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Cross Cultural Communication: What I Said and What I Meant
Hilltop Children's Center
Seattle, WA
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Hilltop Educator Institute Presents:
Cross Cultural Communication: What I Said and What I Meant
Saturday, June 6th, 2020
11:00am - 12:30pm Pacific Standard Time, 2:00pm - 3:30pm Eastern Standard Time

Facilitated by Rosetta Lee

Location: Online! After you register, you'll receive a zoom link.

Target Audience:
This workshop is critical to anyone who works with adults


Ever been in a different country or cultural context and wonder.. do I kiss, bow, or shake hands?

The country and culture we are borne in, defines the way we view, mirror and interpret other peoples thoughts, feelings and behaviors.  Standards which we perceive as the norm, we have learned from our subculture  the extended family.  

Each culture has its own behavioral codes and communication techniques and may deal with emotions like anger in a different way than we are used to.

Different cultures = different communication and behavioral codes.

This workshop presents major cross-cultural communication theories, ways that cultural values, power, privilege and differences affect the way we communicate, tools for questioning assumptions, and ways to improve cross-cultural communications skills.

Why I Should Attend:

What might be considered good business practice such as a strong (Western) handshake is actually offensive to an Indonesian male.

What might be considered a outward expression of emotion in North America, is actually frowned upon in certain Asian cultures.

Humans communicate on many levels: spoken language, tone, body language, style and personality. The fact that we have complex cultural identities and a host of differing past experiences increases the probability of cross-cultural miscommunications.

In order not to offend people we have to live, work and do business with, educators, consultants, embassy personnel, business people, and everyone in between have to study the behavioral codes of these countries beforehand.

About the Presenter

Rosetta Lee (she/her and they/them) serves Seattle Girls School in Seattle, WA in dual roles. SGS is an innovative school for Junior High School girls, aiming to empower women leaders and change agents and dedicating its energies to a diverse community of students and faculty, an anti-bias mission, and an integrated curriculum. As a faculty member, Rosetta teaches subjects such as science, math, technology, art, ethics, social justice, and more. As a professional outreach specialist, she designs and delivers trainings for all constituencies of the school community, as well as the local and national educational and nonprofit sectors.

Washington STARS hours available - please bring your MERIT I.D. number.

Part of the Hilltop Educator Institute event series. Check out our other events!

The 2019-20 Educator Discussion Series is sponsored by KidsQuest Children's Museum. A big thank you for their commitment to advancing equity, social justice, and partnership within and outside the city of Seattle!

KidsQuest Children's Museum

Many thanks to the Bertschi School. We deeply appreciate your willingness with which you have and continue to sponsor our efforts to make our community a more inclusive place to live in:
The Bertschi School

Many thanks to WAEYC - Washington Association for the Education of Young Children on their partnership to make this happen!:

Washington Association for the Education of Young Children

Many thanks to the Hearing, Speech, Deaf Center whose generous support made this series possible:

The Speech, Hearing, Deaf Center

Many thanks to SEED ECS at Temple Beth AM for your partnership on making our vision of improving equity of outcomes across race and class more achievable:
SEED ECS at Temple Beth AM

Tickets are non-refundable one week before the event date.  Refunds can be requested from Brown Paper Tickets up until one week before the event.  If you become unable to attend the event after the refund deadline, please feel free to transfer your registration to another attendee.  Simply have your guest sign-in at the event using the name given at registration.
Saturday Jun 06, 2020 11:00 AM - Saturday Jun 06, 2020 12:30 PM | $15.00


Hilltop Children's Center (View)
4 Nickerson Street, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98109
United States


Online / Streaming / Virtual
Education > Business
Education > Classes
Education > Conventions
Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


On BPT Since: Nov 20, 2013
Hilltop Children's Center

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