A World of Differences - Working together effectively in a multicultural environment


Event details

Date and time 14.12.2020 12:0013:30  
Speaker Ariane Curdy
Category Conferences - Seminars

We don't see the world as it is, we see it as we are” (Anaïs Nin). The subsequent multitude of perspectives existing in an international and multicultural environment such as the EPFL provides a fertile ground for creative problem-solving and innovation. Nonetheless, it can also be the source of misunderstandings if different modes of perception, mental models, and communication styles aren’t anticipated and not recognized as such.

During this conference we will look at concrete examples on how our background and the culture in which we grew up do impact the ways we perceive behavior and communication patterns. Easily applicable intercultural tools will enable participants to make sense of their own experiences working with individuals from around the globe, and support them in transforming EPFL’s campus diversity into a significant asset.

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Ariane Curdy is the founder of Lausanne based firm “Culture Relations”, specialized in intercultural perspectives crucial to success in an increasingly global, diverse and complex world. She brings more than twenty years of international working and living experience covering four continents and provides intercultural services for a large number of multinationals, governmental and non-governmental organizations, institutions, as well as private companies throughout the world. She has been involved in the field of academia over the past three decades, and has been a regular lecturer at the EPFL since 2006.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Registration required
  • This event is internal


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