June 9, 2015

Cultural Sensitivity Workshop to be Held Sponsored by International Center of the Capital Region

International Center to Hold Cultural Sensitivity Workshop


Tuesday, June 23rd from 5:30 – 7:30 PM

at Siena College in Loudonville

Developing the Global Mindset and Becoming Cross-Culturally Sensitive

We live in world today where we are constantly working, living, interacting either virtually or in-person with people from cultures different from our own. Having a global mind-set and being cross culturally sensitive is now becoming a necessary competence for success. The more we are culturally aware and open to understanding why people of another culture act the way they do, the better we can build relationships, bridge gaps and be successful.

This workshop will strive to expand participants’ cultural awareness and understanding of the impact of cultural differences on themselves and those around them. Key areas that will be discussed include, but not limited to the various aspects of culture and cross culture, cultural values and belief systems, stereotyping, culture shock, effective cross cultural communication, and how to bridge cultural gaps.

Instructor Renu Ramakrishnan was born in India and lived for more than 15 years in the US before moving back to India. An avid traveler and a cross-cultural enthusiast, she visits the US each year. Join us for two hours of sharing and growing while making new connections and tasting some multi-cultural cuisine.

Cost, which includes a light dinner and workshop materials, is $10 for ICCR members and $15 for not-yet-members. To register please call (518) 708-7608 or email