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The University is host to many students and staff from other parts of the world. In this lively session, International Student and Scholar Services will provide a whirlwind tour of the globe by addressing a series of questions, including general questions such as:
As well as specific questions such as:
Bring your own questions and hear directly from a student panel about their impressions of the U.S. and U of MN.
Many of us strive to find practical tips and specific skills for being more effective in our communication with people from different cultures. In this session, you'll explore some of the most common cultural differences encountered, identify your own communication style preferences, and gain concrete ideas for your next steps in developing your intercultural competence.
In this two-part workshop, we will explore different models and approaches to conflict and the ways in which you can gain conflict fluency. “Conflict fluency” is the ability to interact and engage with conflict in intentional and effective ways. Participants will increase their understanding of how conflict can be constructively engaged and managed and the ways in which positive outcomes can occur as a result of conflict.
In Part One, participants will explore models and tools as applied to various conflict situations in order to:
In Part Two, participants will continue to explore models and tools in order to:
There is a $12 fee for this course to cover the ISCI instrument.
May 21, 2013
September 26, 2013
Major transitions at work are becoming more and more common. This session will outline how change and transition affect your work and personal life. This session will introduce transition and change models and allow time to practice with tools that will help you be successful in changing times.
Supervisors and team leaders play a key role in ensuring that change and transition occur smoothly and successfully. This session will provide the tools you need to effectively manage transitions and change within your work group.
June 26, 2013
October 29, 2013
This session will use the StrengthsQuest/StrengthsFinder assessment to help you explore your strengths and how you apply them to accomplish your goals and be an effective team member. The StrengthsQuest/StrengthsFinder assessment can be an effective tool for helping people identify their talents and apply them on the job. This two-hour course provides an opportunity to complete the assessment and explore the results with others.
There is a $9 fee for the StrengthsQuest/StrengthsFinder assessment, payable by EFS# or check. The assessment must be purchased and completed at least one week prior to the workshop. After payment is received, you will receive your personal code approximately two weeks before the workshop.