Date and Time: 1:45 – 2:45pm on Saturday, May 11
Session Type: Idea Exchange
Location: EOSM Atrium
As the world is increasingly globalized, people of different cultural backgrounds with English as a second language will have a larger presence in the work place and schools. This session will explore challenges that arise with colleagues and clients as a result of cultural differences. The focus of the presentation will be on the differences in communication styles when it comes to different cultures and how it affects the success of the minorities in their field of engineering, sciences and technology. The format will be an “Idea Exchange” and open to everyone from any culture or anyone who’s interested and is in a position to improve the professional or school environment for people of all cultures. We will share experiences in this area and most importantly would like to generate a discussion with the attendees. At the end, we’d like everyone to walk away with some useful take-aways.
Moderator: Mehrnoush Sardasti
Co-Moderator: Darya Haefele