How to Talk to Students
February 28, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Culturally different people don't just speak a different language or have an accent, they think and communicate differently because they were taught different mental models of how the world works and how people should interact with one another. This workshop examines how these differences can create challenges for faculty members who supervise graduate students who are culturally different from them and provide concrete, practical suggestions to bridge the gap.
The University of Alberta Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is excited to offer faculty, staff and students this opportunity to hear from thought-provoking, cross cultural trainer and consultant Dr. Lionel Laroche. As Lionel's sessions in previous years were so engaging and people were excited to have some tools they could put into practice, we have asked him to come back again.
Over the past 20+ years, Lionel has provided cross-cultural training and coaching services to over 120,000 people in 20 countries. Lionel has presented to students, staff and faculty members at universities across Canada, the US, and overseas. His presentations are informative, thought-provoking and practical; they are built on his own experience as a foreign student who obtained a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, and the shared experiences of people he has coached or trained over the years. Lionel is the author of over 100 publications, examining the impact of cultural differences on organizations.