10 October 2013

Exploring personal strategies for navigating diverse cultures with Karen Huchendorf | Monday October 14, 2013 | 5.30pm

Sydney Facilitators Network in collaboration with the Sydney Development Circle.

This interactive session will explore strategies for navigating varying cultures, crucial to our work in the International aid and development sector as well as in our personal lives.

"Barnga" simulates cross-cultural interaction in an unfamiliar culture, where we expect that the norms and values governing interaction will be different, but don’t know how they are different.  Even when we discover how the cultural rules are different, we don’t always know what to do to bridge the differences. We also must manage ourselves in situations outside our comfort zones.

During the simulation, you will be asked to self-monitor feelings, thoughts and strategies, and our facilitator will conduct a debrief in terms of research on highly effective international managers and the intercultural effectiveness of their personal strategies for navigating diverse cultures.

Karen Huchendorf:
Karen Huchendorf has devoted her career to increasing the comfort, confidence and competence of people working in multicultural environments. Specialising since the early 1970’s in intercultural communication, she offers her expertise as a consultant, intercultural trainer, facilitator, and “culture coach”, supporting cross-cultural transitions and integration.

Sydney Development Circle
The Sydney Development Circle (SDC) is a mentoring and networking group open to anyone interested in international aid and community development at the local, regional and global levels. ENQUIRIES: Kiran Hutchinson 0414 905 290 Email: sydneydevtcircle@gmail.com

Venue:  [Our usual venue]
University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Level 5, Building 10, Jones Street, Ultimo (Cnr. Thomas Street).
Room 5.580
Take the lift to level 5 | cross the atrium footbridge | walk straight ahead to room 580.
From 5:30pm to 7:30pm sharp | No RSVP - Just turn up
Enquiries | Greg Jenkins greg@changeagent.com.au | 0418 486 501
Sharon McGann Sharon@apassion.com.au | 0414 537 305