Basic Workshop 'Intercultural Communication'

The one-day workshop introduces intercultural communication and cultural self-reflection. We train our perception and empathy and expand our repertoire of communication and behavior. Due to the special composition of the group, consisting of employees of different areas and institutions (BUW, HfM, immigration office, student union) as well as international students, it will be possible to experience cultural changes of perspective as well as interdepartmental and intercultural perspectives

When: 31.10.2018 / 8:30am - 4 pm (incl. lunch break)

Where: IBZ (Internationales Begegnungszentrum 'Harry Graf Kessler'), Belvederer Allee 21, 99423 Weimar

Management:  Susanne Wille, M.A,/Intercultural trainer

Binding Registration (limited number of participants)

Workshop 'Shaping Change Processes'

Review:

Ideas and impulses come quickly - but what about the new in the world?

The workshop was part of the working meeting of the admint project team and was open to interested people from all areas of the university. Workshop leader Claudia Heinrich introduces different tools to work with in the future. The basis for this was Otto Scharmer's 'Presencing' approach, which is to discover one's own person as a central tool of change and to open up a space for change with the quality of one's own attention and presence.

When: 13.08.2018 / 1 - 5 pm 

Where: IBZ (Internationales Begegnungszentrum 'Harry Graf Kessler'), Belvederer Allee 21, 99423 Weimar

ManagementClaudia Heinrich 

Binding Registration (limited number of participants)

Workshop 'Simple language and non-verbal communication'

Review:

How can intercultural communication succeed if the existing foreign language skills are rather limited? What methods and tools exist to explain my concerns to my counterpart, who speaks very little or no English? What and how do I communicate, even if I do not speak and what are the cultural differences?
15 employees from the administrative departments of the Bauhaus University Weimar dealt with these questions. Trainer Julia Brade brought exciting exercises such as the Chinese game Tangram with her to encourage participants to think about their own communication behavior. In other exercises, she showed how well a mutual understanding is possible even without a common language. A special enrichment was the collegial exchange on dealing with communication barriers in everyday life.

The workshop was led by Julia Brade. She is an intercultural trainer and coach at the 'Service Center for Intercultural Competence Development' in the Thuringian state network 'Integration through Qualification (IQ) as well as a project assistant in the field of International Affairs at 'Studierendenwerk Thüringen'.

When: 16.05.2018 / 8:30am - 3pm Uhr (incl. lunch break)

Where: IBZ (Internationales Begegnungszentrum 'Harry Graf Kessler'), Belvederer Allee 21, 99423 Weimar

Management: Julia Brade, Intercultural trainer and Coach

Binding Registration (limited number of participants)

Review:'Colorful, graceful, diverse', but also 'violence against women, poverty, child labor' - Around 40 employees spoke very differently about their ideas of India, which this time was the focus of the serie 'cultures in focus'. At the beginning, trainer Jyotika Dalal tested the participants' knowledge with a quiz - providing initial surprises with information about the actual size of the country, the spoken languages, the religions or even the position of women in India. Together with Cristina Baby, who came to Bauhaus University from India two years ago to do a master's degree at the Bauhaus University, she took the participants on a journey to her homeland. The interest of the audience was great, after all, the number of Indian students in the academic year 2017/2018 has risen sharply (currently No. 2 to China). Information on values, roles and relationships as well as communication behaviors in the field of higher education were of particular interest to the staff of the university as well as the 'Studierendenwerk Thüringen'. In addition to authentic narratives and experiences of both women, group discussions and short film sequences provided a change. The coffee break was sweetened with a small Indian snack "Mithai", followed by an Indian lunch in the intercultural menu line of the cafeteria.

When: 04.06.2018 / 9-12:30 am

Where: Room 201 / Mensa am Park

Speakers:  Jyodika Dalal (intercultural trainer), Cristina Baby (Master degres student NHRE)

Binding Registratione (limited number of participants)

information event about foreign mobility

Review:

What further education opportunities exist abroad for employees of the science-supporting sector and what experiences have colleagues already made? This was the topic of the admINT information event to which Project Co-ordinator Susanne Wille had invited on 18th January.
Despite the weather warning, more than 30 employees informed themselves about foreign language courses, employee training and visits to partner universities. And while outside the trees were shaken by violent gusts of wind, the participants of the event traveled mentally through Europe.
Christina Dobritz, a member of the Faculty of Arts and Design, gave a very authentic and vivid account of the challenges and successes she had during her language course in Galway, Ireland. Her faculty colleague Jonas Tegtmeyer, head of the photography workshop, was very positive about his participation in the Employee Week of the E.Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland, and invited the audience to take this opportunity to change their careers. Of particular interest were visits to two university libraries in England, reported by Stephanie Röhl, department head of the University library.
The conclusive proof that the formal and organizational effort is manageable, that the DIB offers counseling and support, and that a huge increase in skills and self-esteem is usually rewarded for overcoming fears and fears, seemed to be an added bonus to the audiences' motivation. The fact that the event was successful is also reflected in the significant increase in mobility applications that have been received by the International Office.

When: 18.01.2018 / 1 - 3 pm

Where: Room 201, Mensa am Park

Speakers: Susanne Wille, Christina Dobritz, Jonas Tegtmeyer, Stefanie Röhl