UA Hosts Symposium on Communication Skills for Multicultural Environments
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences will host Cross Cultural Perspectives: Teaching and Learning in a Global Society, a one-day symposium on effective communication skills in multicultural environments, Nov. 14 at the Bryant Conference Center on the UA campus.
Clear and informed communication skills are critical to effective and empowering interpersonal relations in today’s diverse communities. Multicultural environments in education, business and community leadership require knowledge of cross-cultural communication and sensitivity to the pitfalls and positive strategies for successful and productive interactions.
This one-day symposium will include keynote addresses from experts in the field who will share strategies and practices that can be applied immediately to interactions in the workplace and community.
Keynote speakers include Dr. Carol Archer, an intercultural communications specialist and author of “The CultureBump Toolkit for Culture and Communication;” Dr. Arthur Dunning, vice chancellor for International Programs and Outreach for the UA system; and Dr. Rebecca Oxford, a professor at Air University in Montgomery.
Cross Cultural Perspective: Teaching and Learning in a Global Society is a joint project with the Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at Auburn University. Symposia on cultural communication will be offered in alternate years by The University of Alabama and Auburn University.
For more information on the symposium, visit http://training.ua.edu//cross-cultural-perspectives-symposium/.
UA’s College of Arts and Sciences is the University’s largest division and the largest liberal arts college in the state. Students from the College have won numerous national awards including Rhodes Scholarships, Goldwater Scholarships and memberships on the USA Today Academic All American Team.
The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.
CONTACT: Kelli Wright, communications specialist, College of Arts and Sciences, 205/348-8539, email@example.com