What is in your ‘Cultural’ Suitcase ?

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Cultural baggage is a metaphor used to describe attitudes, patterns, judgments or expectations we have “packed” in our home cultures and which influence us on a subconscious level. We need to be aware of them when face to face in cross-cultural situations. As Edward T. Hall said ‘the ultimate purpose of the study of culture is not so much the understanding of foreign cultures as much as the light that study sheds on our own.’

As we evaluate your own assumptions, orientations, or preferences, we need to be willing to consider other values, identities, or ways of doing things that might be “not wrong, just different.”

So what is in your suitcase ? Unpacking your suitcase will be part of our training sessions Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and Presentation Weekend Schools -8, 9 and 10 December 2017. Email interlawconferences@gmail.com for further details or complete the form below

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