Is it productive to interact in diverse and multi-cultured environments ethnocentrically because that’s all you know how to do? Or, would you rather have a working knowledge of how to understand diverse social codes and ethnic differences? In today’s increasingly diverse community and work environments, professionals working in conflict resolution are ever more required to effectively interact using an intercultural skill-set. Join us on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 3:00 PM EST in a Conversation on “Intercultural Skills In Conflict Resolution” by Lynn Cole.
This webinar will explore the ways through which one could deal with cultural differences, diversity, and sensitivities by discussing overviews of critically- needed intercultural skills and processes. First, one must understand what “culture” is. What follows is a general framework to better understand cultural dimensions, emotional intelligence, cross-cultural communications, and preparation and management in the multi-cultural context. As BRDGES Academy says, Join the Evolution!
Lynn Cole is the President and CEO of the BRDGES Academy (Building Resolutions for Disputes Globally with E-learning Strategies) an online and in real-time (and first of its kind) organization dedicated to globally developing intercultural skills for conflict resolution practitioners. Ms. Cole also is a full-time mediator and mediation trainer who is Harvard and Florida trained in mediation. She is mediation certified in Florida (Circuit Civil) and internationally by the International Mediation Institute (IMI) in The Hague. Over the last 13 years, she has served as a Mediation Specialist for USAID, living in-country and working to develop mediation in Bulgaria, Jordan, Kosovo, and Sri Lanka courts. She’s trained judges, attorneys, and mediators from Jordan, Oman, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Turkey, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka.
For over three years and until March 1, 2014, she served as the President and Chair of the Board of Directors for Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI). In May 2011, she spoke to the United Nations about mediation as an effective global conflict resolution tool within global communities. She is a recognized author on the explosive global growth of international mediation and has lectured and trained extensively internationally in Commercial Mediation; Ethics; Basic and Advanced Mediation; and, Community Mediation, and has taught mediation courses domestically and internationally for students in Universities and Law Schools worldwide. Click here to read Cole’s full bio.
Please note that registration will close on October 22 at 10:00 PM EST.