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Intercultural Skills Workshop (KPU School of Business)

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Intercultural Skills Workshop (3 hours)

Intercultural Essentials for Thriving in a Multicultural Campus and Classroom

This interactive session provides a frank conversation about the aspirations of internationalizing higher

education, the intercultural afterthought, and the emergent challenges faced by teaching and

administrative faculty in making the “world around us” an integral aspect of the Canadian campus

experience.

In racing to internationalize, education institutions throughout North America have also placed

unexpected and sometimes harsh burdens on faculty and staff. This session examines how a clearer path

to culture change can help to meet the challenges that have emerged in the classroom and throughout

the multicultural campus. It will also introduce the concept and framework of intercultural fluency, and

provide applicable knowledge, skills and a variety of concrete tools that lead to more effective

engagement with a culturally diverse student body.

The sessions will also cover:

• The impact of cultural differences (cultural bias) on teaching and learning

• The stages of organizational change that must occur for inclusion to be institutionalized

• Developing Intercultural Fluency and Intercultural Teaching Fluency

• Whose responsibility is it to adapt?

• Overcoming the fear of saying the wrong thing

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