Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Intercultural Awareness

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Medical School Facilities is partnering with the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training program to bring you DEI courses. These sessions are being offered at no cost to U-M faculty and staff, thanks to sponsorship from U-M executive officers.


NCRC, Building 10, South Atrium


There are many hidden ways in which culture influences behavior. Starting with an understanding of American culture, this session focuses on cultural differences between countries and how "common sense" assumptions we make about others may be flawed.

You will learn to:

  • Determine some American cultural values and norms that might differ from other cultures
  • Discuss some of the challenges persons from other cultures might face at a US educational institution, as a student or employee
  • Identify examples of verbal and nonverbal communication, symbolic meaning, cultural norms and cultural values

You will benefit by:

  • Obtaining a general framework for understanding culture
  • Increasing self-awareness and improving competency in both inter -and intra-cultural communications


Anyone who would like to learn how to be more sensitive to the issues that people from other cultures face here at U-M


To register, please email bmckie@umich.edu with the following information:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Unique Name
  • Unit Name
  • Date of Course

Register by end of day November 13th.