Cultural Awareness Programme

Workshops - Living and Working in Denmark

International Academic Staff services offers workshops designed to give you insights into Danish culture, as well as into your own beliefs and stereotypes about culture in general. The strategies and tools introduced in the workshops can be used to adjust to life in Denmark, but can also be applied to many different intercultural contexts. By attending a workshop, you can learn more about the origins of Danish cultural norms, as well as discovering your own blind spots. The goal is for you to become more culturally aware and to acquire strategies that can bridge any cultural differences. Our workshops contribute to the aim of promoting intercultural understanding and awareness of cultural diversity at Aarhus University. The workshops are for all Aarhus University international staff, including PhDs, as well as for their spouses / accompanying partners.

Danish Living Crash Course – Workshop

This workshop is facilitated by the Living Institute Copenhagen. The format is a 3-hour ‘crash’ session that reflects on the history of Danish cultural norms, as well as investigating behaviour in culturally diverse contexts. Participants learn practical tools and strategies to work and act ‘culturally intelligent’ in daily life as well as when collaborating in an international cross-cultural environment.

Read more and register for September 10th, 2020

Read more and register for November 24th, 2020 

Cultural Awareness ‘Deep Dive’ – Workshop

This workshop is facilitated by C3 Consulting.  For those that have a little more time and want to take a ‘deeper dive’, this format consists of two (3 hour) sessions. In between the two sessions, there will be some ‘cultural investigation’ tasks, and the second session allows for a deeper reflection and a bit more time to learn the tools and strategies you can use in many different cross-cultural contexts.

Read more and register for 8. October (part 1) and 28. October, 2020 (part 2)

Bespoke Workshops

If you are interested in a tailored cultural awareness workshop for an AU department or research group, we can consult with you on organizing this. Please contact Vibeke Tyrre Pedersen or Lisa Topelmann-Weder for further information or questions.