Enhancing Intercultural Competence

Diversity Students InteractingThe Center for Diversity is pleased to announce the return of Intercultural Communication Workshops.  To be offered this year are:

Workshop I: Culture and Communication Styles
   
  Monday, October 6
  9th and 10th periods, 3:25 - 5:10
  M115
   
  Thursday, November 6
  8th - 9th periods, 2:30 - 4:15
  O257
   
Workshop II: Commonalities and Team Building
   
  Monday, October 20
  9th - 10th periods, 3:25 - 5:10
  M115
   
Workshop III Experiences, Values, Beliefs, and Attitudes
   
  Wednesday, October 1
  6th - 7th periods, 12:40 - 2:25
  G221
   
Workshop IV The Difficulty of Difference
   
   To be scheduled during winter quarter
   
To register for a workshop, please contact Luanne Tilstra.

 

Workshops I & II are the same as last year; Workshops III & IV are new.  It is necessary that you complete the workshops in order. 

The exact scheduling of the workshops will be announced soon.  All the workshops are 105 minutes long, and are scheduled over two consecutive class periods.

For those of you who are new to these workshops, know that they are part of an intentional plan to enhance the climate of respect for diversity on the Rose-Hulman campus.  The workshops are not culture specific, but rather focus on helping attendees grow the skills that will facilitate effective interaction with folks who are different, regardless of the category or magnitude of that difference. 

Based on comments from previous attendees, it is clear that the most popular feature of the workshops is the opportunity to get to know people from other departments.  Attendees have learned things that have helped them better understand and get along with people both at work and in their families.  To quote a former participant, “It’s an important topic and the workshops were fun!”