с 1 февраля 2021
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Cultural Awareness at Workplace
The course "Cultural Awareness at Workplace" is aimed at helping to develop cultural awareness, which will become the first step in improving cross-cultural communication skills. The course comprises 5 short video lectures and 3 modules that represent a comprehensive system of tasks, including cases aimed at implementing the acquired knowledge and skills
While completing the online course, the student must:
Know:
  • What cultural awareness, affinity groups mean
  • The theories within intercultural communication:
  1. cultural dimensions by G.Hofstede,
  2. the theory of high/low context cultures by E.T.Hall,
  3. the theory of high-trust and low-trust categories by Professor Francis Fukuyama
  4. the phenomenon of trust in business relations by J. Brett and T. Mitchel

Be able to:
  • Сompare communication patterns of communication in culturally diverse professional settings
  • Interpret the reasons of communication behavior of partners representing different cultures
  • Сommunicate to solve problems of interpersonal and intercultural interaction with representatives of diverse cultures at workplace
Module 1.
  • Lecture 1. Part I. Cultural awareness: a key to your success in an international organization.
  • Lecture 1. Part II. Cultural awareness: a key to your success in an international organization.
  • Task 1.1
  • Task 1.2
  • Task 1.3
  • Task 1.4
  • Task 1.5
  • Peer-to-peer assessment
  • Case. Moral Machine from a cultural perspective.
  • Task 2.1
  • Task 2.2
  • Task 2.3
Module 2.
  • Lecture 1. Part I. Develop your intercultural toolbox
  • Lecture 1. Part II. Develop your intercultural toolbox
  • Task 1.1
  • Task 1.2
  • Task 1.3
  • Task 1.4
  • Task 1.5
  • Сase. The role of affinity groups in companies
  • Task 2.1
  • Task 2.2
  • Task 2.3

Module 3.
  • Lecture 1. Building Trust with Business Partners from Different Cultures
  • Task 1.1
  • Task 1.2
  • Task 1.3
Authors of courses
Kopus T.L.
associate professor in the Department of Language Training, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
Sukhorukova D.V.
senior lecturer in the Department of Language Training, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
The online course "Cultural Awareness at Workplace" may be part of the basic professional educational program of higher education (bachelor's program) in accordance with the FSES of Higher Education in the direction of 38.00.00 «Economics and management
After successfully passing the intermediate and final tests provided in the course, the listener will receive an electronic certificate from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.
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