Intercultural Communicative Skills workshop, 19 April (f2f)
19 April 2023, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Delivered by UCL Arena Centre, The Intercultural Communicative Skills workshop will help you understand how to break down cultural barriers and build awareness of cultural norms, as well as enhance self-awareness and your practical communication skills.
- UCL staff
UCL Arena Centre
Arena Room - UCL Arena Centre for Research-Based Education10th Floor1-19 Torrington PlaceLondonWC1E 7HBUnited Kingdom
Wednesday 19 April, 2pm-5pm
Effective intercultural communication is now an essential skill: it allows us to communicate with a diverse audience with adaptability, empathy, and respect; it challenges our own stereotypes and prejudice, and the more we engage ourselves in it, the more knowledge and understanding we will obtain of different cultures.
The Intercultural Communicative Skills workshop will help you understand how to break down cultural barriers and build awareness of cultural norms, as well as enhance self-awareness and your practical communication skills. We place a special focus on higher education settings, as we think that there is a growing need to create harmonious relationships and avoid conflicts and/or misunderstandings in our increasingly diverse institutions. The synchronous workshop can be attended as a stand-alone or as part of the online asynchronous intercultural communicative skills course.
The course comprises two main parts:
- A selection of online resources, scenarios and case studies that you can use to familiarise yourself with concepts and ideas relating to intercultural communication in Higher Education, and also that you can use to reflect on your practice.
- A synchronous session (offered both face-to-face and online at different points throughout the academic year) where we will discuss and share concepts and experiences more in depth.
The workshop will be led by Stephen James, who is also a key author of the online resources and videos. Stephen James, an American-born British dual national, has been consulting and conducting workshops in Intercultural Communication in the multi-cultural contexts of Europe, the USA, Central Asia and the Asia-Pacific for 33 years.
The course is open for self-enrolment. Please go to https://extend.ucl.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1295