Intercultural Communication: Foundation for Cultural Competencycontinuingstudies.wisc.edu/0896-C-PDAS See upcoming dates
This class is two mornings, offered in a participatory live-online format with brief prework.
Do you work with colleagues, customers, or partners who grew up in a different country or within a different culture than you? Increasingly, the U.S. workplace, no matter where it is located, is multinational and multicultural. You and your team need to know how to adjust communication styles and management strategies to avoid misunderstanding and conflict.
Communication across cultures often breaks down due to differences in cultural assumptions and practices that are not immediately visible and are frequently misinterpreted. This practical course will introduce you to proven tools that will enable you to grow your cultural intelligence (CQ). You will learn to identify and understand cultural differences between countries/groups and lay the foundation for strong intercultural communication that has immediate application both domestically and globally. You will also gain clear strategies for adjusting your verbal and nonverbal communication to minimize misunderstanding and build trust with diverse individuals and across groups.
Access to a tool that maps your personal cultural profile is included in the price of the course.
- Define and distinguish between terms such as multicultural, cross-cultural and intercultural.
- Describe the difference between surface cultural practices and deep cultural values that drive most of our emotions and actions.
- Understand cultural dimensions that underlie the basic differences across national cultures.
- Assess multiple tools available to measure differences between cultures and assist us in navigating those differences.
- Become aware of your own level of cultural competency (CQ).
- Learn to adjust communication styles and management strategies to avoid and overcome cultural misunderstandings.
- Practice strategies for adapting the use of English with partners and team members who are not native English speakers.
Overview: Extra Information
Division of Continuing Studies is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.
Earn Continuing Education Hours
By participating in this class you will earn:
|University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units||.6|
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