Developing Intercultural Competence
in International Schools
Happening naturally or in need of a helping hand?
Facilitator: Elisabeth Weingraber-Pircher
Intercultural Trainer and Executive Coach at Kultur.elle
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
12:00 PM EDT, 5:00 PM UCT/GMT
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About the WebinarIn many international school communities the assumption still prevails that just by being in a culturally diverse environment students (and teachers and parents) will naturally become more interculturally competent. The so-called “contact hypothesis” has been proven to be incorrect, so if being with other international students is not enough, how do you develop intercultural competence and “global citizens” in a school community. The workshop will look at the “contact hypothesis” and research that shows that contact without facilitation at best reduces stereotypes towards a particular culture, at worst it increases stereotypes and leaves children not sufficiently equipped to deal with peers outside the international school, TCK and globally mobile tribe culture. It will then discuss ideas how intercultural competence can be developed successfully in international school communities.
About the Facilitator
Elisabeth was born and raised in Graz, Austria. Since then she has studied, worked, lived and is raising three boys in the USA, France, the UAE, Hong Kong, Thailand, India, Brazil, Switzerland, the UK, Germany and Italy.
Elisabeth is an intercultural trainer, as well as an executive coach. She has a business degree with a specialization in international management. Her main vocation prior to coaching and training has been that of an independent business consultant. Elisabeth has also started several successful local expatriate networks and has a great passion for organizing opportunities for expats and locals to engage deeply with local communities. Her solid business background combined with her extensive expatriate experience benefit her corporate clients as well as the international schools she has been working with for over 8 years. Her focus working with schools is on the strategic and leadership considerations relevant for developing intercultural competence in school communities. Find out more about her at kultur.elle.
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