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Culture Clash: Challenges and Miscommunication in Cultural Interaction

This program will focus on improving intercultural communication by exploring the difficulties different perspectives can create. Learning objectives and outcomes will include: -Exploration of the sources of cultural tension -Development of strategies to manage cultural differences -Identification of conflicting cultural values -Management strategies for culture clashes -Applying intercultural competence to culture clashes -Integration of cultural understanding into real world scenarios Methods of delivery will include discussion along with scenarios, role-plays, and audio-visual content. As the facilitators are part of mixed culture partnership, authentic examples of the day-to-day challenges of cultural difference will be extensive and discussion will be lively. The scenarios and role plays used for the seminar have been developed and incorporated in various trainings and courses delivered to broad constituencies throughout the world. Videos and supplemental materials will add to an energetic, active, and applied program created to assist participants in better managing the internationalization of our campus.

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Reed Library Classroom
Building: 1st floor, Reed Library
Presenter: Bond Benton and Daniela Peterka-Benton
Categories: PDC Associates Series
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