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NCOLCTL/ALTA 2017 - Pre-Conference Workshop Registration

NCOLCTL/ALTA  2017 

 Pre-Conference Workshop Registration  

 

WORKSHOP 1

WHAT DO EMPLOYERS WANT?

FINDING THE SWEET SPOT FOR LANGUAGE AND CULTURE PROVIDERS

FACILITATOR: DAVID A. VICTOR, PhD

Professor of Management and International Business 

Eastern Michigan University College of Business

 

This workshop breaks down the skill sets identified in the Bloomberg Job Skills report, highlighting those skills that language and culture instructors can provide. The report charts skills into a matrix of those skills they view as less and more commonly taught and less and more commonly desired. The workshop helps language and culture instructors to identify which skills instructors may wish to downplay (less desired) and which they should emphasize, namely:

  • Reinforcement skills (those that employers identify as more commonly taught and more desired), and
  • Sweet spot skills (those that employers identify as less commonly taught and more desired),

The workshop then works with instructors on how to market their emphasized skills to the business community at large and to their own professional schools (business, engineering, medicine, nursing) so that they can help others recognize their value-added to employers.  Read more about the facilitator  here. 

 

REGISTER HERE!

 

WORKSHOP 2

USING CASE VIGNETTES AND DIALOGUES

IN TEACHING CROSS-CULTURAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATION  

 

FACILITATOR: DAVID A. VICTOR, PhD 

Professor of Management and International Business 

Eastern Michigan University College of Business

 

This workshop instructs language and business faculty on how to use dialogues from actual business exchanges and vignette cases with executive comments as a hands-on pedagogical tool in teaching cross-cultural business communication.

 

Vignettes and dialogues drawn from actual conflict situation (or combination of several actual situations)

  • Dialogues: Dialogues are short exercises involving roughly 6-12 sequence of exchanges, highlighting one or more cross-cultural differences
  • Vignettes with executive comments. The vignettes are used in Kelm and Victor's Georgetown University Press book series. These are longer than dialogues and more complex in content.

The vignettes, though, are intentionally shorter than a full business case (3-5 pages) but long enough to develop depth. The

vignette describes one central figure who is from the United States interacting with a target second culture, followed by executive comments on the case. The vignettes are used first as student response to the case, then as student response to the executive response to the case. Read more about the facilitator here.

 

 

REGISTER HERE!