Intercultural Training in Science and Research

Target group:
PhD students of the Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences / Göttinger Graduiertenschule Gesellschaftswissenschaften (GGG).
PhD-Candidates of the Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen and members of the Schlözer-PhD-Program might participate too, if free seats will be available.

23.01. & 30.01.2015
(9:30 - 17:00)

Historische Sternwarte (Tagungszentrum) / Historical Observatory (Conference Centre)
Seminarraum 3 bzw. 2

Available seats: 16
Course language: English
Teacher: Prof. Dr. Gardenia Alonso (act international)

Seminar 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: For gaining 2 Credits: 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
Participants who want to receive 3 Credits are additionally asked to prepare a larger report (approximately 15 pages).

Application starts 17.11.2014
Application only via:
Contact for more information: Dr. Kristin Schröder, Phone: +551 39-20449

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