People’s worldviews and values are part of their personal identity. They can be determined by preference or by their cultural background.
Communication styles can also differ and they are usually defined by a person’s culture. Therefore, when interacting with people from different cultural backgrounds, sometimes communication can be difficult and ineffective, even when a common language is spoken.
Coming across as introverted or extroverted, explicit or evasive, emotionally expressive or restrained, can be a character trait but it can also be determined by a person’s cultural imprint regarding social norms.
During these workshops and trainings the aim is to explore these cultural aspects and to learn how to expand our range of competences to be used in intercultural encounters. Alongside acquiring cultural knowledge, self-awareness, awareness of others and bridging mechanisms are developed as tools to better navigate intercultural encounters.
The intercultural competence training can be adapted to specifically address intercultural conflict management.
Diversity and inclusion:
The obstacles to diversity acceptance and inclusion are based on worldviews and values, often but not only determined by unconsciuos biases.
The aim of this workshop is to create awareness of our own biases and to explore how much of our worldview is based on these biases; to understand their origins, rationalize and contextualize them. Furthermore, we explore how our emotional intelligence and empathy can influence our take on diversity.