31st January: Research Meets Practice: How to Apply New Understandings of Unconscious Bias and the “U-Curve” of Cultural Adaptation in Intercultural Training
Venue: King’s College, The Strand, London, WC2R 2LS. Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm.
We will kickstart the new year with a discussion of the latest developments in unconscious bias and cultural adaptation. Two leading scholars – Dr Perry Hinton, University of Warwick and Dr Nicholas Geeraert, University of Essex will update us on the current status of both concepts. This will be followed by a panel discussion with both scholars and two practitioners – Adrian Pilbeam, President of SIETAR UK, and Agnes Bamford, Director of Professional Development – on how to implement these developments in intercultural training practices. The audience is very much welcome to share their thoughts and ideas during this session.
21st March: How to use ‘reflection on language’ for intercultural training
Venue: London School of International Communication, 15 Holland Park Gardens, London, W14 8DZ. Time:6:00pm – 8:45pm.
This workshop led by Dr Doris Dippold will provide intercultural coaches and trainers and language teachers with an insight into how reflection on language can support individuals in developing their communication practices across linguistic and cultural boundaries without having to resort to national stereotypes. Spaces are limited.