The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) invites you to register for a five-part series of workshops which will help participants recognize that building intercultural awareness requires a life-long commitment to learning. Within the training participants will find opportunities to:
- Describe the concept of culture and apply towards consideration of your own experiences;
- Become familiar with several dimensions of culture that will help you to navigate new or unfamiliar cultural environments;
- Learn techniques skills that promote a reflective approach when interacting with, or within, new or unfamiliar cultures;
- Share your culture(s) and experience with your cohort.
To receive a certificate participants must attend all five 120 minute workshops.
Session One - Participants will be introduced to basic concepts of intercultural learning and theory, with an emphasis on how culture can frame our experience and perception.
Session Two - Participants will learn about how values and beliefs are tied to expectations and interpretations of interpersonal interactions.
Session Three - This session draws attention to how the cultures we’re connected to can overlap and interact with other cultures in ways we may not aware of, particularly in the connect of colonialism.
Session Four - In this workshop, we will look at how we communicate and respond to difference. Participants will be introduced to the R.D.I. approach to navigating interactions across cultures and consider empathic approaches to communication.
Session Five - In the final session participants will apply the knowledge and ideas covered in the sessions towards two collective self-reflection exercises with an emphasis on how the material and concepts have affected us.