Intercultural Communication Series


This series includes two to four workshops per year designed to develop participants’ intercultural communication skills. Each workshop focuses on promoting the use of strategies to manage differences across cultures and develop positive relationships with supervisors, students, and in the workplace. 

Sample topics include:

  • Navigating Academic Intercultural Relationships with Supervisors and Colleagues

What to expect

90-minute interactive sessions with opportunities to practice relevant skills and strategies to communicate across cultures.

FALL 2019 Series

Navigating Academic Intercultural Relationships with Supervisors and Colleagues is a 3-hour workshop designed for international graduate students and postdocs who would like to learn strategies to improve their relationships with students, peers and supervisors across cultures. Join us for an interactive session where you will engage in activities that will help you take ownership of the process of navigating cultural differences and avoiding intercultural conflict.

Presenter: Ana Gonzalez, Educational Developer, Centre for Teaching and Learning


Series Information

Upcoming Sessions

No sessions are scheduled at present.


Registration Instructions

  1. Login to Western Connect using your Western username and password.
  2. Go to the Centre for Teaching and Learning section and select Event Calendar.
  3. Search for and select the event you wish to register in. Details and a description of the program will appear.
  4. Select the Register for this Event button. If the event has reached capacity, you may have the option to register on the waitlist.
  5. You will receive an automated confirmation email to your Western email account. 

If you have any questions or problems registering for an event, please consult our FAQs or contact


Graduate students, postdoctoral scholars


Typically offered once a year.

Late arrival policy

If you want to receive credit for a Future Prof workshop for the Western Certificate in University Teaching, you need to arrive to workshops on time or early. Participants who arrive more than 10 minutes late for a workshop or those who leave more than 10 minutes before the end of the session will not receive credit toward the Certificate.

Applies to following certificates

Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning

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Testimonials from participants

“In the session on Active Learning, I liked the inclusion of evidence based statements that demonstrate how these strategies are impactful. I enjoyed hearing about engagement strategies first hand from experienced teachers.” 

“The ideas proposed on how to engage students and how to negotiate office hours were really useful!! It gave us innovative ideas on how to deal with students and make sure that our TA experience is a positive one.”

“The universal design  (UDL) workshop had an excellent balance of theory and application. I found the activities very helpful, and appreciated the opportunity for small group discussion in the case studies, as well as individual work towards the end. I walked away with the tools and mindset to start applying UDL principles to my own teaching, so thank you! There were some concrete examples of how to motivate and support students , some of which I should be able to apply to my own teaching.”  

“Getting to practice the skills/components that we should be using in resumes and teaching philosophy statements was great. Also getting feedback from peers on what we practiced was excellent.”