Different cultural backgrounds can create unintended misunderstandings. Some gestures can be considered offensive in Asian cultures. Repeated misunderstandings can create discomfort and discourage relationship building.
Become more culturally sensitive to East Asian culture.
Raise your awareness of the nuances of cross-culture communication, and the importance of words, actions, gestures, and body language.
As your awareness expands, you are invited to discuss, practice, and reflect on your own experiences.
Be introduced to some social science studies of Hofstede's cultural dimensions and Erin Meyer's cultural insights and studies. These studies often use terms to describe East Asian cultures as collectively oriented (vs. individualist), hierarchal (vs. egalitarian), and low touch (vs. high touch). Apply these studies so you can better reach out to East Asian cultures in your friendships, interactions, or at work to effectively build relationships.
Masks are not required at this time.
Course 222133 | Live | 6 CEUs available
Date Tuesdays, August 9, 16, 23
Time 7:00 - 9:00 PM CST
Cost $65/55 payment 10 days in advance