Intercultural Management is the promotion of cross-cultural understanding and development of intercultural competence. Cultural diversity management in international schools prepares students to become citizens in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society; it fosters mutual respect and teamwork; enables students to achieve common goals and share common values. It develops boundary spanning skills, flexibility and a tolerance for ambiguity. It develops abilities to reconcile dilemmas resulting from seemingly paradoxical viewpoints. Intercultural Management at international schools contributes to the development of tomorrow’s future global thinkers and leaders.
Do you feel you have the necessary intercultural attitude, knowledge and skills to perform effectively in the international school environment? Do you deal effectively with cultural differences? The target of this workshop is to understand what competencies are inherent in intercultural competence and to acquire guidelines on developing these competencies. Participants will take part in an intercultural competence assessment (IDI) prior to the workshop and receive coaching on their strengths and possible development areas.
- Intercultural competence; what is it?
- Presentation on intercultural competence (based on Bennet and Hammer, Deardorff etc.)
- Presentation and workshop on the intercultural development continuum; from denial to adaptation
- Recognizing the five stages of intercultural competence