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Practical Interculturalism

This is a universally relevant course, delivering the practical tools and skills necessary for competent intercultural interaction. We examine the component elements of culture shock and culture clash and provide participants with flexible strategies for tackling issues that commonly arise in the multicultural workplace or public sphere.

CALB GlobeAim: Achieve the awareness and skills necessary for effective intercultural interactions in the workplace and public sphere

On completion participants will be able to:

  • Define different aspects of Culture
  • Describe their own personal and group identity and cultural characteristics
  • Recognise the dynamics of ethnocentrism
  • Identify with the symptoms of and responses to Culture Shock
  • Identify possible pitfalls inherent in cross-cultural interaction in a workplace and social context
  • Describe the links between assumptions, presumptions, stereotypes, prejudice and racism
  • Describe the spectrum of Cultural Dimensions (collectivist/individualist; direct/indirect etc)
  • Participate in current discourse on Culture Clash and Culture Bumps in an Irish context
  • Engage with contemporary theories on cross- culturalism, multiculturalism and interculturalism
  • Practically apply these theories to day-to-day situations they encounter
  • Adopt a less reactive response to unfamiliar communication styles and cultural norms or values
  • Engage in cross-cultural adaptation in the context of a Third Space
  • Deal confidently and competently with the ever- changing challenges of cultural interface
  • Refer to relevant information, advice and support agencies

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Coming Up

A Public Information Presentation entitled ‘Making a Will won’t kill you’ is to take place in Beara, County Cork at Eyeries National School at 7.30pm on Tuesday 23 February 2016. Hosted by Eyeries NS Parents’ Association and delivered by Anne O’Carroll of Cascade Training Consultancy, this jargon-free presentation gives practical tips on how to make a will, what happens if you don’t and how best to provide for your loved ones, avail of tax breaks and ensure peace of mind. This event is a fund-raiser for the school and is open to all, but parents of young children or other dependents are particularly encouraged to attend. There will be a Question & Answer session afterwards and handouts will be provided.

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Excellent! No time wasted or needless repetition, there was information conveyed all the time. Also relaxed, no jargon and friendly.

Excellent, I will approach many situations in a more confident way. I hope to be more tuned in.

Very useful and will be used in my everyday work.

An excellent learning experience in the field of intercultural communication. Thank You!

Very very practical and useful in an everyday way. Kept my attention all day!


Well thought out.

Fascinating – Very Interesting.

Very focused. Not a minute wasted. Anne and Sabrina worked well together and are obviously really well prepared. Very enjoyable, more of this please!

An invigorating, interesting journey through dealing with interculturalism.

A very useful insight into an underestimated area of work.

Surprisingly better than I had imagined – fun but practical and informative. Thank you.

Very interesting entertaining and crucial for working and living in a multicultural society.

Helpful, enjoyable, professional, realistic and non-judgemental.

Excellent! A high standard of training.

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