Intercultural Training

Target group:
International PhD students of the GGG with good command of spoken English, other PhD students if free places are available

18.11. & 25.11.2016
(09:30 - 17:00)

Historische Sternwarte (Tagungszentrum) / Historical Observatory (Conference Centre), Geismar Landstraße 11
18.11. Seminarraum 2; 25.11. Seminarraum 2

Available seats: 16
Course language: English
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Gardenia Alonso

Seminars objectives:
To successfully tackle the challenges of today's multicultural academic and professional landscape also researchers have to be able to facilitate difficult conversations and manage intercultural work situations and conflicts effectively. Building the capacity to mediate successfully with differing cultural perspectives is a critical component for creating and maintaining sustainable professional relationships and performance in this field.
Designed as an interactive workshop, this training provides participants with essential cross-cultural skills for building collaborative relationships and work effectively in the field of science and research. Using hands-on exercises and simulation role-plays, participants will identify and analyze personal approaches to different intercultural situations, practice giving presentations to an international audience considering intercultural aspects, build their capacity as facilitators and problem-solvers in international research teams and increase their cross-cultural competency.

Credits: 2-3 Credits
Demands: research and preparation of an individual presentation / performance of a short intercultural training section + short report as well as full and active participation within the training
optional: paper (+ 1 credit)

Application starts 15.08.2016
Application only via:
Contact for more information: Judith Kaschner, Phone: +551 39-20905

This course is organized by the Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences (GGG).