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Intercultural Communication ‘A Map of Opportunities’

by Student Affairs

Cultural

Fri, 23 Mar 2018

12:00 PM – 1:20 PM

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HBH 1202

5000 Forbes Avenue, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States

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This is a very participatory workshop, during which intercultural communication skills are trained. Cultural variety broadens our horizon and shapes our professional success. Alternatively, it can be at the core of conflicts and failures. In the unknown lies the opportunity: hope, curiosity, and sometimes fear.

We exercise approaching and building relationships with representatives from other cultures, based on our common characteristics, while respecting the cultural differences. Specifically designed role games like ‘The Door’® and tools enable participants to become open and competent when facing other cultures.



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Speakers

Leonie Hodkevitch

Leonie Hodkevitch was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and raised in Vienna, Austria. She
earned her Masters’ degrees in Social and Cultural Anthropology and Romance
philology. Leonie’s fascination and commitment for cultures led to founding the
platform Clearly Culture that pursues inclusion through innovative educational
programs. Leonie is the director of the Cultural Management Postgraduate
Certificate Course at the University of Vienna and member of the Jury of Experts
for the European Union’s cultural funding. She teaches Cultural Entrepreneurship
and Intercultural Competence for distinguished universities across Europe and
the USA, municipalities, ministries, and organizations such as the IOM/ UNO.
Leonie is a published fiction author, her latest novel is: ‘Der Stadlbauer’, 2017.

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