Netherlands, Groningen

Intercultural Competence

when 21 June 2019 - 25 June 2019
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1500

Intercultural competence is considered one of the top 10 work skills needed for the workforce of 2020. It entails recognizing cultural differences, understanding how these differences influence interaction and maximizing that knowledge in order to minimize misunderstanding.

This summer school is a structured training based on a developmental approach to building intercultural competence, regardless of your current level of cultural understanding. The offered program will be taught by a senior practitioner in the field with more than 10 years’ experience in intercultural training development and delivery and will cover everything from cultural stereotypes to cognitive and communication styles.

Course leader

Drs. M.S. Carriere

Target group

This winter school is intended for professionals in the field(s) of intercultural competence/internationalization. Participants of this winter school are selected on the basis of interest in Intercultural Competence as expressed in a brief motivational letter.

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to not only follow passively, but to participate actively in the discussions.

Course aim

The Winter School will cover the following components:
- Intercultural training competencies
- Cultural stereotypes and cultural generalizations
- A Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity
- Characteristics of cultural marginality
- Training content challenges
- Thinking styles
- Low-context communication
- High-context communication
- Intercultural training methods and resources

Credits info

A certificate of attendance will be awarded

Fee info

EUR 1500: The fee (€1500) includes:
- Participation in the programme
- Lunches
- Coffee/tea