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Intercultural Communication Workshop
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3939-22-00-00There are 19 available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 23/10/2022
Date and time23.11.2022, at: 09:30 - 12:30
Regular seats20
Contact personSabina Nötzli Oostwoud    E-mail address: sabina.oostwoud@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This is a generic course. This means that the course is reserved for PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH.

Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at the Graduate School, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. After the enrolment deadline, available seats will be allocated to the waiting list.

The course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at NorDoc member universities. All other participants must pay the course fee

Intercultural communication - Diversity in people
In this interactive workshop, we will be exploring what culture and intercultural communication means to you and celebrate diversity in teams!

Cultural backpack
We each carry different elements of our culture with us wherever we go, like a cultural backpack. The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is a very interesting multicultural workplace. Some people experience they work in a very Danish setting surrounded by typical Danish values, while others describe working at UCPH as an extremely international working environment, with a mixture of international principles and guidelines, with English as the main language.

Most people at UCPH encounter this as an interesting, but sometimes challenging experience in terms of navigating and communicating with each other in a multicultural workplace. Should I use Danish or English? How to deal with a PhD supervisor who comes from another culture? Should I mail, phone, or visit to get my message across? Can or should I give feedback and how to do that?
However, better understanding, appreciating, and accommodating diversity as well as individual differences in communication style, can enhance the effectiveness of your (intercultural) professional interactions. At the workshop, we hope to inspire you on how you can optimize your intercultural communication skills and apply simple tools to add into your cultural backpack!

The workshop
This interactive workshop is targeted to PhD students at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH. Danes and non-Danes will profit from sharing experiences and getting advice from the facilitators.

At the workshop, we will work with:
• Learning and sharing about Danish and UCPH working culture
• Unconscious bias
• Giving “Danish” feedback
• English. Danish! Denglish?
• Communication and context

• Mark de Vos is a Dutch anthropologist. He is responsible for the University of Copenhagen’s Dual Career ~ Spouse Network, he works with researcher career development, EU projects and has many years of experience in holding intercultural trainings and workshops.
• Mary K. Kobia is a Certified Executive Coach with an MA in International Development Studies and Communication Studies. She has been working with talent management and career development for the past 9 years, offering career events and workshops for international researchers at the University of Copenhagen. Her areas of expertise are within career development, Dual Career Services, coaching & mentoring, and performance management.

Date and time
23 November 2022, 9:30-12:30.

Panum, Blegdamsvej 3b, in the back of Maersk Tower, 1st floor, room 62 (room 13.1.62).

Registration deadline
23 October 2022.

Coffee, tea, water, and fruit will be provided.

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