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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.

Module I: Cultural Self-Awareness and Encountering Difference

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

2014 Module I:

Room: IGAB 1N05

Date: November 20th, 2014

Time: 2:30-6:30pm


Pre-Module assignment:  "My Culture" Reflection

Because cultural self-awareness is the foundation of intercultural understanding, students are required to writed 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.

2014 Module II:

Room: IGAB 1N05

Dates: November 28th, 2014

Time: 2:30-5:30pm


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