Training: ‘Communication & Intercultural Competence’

  • When: Friday 16th of November 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. & Saturday 17th  of November 2018 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
  • Where: International Center, seminar room
  • Trainer:  Lisa Buddemeier, intercultural trainer, coach & mediator
  • What: combines the components 'soft skill training' & 'intercultural training'

Starting your professional career brings a lot of challenges along. A good expertise in the corresponding field is necessary, but not enough. Apart from sound technical skills, employers will expect high communicative abilities as well as other soft skills. Non-German applicants face the additional challenge to interpret cultural subtilties correctly and to react in an adequate manner.

It is the goal of this 2-days training to build up the foundation for a successful and culture-conscious communication, and therewith support the start into a successful professional career within Germany.

Registration for the workshop: Please use the online-registration


  • Basic principles in communication:
    • My truth, your truth, our truth
    • Pitfalls in communication and how to overcome them
    • Four meanings of a message
    • Active listening
  • Cross Cultural Consciousness, knowledge and competence
    • Knowing about your own cultural imprint and cultural interdependence of world views, judging, values, everything…
    • Knowing about main cultural differences around the world
    • Aspects of German business culture(s)
    • Active practice of cross-culturally competent behaviour
    • Working on participants’ cases
  • Methods:

  • The two days will be a colourful mix of input, simulations, small group work, self-reflection, role plays, discussions etc.