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Ann Arbor MI 12-08-2017 12-08-2017 Intercultural Awareness

Intercultural Awareness

Offered by Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training and Education

December 8, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
M1122 SPH II
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

Sponsored by: Public Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program
Contact Information: Nichole Burnside (sphdeicomm@umich.edu )

Registration: http://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/ttc/sessions/intercultural-awareness/

There are many hidden ways in which culture influences behavior. Starting with an understanding of American culture, this session focuses on cultural differences between countries and how "common sense" assumptions we make about others may be flawed. You will learn to: 

  • Determine some American cultural values and norms that might differ from other cultures
  • Discuss some of the challenges persons from other cultures might face at a US educational institution, as a student or employee
  • Identify examples of verbal and nonverbal communication, symbolic meaning, cultural norms and cultural values You will benefit by:
    • Obtaining a general framework for understanding culture
    • Increasing self-awareness and improving competency in both inter -and intra-cultural communications Audience: Anyone who would like to learn how to be more sensitive to the issues that people from other cultures face here at U-M