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Communicating in a Cross-Cultural Environment: Skills for Living and Working in a Multi-Cultural World

204 Maxwell Hall

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The workshop will be led by Professor Peter Castro. How do cultural differences create barriers for effective communication? What cultural values do we have that affect how we interact with others, especially those from differing cultural backgrounds? What skills are useful when working with people from different cultural backgrounds? What is the role of these cultural differences in addressing interpersonal conflicts? Our interactions with the world are shaped by our cultural values and understandings. This workshop will seek to address the above questions through a broad analysis of cultural values and understandings, and a focus on identifying barriers that prevent effective cross-cultural communication. Emphasis will be placed on developing and practicing skills that will aid in decreasing the effects of these barriers. The workshop will be highly interactive with simulations and participatory activities. Free & open to all! Morning coffee and lunch will be provided. To register for this training, please send an email to In this email, please include the following: 1) Your status: student, staff, faculty, community member 2) Your office/department/agency/organization 3) Any dietary limitations or restrictions 4) Country of origin

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