Trainers: Lyle and Jen
Dialogue is a tool that can help our communities move together, heal and strengthen. Through dialogue, you, your colleagues and students can use the differences that threaten to fragment your campus to instead weave adaptable, strong communities. Constructive dialogue is a process that happens through learning how to actively listen and build intercultural awareness. These trainings are designed to construct meaningful, sustained dialogues on campus.
Intercultural Training (USA)
This train-the-trainer workshop is designed to enhance educators’ capacities to effectively facilitate intercultural learning. The training will focus on helping participants develop four core intercultural competencies:
- Increase cultural and personal self-awareness through reflecting on one’s own experience, past and present;
- Increase awareness of others within their own cultural and personal contexts;
- Learn to manage emotions and thoughts in the face of ambiguity, change, and challenging circumstances and people; and
- Bridge cultural gaps—that is, learn to shift frames and adapt behavior to cultural contexts different from one’s own.
Intercultural Training (EU)
This workshop presents creative resources, designed to prepare students, faculty and staff for open intercultural and interracial dialogues by focusing on the learning areas of communication skills, critical thinking, self awareness, and empathy building. The workshop will provide practical models on how to initiate student dialogue through intercultural film fragments. Additionally, the workshop will discuss strategies how to use intercultural resources and toolkits for implementing intercultural sessions into general curricula, such as first year seminars.