“Culture [is] those deep, common, unstated experiences which members of a given culture share, which they communicate without knowing, and which form the backdrop against which all other events are judged.” Edward T. Hall
How does your cultural background impact the way that you communicate? In what ways does your cultural perspective impact how you interpret the interactions of others? How can we be more mindful of the impact of culture on our interactions with others?
This workshop will introduce you to three major cultural differences in communication styles. You will have the opportunity to explore your own communication style, and learn how this may influence your attempts to effectively communicate with individuals from other backgrounds.
Please note: Space is limited and tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. When you register, there will be an option to provide a question or scenario in advance! If you have a specific question or scenario about intercultural communication that you hope to have addressed in this workshop, please provide the details. Depending on the number of questions or scenarios submitted and the range of topics, it may not be possible to address all of the questions or scenarios within the workshop.
The deadline to submit questions and scenarios is Tuesday, April 16 (one week prior to the workshop).
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1