Cultural Awareness workshops

Cultural Awareness - Living and working in Denmark

Would you like to learn more about Danish culture and why Danes do the things they do? Our cultural awareness workshops are designed to give you insights into Danish culture, as well as into your own beliefs and stereotypes.

 

What's in it for you?

The cultural training is divided into two interactive workshop sessions during which you will experience some very Aha! moments. You will learn to understand why your Danish colleagues, students and the Danish people you meet act the way they do – allowing you to adjust your reactions accordingly.

 

The training will introduce you to some practical tools, not only useful in your collaboration with Danish colleagues and business partners, but in many cross-cultural situations.

 

There are 2 identical workshops to choose from. Each workshop is divided into 2 sessions: 
 

Workshop #1

  • Day 1: Thursday, October 24th, 3-6pm 
  • Day 2: Thursday, November 7th, 3-6pm

  

Workshop #2

  • Day 1: Tuesday, November 19th, 9-12pm
  • Day 2: Tuesday, December 3rd, 9-12pm

 

Day 1 Content: Half a day tailored culture workshop focusing on how new knowledge can be translated into skills that can be implemented in the international working day and daily life that the participants are a part of.  

 

Day 2 Content: Follow-up culture workshop on the lessons learned. We will add another layer of tools and perspectives to the training.

 

Sign-up deadlines

  • For workshop #1 is October 17th
  • For workshop #2 is October 31st

 

Testimonials from workshop participants:

“This training teaches participants how to laugh at and live with Danish and one's own blind spots. It was highly interactive, and intensely focused on problem definition [cultural and individual origins of bias], and facilitated the revelation of different biases and cultural habits among participants while contrasting these with an honest and incisive explanation of the Danish counterparts.”

 

“It was useful not only for the Danish context but gave tools for generally getting by in a new culture.”

 

“Somebody's behaviour might indeed not be meant rude, but stems from different cultural stand-points that that person grew up to. I will apply the ice berg theory when dealing with people who on first sight appear to behave strange.”

International Academic Staff - H√łegh-Guldbergs Gade 4A - 8000 - Aarhus - ias@au.dk