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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 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 are now able to register for modules by logging onto Career Central. You have to go select the date in the Events Calendar page and then register to the module that best fits your schedule.

Module I: Cultural Self-Awareness and Encountering Difference

Module I of the 2-module program deals with cultural self-awareness and encountering difference.  

Dates, Times and Locations for 2015 Module I:

January 29, 2015 from 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Chu Centre, IGAB
February 3, 2015 from 4:30 - 7:30pm in Room 1N05, IGAB
February 11, 2015 from 3:30 - 6:30pm at the Chu Centre, IGAB
February 24, 2015 from 2:30 - 5:30pm at the Chu Centre, IGAB

Pre-Module assignment:  "My Culture" Reflection

Because cultural self-awareness is the foundation of intercultural understanding, students are required to write a 1-page (250 words) 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, Times and Locations for 2015 Module II:

March 4, 2015 from 5:30 - 8:30pm in Room 1N05, IGAB
March 11, 2015 from 3:30 - 6:30pm at the Chu Centre, IGAB
March 19, 2015 from 4:30 - 7:30 pm in Room 1N05, IGAB
March 24, 2015 from 3:30 - 6:30pm at the Chu Centre, IGAB

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