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The International Office is working to offer workshops that are tailored to international PhD students.

"Intercultural Competence"

When: 16.11.2019 at 09:00-17:00 and offered again on 07.12.201 at 09:00-17:00

Where: International Meeting Centre (IBZ, Emil-Figge-Straße 59, 44227 Dortmund) Room 2/3

Registration: via Mail to

Language: English

Cultural competence is understood as the ability to act suitable and effectively in intercultural situations. This requires much more than just knowledge about intercultural theories, but involves actions, attitudes and skills. Intercultural competence demands a person to go beyond simply learning and memorizing facts, it demands the motivation to incorporate a reflexive, self-critical and open-minded attitude which consequently leads to certain actions.

In order to fulfill those aspects, the structure of this workshop provides a balance between theoretical input and intercultural experiences.

Topics covered within this workshop will be:

- Concept of culture and interculturality

- Cultural standards/dimensions

- Communication theories

- Stereotypes, Prejudice, Strangeness

- Identity and self-reflection

- Working with critical incidents (academic focus)