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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.

Workshops for the 2014/15 academic year will be confirmed and posted in August - they will be offered in both Fall and Winter terms.  Please check back for more information.

Module I: Cultural Self-Awareness and Encountering Difference

Module I of the 2-module program deals with cultural self-awareness and encountering difference.  Students are required to submit a short written reflection on their own cultural identity to be submitted (to ecourt@uwo.ca) by February 3rd, 2014.  See guidelines below:

2014 Module I dates, times and locations:

Please note:  Students only need to attend one of the two above sessions


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:

Please submit to ecourt@uwo.ca by February 3rd, 2014.

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 dates, times and locations:

Please note:  Students only need to attend one of the two above sessions


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