Conflict Management Center Workshop: Cross-Cultural Communication
204 Maxwell Hall
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.443.2367.
Sponsored by the Conflict Management Center
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