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Conflict Management Center Workshop: Cross-Cultural Communication

204 Maxwell Hall

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Despite decades of globalization and multiculturalism, misconceptions about those deemed “culturally different” prevail, often leading to conflict. Yet, cross-cultural interactions are ubiquitous, making the need for positive and effective communication more pressing than ever. But how do we get there? This workshop will help you develop skills to foster better communication across cultural differences. It will provide you with an opportunity to reflect about the meaning of “culture,” a word often invoked but little understood, and its role in shaping our perceptions and interactions. Building on anthropological notions, real world examples, and practical exercises, the workshop will promote an understanding of cultural differences as a rich element of the human experience rather than as barriers that divide us. These reflections will be the foundation for concrete practices of communication that are respectful of differences but also productive for finding common ground to achieve mutually satisfactory goals.  
Presenter: Dr. Carolina Arango-Vargas, Director of the Conflict Management Center  
The workshop is FREE and open to all, but registration is required. To register, please fill out this quick form or send us an email to with your name, status, department/community organization, and dietary restrictions. Let us know if you require special accommodations. Morning coffee and light lunch will be provided!

For more information, please contact Carolina Arango-Vargas at or 315.443.2367.

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