Spring 2014 Skills Institutes
WASHINGTON DIPLOMATIC TRADECRAFT
Jack Zetkulic, AU Diplomat in Residence and Professional Diplomatic Trainer
January 25 & 26, 2014
PERSONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL SECURITY IN A GLOBAL AGE(SIS 633-004)
Ray Leki, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service, American University and Director, Transition Center of the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State
February 1 & 2, 2014
This course will share effective personal security strategies for participants who envision moving into a highly mobile and international life and career. The basics of personal security, the dynamics of safety and security across cultures, and the phenomena of coping with business security threats on an office and organizational level will be covered. Participants will take away a personal security strategy and an awareness of the dynamics of coping with personal and organizational crises in international settings.
ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS: ANSWERING SENSITIVE & CRITICAL QUESTIONS
Dr. Ali Erol, Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service, American University
February 22 & 23, 2014
This workshop will explore communication styles and use role-play to simulate a difficult presentation. The simulation is intended to be challenging to groom and strengthen skills for an actual presentation. The practitioners will learn control techniques to structure and deliver a clear message with sensitive or critical information and quickly organize a compelling response to a high-level or aggressive audience. This workshop is a great opportunity to make your mistakes and develop your presentation skills with intelligent audience feedback.
15TH ANNUAL IMI CONFERENCE ON INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS
Intercultural Management Institute, School of International Service, American UniversityMarch 13 & 14, 2014
The 15th Annual Intercultural Management Institute Conference is a two-day interactive dialogue and debate on the dynamic field of intercultural management and communication, bringing together business, education, and training professionals while covering a broad range of topics. This year’s conference will be a vibrant exploration of global business management, training methodologies, global organizational development, and conflict management, as well as many other compelling and timely topics. A unique opportunity for professional development, the IMI Conference is both academic and applicable to current topics in cross-cultural communication and training. Diverse program offerings include lectures, panel discussions, interactive simulation exercises, and roundtables.