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May 17, 2017 at 6 p.m.
KU Edwards Campus
12600 S. Quivira Road, Overland Park, KS
Best Building room 335
In observance of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we are proud to host our Cultural IQ event!
Recognizing the Power of Inclusive Communication – This one-hour presentation will define and explore several hidden, yet significant factors that influence our cultural competence in the workplace context. Participants will gain a more nuanced understanding of how cultural differences pose both challenges and opportunities for individual and team performance, as well as practical strategies for enhancing their cultural competence and related communication skills.
• Discuss why cultural competence is an important career skill – now and for the future
• Define diversity, globalization and inclusion – and their relationship to cultural competence in the workplace
• Explore important areas of difference that influence culture-based communication preferences and expectations
• Identify first steps we can take to fully recognize and overcome our own biases in how we communicate – and how we evaluate other’s communication
• Discuss practical, everyday communication strategies to communicate in a more inclusive way
Presented by Angie Pastorek, Ph.D. – Dr. Pastorek manages the four-course Professional Workplace Communication Graduate Certificate program at the KU-Edwards Campus. She also teaches graduate courses in organizational communication, covering topics such as change management, decision making, conflict management, professional writing and speaking skills, organizational culture, team development, and engaging workplace diversity. Prior to joining the KU faculty in 2015, Angie worked for more than 10 years developing and delivering training programs and communication resources for global companies including Siemens Healthcare and Deloitte. Angie holds a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in Organizational Communication; a Master’s degree in Writing from DePaul University; and a Master’s degree in Communication Studies and Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Illinois State University.