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Intercultural Training

 

“With the goal to increase awareness of how culture can frame our experiences, QUIC offers Intercultural training to both International and Domestic students at Queen’s”

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Intercultural awareness certificate

QUIC invites students to participate in a five-part series of workshops which will help to recognize that gaining intercultural awareness requires a commitment to life-long learning. Within the training participants will find opportunities to:

  • Describe the concept of culture and apply towards consideration of your own experiences;
  • Become familiar with several dimensions of culture that will help you to navigate new or unfamiliar cultural environments;
  • Learn techniques skills that promote a reflective approach when interacting with, or within, new or unfamiliar cultures;
  • Share your culture(s) and experience with your cohort.

To receive a certificate participants must attend five 120 minute workshops in a specific series. Series are offered in the Fall and Winter Terms. You can see the full schedule here. Space is limited. If you have any questions or you would like to reserve a space, please email quic.training@queensu.ca.

Workshops Descriptions

Session One

Participants will be introduced to basic concepts of intercultural learning and theory, with an emphasis on how culture can frame our experience and perception.

Session Two

Participants will learn about how values and beliefs are tied to expectations and interpretations of interpersonal interactions.

Session Three

This session draws attention to how the cultures we’re connected to can overlap and interact with other cultures in ways we may not aware of, particularly in the connect of colonialism.

Session Four

In this workshop, we will look at how we communicate and respond to difference. Participants will be introduced to the R.D.I. approach to navigating interactions across cultures and consider empathic approaches to communication.

Session Five

In the final session participants will apply the knowledge and ideas covered in the sessions towards towards two collective self-reflection exercises with an emphasis on how the material and concepts have affected us.

2022/23 Schedule

2022 Summer SeriesSeries 2 (Fall 2022)Series 3 (Fall 2022)Series 4 (Fall 2022)Series 5 (Winter 2023)Series 6 (Winter 2023)Series 7 (Winter 2023)Series 8 (Winter 2023)

Queen’s Global Summer 2022 Series

Dates

Tuesdays, 12:30 to 2:30pm: July 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9 – Register Here!

Location

In-person – location TBD

Series 2

Dates

Thursdays, 10:30am to 12:30pm: September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13

Location

Location and format TBD

Series 3

Dates

Wednesdays, 10:30am to 12:30pm: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Location

Location and format TBD

Series 4

Dates

Thursdays, 1:30 to 3:30pm: November 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec. 1

Location

Location and format TBD

Series 5

Dates

Tuesdays, 10:30am to 12:30pm: January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14

Location

Location and format TBD

Series 6

Dates

Thursdays, 2:30 to 4:30pm: January 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16

Location

Location and format TBD

Series 7

Dates

Wednesdays, 10:30am to 12:30pm: March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5

Location

Location and format TBD

Series 8

Dates

Thursdays, 1:30 to 3:30pm: March 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6

Location

Location and format TBD