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Workshop on Global and Intercultural Competency

Intercultural Competency Workshop

This Workshop consists of two half-day (3-hour) modules offered roughly a month apart in the fall and winter semester and will require some at-home reading and writing of reflection exercises. Please note: a minimum of 10 students must sign up for workshops to run.

You must create a profile in Atlas to sign up for a module. Select the module that best fits your schedule under the Events tab. You are only required to attend one session for each module.

*All workshop modules will take place in the Chu International Centre, IGAB

Module I: Cultural Self-Awareness and Encountering Difference

Dates and Times for First Term 2016 Module I:

Tuesday, September 20

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Wednesday, September 28

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Pre-Module assignment:  "My Culture" Reflection

Because cultural self-awareness is the foundation of intercultural understanding, students are required to write a 1-page (300 word) reflection.  Students can use the following questions to guide them:

Module II:  Communicating Across Cultures

With an understanding of culture and difference established, this session will help students develop intercultural communication skills and identify the obstacles to intercultural relations.  There will be pre-module work to complete that will be announced in Module I.

Dates and Times for First Term 2016 Module II:

Tuesday, November 1

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Thursday, November 10

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Pre-Module Assignment:  To be announced in Module I (less than one page written and 5 pages of reading).