Sign Up Form: Cultural Detectives Workshop

The Russian and Eurasian Studies Department with the Language Resource Center (LRC) brings to you the *Cultural Detectives Workshop* led by Professor of Intercultural Communication from Khabarovsk State Academy of Economics and Law University, Olga Kovbasyuk. In this fun, hands-on and interactive workshop, you will gain increased knowledge and awareness of personal core values and those of others and begin to develop basic skills to cope with cultural differences in your academic, professional and/or personal lives. The Cultural Detective is a new approach to a centuries-old challenge- how to better understand and collaborate with people from other cultures. What is new rather than memorizing a long list of do’s and don’ts, the facilitators will assists participants’ discovery of core values that have been derived from research by cultural insiders and experts in intercultural communication. In addition, you will gain a deeper understanding of three specific cultures: Russian (the culture of the facilitator), American, and Mexican. Through case studies, music, readings, small group discussions and personal stories shared by the facilitator and participants, you will be able to take a unique look at the cultures, their traditions, customs and values. Once you understand core values of a culture, you are more likely to accurate decipher the intentions behind actions of their international colleagues, and most importantly see them as unique individuals influenced by culture rather than as stereotypical representation of a culture. Cultural Detective method has been used by major multinationals and NGOs worldwide since 1989, and has been publicly available since 2004. It includes a series of culture- and topic-specific packages. The project is a unique collaboration of over 150 international business, organization and learning professionals. The workshop consists of two parts that will take place on the first Monday and Tuesday after the Spring break - *March 26th and 27th. The time for both days is from 4:30 until 6:30pm* If you are interested in participating please answer and submit all the questions bellow.
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