International LearningWestern International

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 Western International Events Calendar page and then register to the module that best fits your schedule.

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

Module I: Cultural Self-Awareness and Encountering Difference

Dates and Times for Second Term 2016 Module I:

Thursday, January 7      2:30 - 5:30 pm

Tuesday, January 12     4:30 - 7:30 pm

Saturday, January 23    10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Thursday, January 28    2:30 – 5:30 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 (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 and Times for Second Term 2016 Module II:

Tuesday, February 2      2:30 – 5:30 pm

Thursday, February 11   3:30 – 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 2     4:30 – 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 12      10:30 am – 1:30 pm

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