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Intercultural Competence

Primary Target Group: VIP-Fellows, Postdoctoral and Doctoral Researchers
Date: Monday, November 29th & Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 | 9 am - 5 pm (s.t.) | Room AM 204
Instructor: Ms. Claudia Grothoff

Language: English (recommended level: B2 or higher)

Course Description:

Cultural diversity in teams and work groups has become part of everyday working life in most areas. In this interactive workshop, held by an intercultural trainer and expert, you will learn why people from different cultures think and act differently and prefer specific communication styles and learning techniques.

We will connect theory of intercultural communication and competence to real life and create aha moments.
After this workshop you will be able to interact more culturally sensitive and develop new ideas for your personal and professional life in an international environment. The fostering of transcultural competence forms the basis for future-oriented, stable and effective international cooperation.

Main Contents:

  • Self-reflection (Self Assessment)
  • Change of perspective
  • Cultural perception
  • Tolerance of ambiguity
  • Communication styles in an intercultural context
  • Development of action strategies and guidelines for international cooperation in academia