Join American University's Intercultural Management Institute for its Spring weekend skills workshops. The courses being offered include:
INTERCULTURAL TRAINING AND FACILITATION: SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES, February 8 and 9
What does it mean to be a "trainer"? What are the skills necessary to be effective with diverse populations? How can you train children? Effective intercultural training must first and foremost be effective training. This Institute will review the unique combination of skills necessary for effective and responsible intercultural training with a cutting-edge practitioner.
GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCE RESEARCH, March 11 and 12
This institute provides an overview of the field of global research and its implication for the design of responsive global assignment programs. The session will explore various types of prevalent research methodologies, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. Topics chosen for this institute will reflect the diverse array of challenges facing relocation professionals today.
NEGOTIATING ACROSS CULTURES: A FORUM FOR BUSINESS, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING PROFESSIONALS, March 13 and 14
Negotiating Across Cultures is a two interactive dialogue and debate on the dynamic field of intercultural management, bringing together business, education, and training professionals while covering a broad range of topics. Global business management, training methodologies, global organizational development, and conflict management are only a few of the areas to be explored. Diverse program offerings include lectures, panel discussions, interactive simulation exercises, and roundtables.
PROGRAMMING FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION, March 15 and 16
This course is an intensive practicum for individuals whose work entails, or will entail, the design and implementation of study abroad programs, international student advisement, and campus internationalization efforts. The course takes a hands-on, skill-oriented approach to the administrative realities facing practitioners, and also gives participants opportunities to grapple with the conceptual and ethical issues associated with international programming. Case studies, critical incidents, and small-group activities are heavily utilized, and the instructor focuses upon participants' real-life experiences and learning goals in an effort to make the course as relevant as possible to individual circumstances outside the course.
CROSS-CULTURAL ADAPTATION: THE INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, AND MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN, April 5 and 6
Gary Weaver and Kathy Jordan
Each member of the family may react to cross-cultural adjustment stress differently, and must be treated differently in training. This training will focus specifically on the dynamics of cross-cultural adaptation stress, and how trainers can help individuals and families prepare for it. This course will address topics including the process of cross cultural adaptation, culture shock and reverse culture shock, relocating the family, children - going overseas and returning home, and Third-Culture Children (TCKs).
MULITCULTURAL NEGOTIATION AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT, April 26 and 27
This institute applies intercultural learning to two specific real-world arenas: international negotiations and crisis management. In both areas, a knowledge of the impact of affective behavior across cultural boundaries is critical to success. This institute examines the underlying dynamics, uses case studies and other interactive techniques, and provides an opportunity for skills practice.
Intercultural Management Institute
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8177
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