Intercultural Communication Event at UWE

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29th October 2011 – University of the West of England, Bristol

10 AM, 29th October 2011

Day Event hosted by SIETAR UK and University of the West of England, Bristol

Venue: University of the West of England, Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

In recognition of the significance of efficient communication in modern complex workplaces there has been an explosion of interest in cultural diversity and intercultural (IC) facilitation and training. Leading training companies in the UK report a steady growth in demand for training over the past few years and studies on IC skills/competence and IC training provide evidence suggesting that training is of benefit to trainees but also to the companies as a whole. Intercultural communication discourses have also become dominant in social life and found their way into policy documents (e.g. National Occupational Standards for Intercultural Working) referring to the skills an individual needs to have or acquire in order to interact ‘successfully’ and work ‘efficiently’ in multinational/multilingual contexts. What is particularly relevant to the IC field however is the scarcity of work bridging theory and practice. Accordingly the aim of this one day event is to bring academic research closer to professional practice and for the experience of the IC trainers and practitioners to feed back into academic research.

For further programme details please contact: Dr Jo Angouri ([email protected])

Preliminary programme

10.00 Conference Opening

10.30-11.30 Celia Roberts, King’s College, London

11.30-12.00 Coffee break

12.00-13.00 Carlos Gonzalez-Carrasco, Transcultural Business Group

13.00-14.00 Lunch break

14.00-15.00 Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini, University of Warwick

15.00-16.00 George Simons, Diversophy

16.00-17.30: Round table and Coffee: Details tbc

17.30. Conference Close


SIETAR members and BAAL conference delegates: £65

Non members: £90

Students: £35

Details on how delegates can register a be found here.

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