Western Staff and Leaders' ConferenceWestern University

Deepening Your Intercultural Competencies

Image: CultureSpeaker: Jennifer Long, Ph.D., Independent Scholar and Lecturer

Thurs. Feb. 20th, 10:45am - 12:00pm
UCC 67

Join Jennifer Long, a socio-anthropologist with a specialization in Migration and Ethnic Relations (and a Western alumna), for a new take on diversity and cultural competence training – developed through community-based research. As Western continues to focus on greater internationalization, skills in intercultural communication will help us to communicate clearly, to embrace the many opportunities of our diverse population, and to be better equipped to face culture-based challenges.

Learn best practices that are working in other organizations, and what we can do as employees and individuals to embrace diversity in our own lives. Come away with a simple four-step tool that can be used to increase your intercultural competence.


Jennifer is teaching at Ryerson University, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Guelph. She has a B.A. in Anthropology (McMaster), M.A. in Development and Social Transformation (Sussex), and a Ph.D. Anthropology (Western).  She is currently facilitating intercultural competency training on behalf of her community partner, the London's Cross Cultural Learner Centre, and continues to investigate community-based settlement programming, an interest she developed as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations (Western).