As global citizens we communicate daily between different industries, work environments, backgrounds, and cultures, and frequently encounter differences in communication styles.  In order to become an effective communicator - to make an impact in your field - it is important to build your skills in communicating across a range of cultures and contexts. 
In this interactive workshop you will become aware of the communication hurdles present in the workplace and gain some practical knowledge to help you overcome them. Learn how to adapt your behaviour while maintaining your own identity and delivering your key message.

Students say:

"This is a great workshop.  The speaker is fantastic."

"I gained a better realisation, understanding and addressing of cultural issues in the work, education and social environments."

"This is a valuable session.  I really learnt a lot."

Facilitator Bio - Maryam (Shirin) Jamarani

Dr. Maryam (Shirin) Jamarani is a teacher and researcher in the broad fields of Intercultural Communication and Applied Linguistics. She has been teaching in these fields for the last decade at the tertiary level. Her main areas of research and publication are Intercultural Communication, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Acculturation, Migrant settlement and Perceived Discrimination.

 Identity, Language and Culture in Diaspora, and the co-editor of Language and Intercultural Communication in the New Era.

This session was formerly known as Communicating Across Cultures: A Global Perspective.  

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About Communication

Learning to communicate effectively is critical to your ability to transfer your knowledge and research, build relationships, and gain employment. As you progress in your career these skills will become more important. The ability to master verbal, non-verbal, interpersonal, and written comunication will allow you to communicate with clarity and influence. ‘Effective communication’ also appears in almost every job advertisement as a skill required by employers. 

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St Lucia