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PERS 148: Effective Intercultural Communication
By Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

PERS 148: Introduction to Effective Intercultural Communication is a facilitated online training opportunity for those who would like to increase their intercultural understanding and communication skills through developing self-awareness.

Participants identify cultural influences, gain insight into their own cultural rules, norms and biases and use empathy to discuss the interconnection and complexity of culture and communication.

Participants will also understand the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous peoples in Canada and develop tools and strategies to work across differences. The course is instructed through videos and infographics, so there is not a lot of reading.

There will be an expert facilitating the discussions in the course. Students and employees will be mixed together in each cohort of 25. There are 50 spots available in total. A Co-Curricular Record (CCR) will be awarded to students upon completion; PERS 148 will be recorded on employee development transcripts. Registration closes Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

When: Mondays, 5 - 6 pm

Commitment: 2 hours per week (1-hour live group discussion and 1 hour reading/homework)