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Alumni Event

Young Alumni Network - Workshop Effective Intercultural Communication

Thursday 31 May 2018
Faculty Club
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden
Have to meet a deadline and cope with difficult people at the same time? Think you perform well but your boss ignores you? Try to lead your team ahead while one person is foot-dragging? 

Working in diverse teams can be a challenge. Different ways of thinking and communicating not only make stressful work situations even more stressful, but also affect career success. Culture and personality differences can be stimulating and inspiring, but they can be extremely unpleasant when handled poorly.

Does this sound familiar to you? Join our workshop about culture, personality, and communications, led by Ardi Bouwers and Tao Yue. We'll start discussing what defines culture and learn to recognize various communication styles. Then – in small groups - we will share experiences, gain insight into amusing and painful intercultural miscommunication, and discuss how to adjust your personal style to make the best of awkward situations.

This event is English spoken.

The programme

19.00 - 19.30 hrs: Doors open (coffee/tea)
19.30 - 21.30 hrs: Main programme
21.30 - 22.30 hrs: Drinks

More info and registration

Date Thursday 31 May 2018
Time 19.00-22.30 hrs
Location Faculty Club Leiden (Rapenburg 73)
For whom? Young alumni (up to and until 35 years) from Leiden University
Entrance fee €7,50
Registration Please register here
Please note This event is English spoken

About the speakers

Ardi Bouwers is founder of the Cross Culture Club, specializing in training intercultural communication skills. She is also CEO of China Circle, with a focus on communication and media in China. She teaches Journalism and Communication at a university in China. She studied Sinology at Leiden University and Nanjing University.

Tao Yue provides East-West intercultural training and coaching and develops insightful business case studies and executive training materials. She is managing editor at the Case Development Centre of RSM of Erasmus University. She studied English language and literature in Shanghai and followed a master social sciences in Amsterdam. 

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