Netherlands, Groningen

Intercultural Competence

when 26 June 2017 - 30 June 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 500

In today’s globalized world, interaction between people is intercultural by nature. The ability to collaborate with others from diverse backgrounds is seen as key to employability as workforces become increasingly international and mobile while at the same time technology cuts across boundaries.

As such, intercultural competence has been identified as one of the top 10 work skills needed for the workforce of 2020 alongside skills such as sense-making, social intelligence, adaptive thinking, new media literacy, transdisciplinarity, and design mindset. Intercultural competence entails being able to recognize cultural variables, to understand how these variables influence interaction and maximizing that knowledge to minimize misunderstanding.

Course leader

Drs. M.S. Carriere

Target group

This summer school is intended for bachelor and master students and PhDs.

Course aim

This summer school is a structured training based on a developmental approach to building intercultural competence, regardless of your current level of cultural understanding. The offered program will be taught by a senior practitioner in the field with more than 10 years’ experience in intercultural training development and delivery and will cover everything from cultural stereotypes to cognitive and communication styles.

Credits info

A certificate of attendance will be awarded

Fee info

EUR 500: The fee for Master and PhD students is € 500
The fee includes:
•participation in the programme
•coffee and tea
EUR 250: The fee for undergraduate students is € 250
The fee includes:
•participation in the programme
•coffee and tea