Training and Development

Communicating Across Cultures

class code - HRTD_PD007 Login and Register at myUK

duration - 4 hours

When faced by an interaction that we do not understand, people tend to interpret the others involved as "abnormal", "weird", or "wrong". This tendency can lead to prejudice. It is vital that we learn to control the human tendency to translate "different from me" into "less than me." We can learn to do this. Awareness of cultural differences doesn't have to divide us from each other. It doesn't have to paralyze us either, for fear of not saying the "right thing". In fact, becoming more aware of our cultural differences, as well as exploring our similarities, can help us communicate with each other more effectively.

  • Recognize the six fundamental patterns of cultural difference.
  • Respect differences and work together.
  • Recognize the importance of non-verbal communication in multicultural interactions.
  • Recognize and apply the ultimate gesture when communicating multi-culturally.
  • Apply guidelines for multicultural collaboration.
  • Identify and apply techniques to communicate across culture and language.
  • Recognize and use tactics for removing cross cultural communication barriers.

Date(s) & Time(s)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Marietta Watts
Location: 220 Scovell Hall - Suite 1
Status: Open

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Marietta Watts
Location: 220 Scovell Hall - Suite 1
Status: Open

Login and Register at myUK

To register and complete this course, please login to myUK. After logging in, choose the Training tab which is found as one of the options under the Employee Self-Service tab.

Disclaimer: Class availability, dates, and times are subject to change. Please verify availability, dates, and times in the Training Management Center at http://myuk.uky.edu.
University of Kentucky - An Equal Opportunity University
Training & Development:  Our Mission
Questions/Feedback: Training/Development Related | Web Site Related
Last Modified: December 10, 2013
Professional Development
123 Scovell Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0064
Phone: (859) 257-9623
Fax: (859) 323-4815
Technology Training
207 McVey Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0045
Phone: (859) 257-3856
Fax: (859) 257-4031