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Cross-cultural working: understanding difference and maximizing diversity in science


To help participants understand how their own communication style impacts on others and how culture can influence communicative effectiveness. 




All PRBB staff who work in international collaborative teams


This workshop will develop the awareness, skills, and personal attitudes of participants for thriving in a cross-cultural working environment.

You will:

  • Increase self-awareness of communicative style and cultural preferences

  • Recognize the key factors that contribute to Cultural Intelligence

  • Analyse the impact of cultural differences on work relationships and performance

  • Identify appropriate practices for managing cross-cultural communication challenges at the workplace

The course consists of several sessions. You should be able to attend all of them.

Study commitment

Participants will be required to email their cross-cultural challenges to the course leader a few days before the workshop, as well as to complete a questionnaire about communication styles.

For any issue regarding attendance before or during the course, please note that you should contact the Intervals team directly by sending an email to

Related courses

Effective team playing in science – how to get the most out of your team

Difficult conversations in research: how to make them easier


Comments from participants

Finished editions
  • 2024 Edition 1, Trimester 1: March, IN-PERSON : 19/03/2024
  • 2023 Edition 1, Trimester 1: February, IN-PERSON : 14/02/2023
  • 2022 Edition 1, Trimester 1: March, IN-PERSON : 01/03/2022
  • 2021 Edition 1, Trimester 1: March, ONLINE : 08/03/2021


Alicia Marin Muniesa
Alicia Marin Muniesa

Alicia Marín Muniesa has more than 18 years of international business experience. She is a professional coach, team coach, trainer and facilitator. She is also associate professor at IE Business School (Madrid) for the subject Cultural intelligence.