Cross/Intercultural Competencies and Intercultural Effectiveness

Cross/intercultural competencies and intercultural effectiveness are terms frequently used when referring to understanding and effectively engaging with people from other cultures and perspectives and practices different from our own. Being open to engaging with differences brings both opportunities and challenges. What are some of the tensions we experience? In this session, and drawing from a reflective process, we will explore some of these tensions and how we might take them up  as a pathway – an opportunity to achieve a deeper level of awareness, understanding, and engagement with cultural differences. 
Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore the meaning and aims of cross/intercultural competencies
  • Identify challenges, tensions, and opportunities experienced in a diverse work and learning context
  • Discuss how challenges and tensions provide opportunities for deeper, more culturally sensitive, personal and professional cross/intercultural responsiveness.  
May 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Learning Studio F (TI 250)
Guest Facilitator(s) 
Colleen Kawalilak
Jennifer Lock
Max Attendees 
No Cost
Event Category 
Educational Development
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