Sunday, April 7, 2013

Workshop: Developing Cultural Fluency - April 13, 2013

Topic: Developing Cultural Fluency
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Manarat Libya (see Map)

“Developing Cultural Fluency” means not just understanding the words that a person from another culture is saying; it also means correctly interpreting what they really mean.  Teaching English grammar and vocabulary is only part of teaching students to understand English speakers from other cultures.  World-view and cultural assumptions are also a critical part of communication and understanding.

This workshop includes understanding the three main types of world-views in our world today.  It will include becoming aware of other cultural dimensions that are critical to good communication, trust and mutually beneficial relationships. We will also review the general differences between typical Libyan culture and typical American cultural.

The outcomes of this workshop will be learning your own dominant world-view, better self-understanding and better understanding of other people on several different cultural levels.  These outcomes should be of great benefit to those attending in terms of reduced misunderstandings and conflicts, and more successful communications both professionally and personally.

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Mr. Joseph Branch brings over 30 years of intercultural training and experience in the international business and training world.  He is a certified executive coach with the International Coaching Federation, and a certified behavior consultant in leadership development, strategic consulting and leadership coaching. He has lived and worked long-term in 7 countries, speaks several languages, and is starting his 3rd international business in North Africa.

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