Global Communication Skills


University of Nebraska Omaha International Studies and Programs
International Professional Development

Week/ Class
Focus/Topics
Homework
1
05/04
Orientation (no class)

05/06
Class expectations & introductions
Greetings and 1st Meetings




Self-Assessment (Skills Pre-test)

2
05/11
Basic professionalism
- PLEASE Bring a food/beverage to class -





05/13
MITA CONFERENCE (no class)

3
05/18
Criticism & Evaluations
Meetings and managing meetings







05/20
Teamwork, Group Expectations
Teleconferencing




4
05/25
MEMORIAL DAY – NO CLASS

05/27
Teleconference Role Play


5
06/01
Active listening (showing curiosity and generosity)
Conflict management





06/03
Probing questions for relationships





Record interview

6
06/08
Negotiations




06/10
What is culture?
Cultural Self Assessment




My Cultural Profile




7
06/15
Dimensions of Culture: Power Distance, Context, Individual/Collective






American Culture in My Field

06/17
Dimensions of Culture: Individualism vs Collectivism, Time Orientation, Universal or Particular








8
06/22
Dimensions of Culture: Meeting Facilitation





06/24
Review: Bring it all together





Commonly Used Idioms

Business Idioms

More business Idioms

https://hbr.org/web/assessment/2014/08/whats-your-cultural-profile