Culture impacts everything that individuals do, at work and at home. In this workshop, participants will reflect on transition issues related to their specific family situation; learn about the target culture and its values, beliefs, and norms; as well as gain practical hints and tips on daily living and work issues related to their specific situation. They will also have many opportunities to reflect on their own cultural assumptions and behaviours, and how this may compare or contrast with their culture of origin.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to do the following:
- Discuss the terms target culture and target values.
- Implement tips on working and living in a host country.
- Reflect on personal cultural assumptions and behaviours.
- Understand and develop effective cross-cultural communication.