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Intercultural Competence – Fit for international collaboration

Course code
Course type
BSc Course General Studies
Weekly Hours
FS 2021
Susanne Philippsen
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.

Working globally in virtual teams or studying abroad requires a high degree of intercultural competence. Although it is often very inspiring to work or study with people from all over the world, there are several global collaboration challenges. This innovative training concept combines interactive Live-Webinars with content on the Moodle learning platform. A variety of formats like self-reflection activities as well as inspiring talks and videos makes intercultural learning fun!

Learning objectives:

  • Cultural influences on our perception, thoughts and behavior
  • Reflection of one’s own cultural identity
  • Stereotypes versus cultural standards
  • Recognition of self and foreign perception
  • How to deal with global collaboration challenges like different time management, communication styles as well as differences in teamwork and leadership
  • Success factors of virtual collaboration
  • Strategies for a trustful co-operation and partnership across national borders
  • You will reflect on your personal strengths and challenges and define individual goals

Live-Webinar 1 on 19 March 2021, 10.00 – 12.30 h

Live-Webinar 2 on 09 April 2021, 10.00 – 12.30 h

Additional learning time on Moodle and reflection note (from 19 March to 16 April) for

approx. 4 h

Senior Business Trainer:

Susanne Philippsen, Certified Trainer for Intercultural Competence & Systemic Coach

Date Time
Friday, 19.03.2021 10:00 - 12:30
Friday, 19.03.2021 14:00 - 16:30
Friday, 09.04.2021 10:00 - 12:30
Friday, 09.04.2021 14:00 - 16:30
participation in webinars (50%) and reflectionpaper(50%)
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