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WHAT IS IT?
This is a FREE facilitated online opportunity for students who would like to increase their intercultural understanding and communication skills through developing self-awareness. Participants identify cultural influences, gain insight into their own cultural rules, norms and biases and use empathy to discuss the interconnection and complexity of culture and communication. Participants will also understand the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous peoples in Canada and develop tools and strategies to work across differences.
The course is designed knowing you are busy. It can take about 1 hour per week and is 6 weeks long. The course is instructed through videos and infographics so there is not a lot of reading. There will be an expert facilitating the discussions in the course.
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The Course Is Divided into Five Modules:
What Do You Need to Do to Pass?
Why Is This Important?
What does Intercultural Development Mean?
A Story Behind Your Name
Culture and Communication
Influences on Intercultural Interactions
High Context and Low Context Communication
Barriers in Intercultural Communication
The Stories We Don’t Want To Tell
Power and Privilege
Reflecting on Power and Privilege
Challenges in Intercultural Communication
What’s Happening? Part 2
Strategies for Your Intercultural Development
Stress and Mindfulness
Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, and Resilience
What Does Reconciliation Mean to You?
Keep in Mind
Scenario: Who Belongs?
Going Forward – Reflection of Learning