03 May 2019

Cultural Awareness workshop: living and working in Belgium

General info


In this interactive session we offer you some useful tips and tools to keep your head above (Belgian) water.

Expect a brief introduction to some crucial concepts of intercultural competence, a set of first aid tools that will help you reflect on your personal experiences. The key question we address is: what does intercultural awareness consist of and how can it support you in your professional plans and projects in what some people would call 'the strangest country in the world'?

The session will be moderated by Gunilla de Graef. Gunilla is currently working both as a lecturer and as a policy advisor at the Karel de Grote University College. She has over 15 years of experience as a diversity-manager and trainer in both profit and not-for-proft organisations. In addition, Gunilla conducted research on intercultural competence and dealing with culture shock at the CIMIC (Center for Intercultural Management and International Communication, Thomas More Mechelen). She has particpated in numurous international projects, developping toolboxes on the same subject. Similar sessions to this one were performed for clienst such as University of Antwerp, Institute for Tropical Medicine, University of Leuven, Leuven Language Institute, Caterpillar, Hansen Transmissions, Relocation Belgium.


12:15 Arrival & Welcome

12:30 Start of the workshop (with coffee break)

17:00 End

This workshop is offered for free by International House Leuven, but places are limited. Register online to secure your seat: https://goo.gl/forms/2aUGuMv0f4uomn9c2

Coffee, tea and water will be provided.