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Intercultural Thinking for Intercultural Communication (3 weeks)
January 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
Dates: Jan 21st, Feb 5th, Feb 12th 10-12pm
During Intercultural Thinking for Intercultural Communication Workshops, you will:
• Examine your own cultural value orientations and how they might differ from others’
• Identify your preferred communication style(s) and brainstorm strategies to adapt when encountering challenges
• Create a personalized “toolkit” to incorporate some of the adjustments you will need to make to successfully navigate unfamiliar cultural codes
These workshops are part of Graduate Professional Skills Series, and if you attend ALL three workshops in this series, you’ll receive 2 GPS credits (Communication Skills).
This workshop is also recognized as an introductory workshop of the Intercultural Learning Program, a community of international, domestic, and exchange students who want to better understand their cultural identities and the life experiences of others. Benefits of joining the Intercultural Learning Program’s events and activities over the year?
- Think about your own cultural identities as a domestic, international, or exchange student in the U of T community
- Recognize the multiple ways that a person’s culture can influence their behaviour and expectations in academic, professional, and personal contexts
- Apply frameworks of intercultural communication to how you can successfully collaborate with peers or supervisors
- Enage in experiential learning opportunities such as outings and peer discussion groups – see here for more examples