joy went to Italy when she was 24 to teach English to managers of multinational companies in Rome. After moving to Veneto she carried on company teaching while concentrating on small-medium sized companies in the tanning field. Some of the companies where she has organised courses include Marzotto in Valdagno, Fenice, BASF, TFL, Chemipal, Chimica Ve-Mar, Marly’s, Progold, Mario Levi and Conceria Pasubio. Joy started her career with a psycho-linguistic approach, but later moved on to emotional intelligence to let her students enhance their communication skills. Joy is an expert in company courses in Valle dell’Agno area regarding tannery, chemical products, alloys for gold and clothing. Since she became a BULATS examiner - Business Language Testing Service – she has been organizing her courses in order to help students develop logical thinking, organise information in a clear and coherent way and get used to specific language and communication functions, such as interviews, presentations and role-plays. By doing this, students can become more focused and synthetic when using Business English. Thanks to experience gained during international leather fairs such as Wenzhou, Guangzhou, Vietnam, Chennai, Kanpur and Dubai and excellent knowledge of cross-cultural dynamics, she has been able to enhance her teaching methodology with first-hand knowledge and to develop and train students on specific negotiation skills for international fairs. Through excellent knowledge of psychology for the developmental age, Joy is able to aid youngsters with learning problems. Her great love of psychology for teaching allows her to offer professional help and customized courses according to specific needs.

Riccardo Nicholas Crestani


After his Ba in Political Sciences and International Relations and his Ma in International Politics and diplomacy, Mr Crestani did several internships including one at the online magazine, Equilibri.net, and another one at the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. At the end of October 2009 he achieved his CELTA qualification at International House London and in 2014 got the CertIBET qualification to teach Business English. He became ordinary partner of SynergyPlus in January 2010, but has been working as an external consultant of our association since it was created. He has created and been in charge of managing our website and our e-learning platform. He has several years of experience in teaching English in companies and several experiences as a translator and interpreter for legal and technical matters. He also has over six years experience successfully preparing students for the BULATS test and is accredited to use the DPI - Developing People Internationally - tool of york Associates. He also collaborates with the Italian Diplomatic Academy, a training body created following the idea and commitment of young university students, experts and professionals in the fields of international law, civil and criminal law, economics and international relations. In 2013 he started collaborating with the University of Padua, faculties of Mediazione Linguistica e Culturale, Maths, Agriculture and Veterinary, and Biology. He was also Contract Professore for Academic Years 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 of English Language for the BA in Sociological Sciences and for Academic Years 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 of English Language for the BA in Communication at the University of Padua. He has been a teaching assistant at the University of Padova Language Centre since December 2015. Mr Crestani is a member of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) and has also collaborated with SIETAR Italia and SIETAR Europa.

Where we are

L’Associazione Professionale ‘SynergyPlus Training & Consulting’ è situata ad Arzignano (VI) e può essere facilmente raggiunta da coloro che arrivano dalla Valle del Chiampo (Arzignano, Chiampo…), dalla Valle dell’Agno (Trissino, Castelgomberto…) e da coloro che provengono da Montecchio Maggiore e Montebello.

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Registered office:

Via Cortina 10
36071 Arzignano (VI)

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