Interpreting Culture – improving cross-cultural communication (Staff)

Wednesday April 7th 2021

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THIS SESSION IS AIMED AT ACADEMIC STAFF / SUPERVISORS

Our cultural background has a profound influence on each of us.  It shapes our behaviour, values and beliefs.  It even affects our thought processes and how perceive the world.  In this half-day course, we will examine where culture comes from and identify many extraordinary examples of its diversity.  A simple gesture or phrase can mean dramatically different things from one culture to another and can cause unintended embarrassment, confusion or even offence.  We learn to consider how others might interpret our behaviour and also examine our own interpretations, focusing on some of the areas that can cause division, such as gender norms, perceptions of rudeness and body language. 

Trainer: Jamie Spurway

Learning Objectives - by the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the wide-ranging influence of cultural background on people’s behaviour, expectations and beliefs
  • Utilise a simple tool for recognising and responding to misinterpretations stemming from cultural difference
  • Reconsider their responses to the behaviour of others, to avoid cultural difference becoming a source of anger and prejudice
  • Show improved communication skills when communicating with those from other cultures

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Starts: Wednesday, April 7th 2021 at 2:00pm
Ends: Wednesday, April 7th 2021 at 5:00pm

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Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: April 7th 2021

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This is an online event. Details for joining will be available in your booking confirmation email.  

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This event is organized by University of Glasgow.

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