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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Space for Reflective Learning


2023 Edition 1, Trimester 1: February, IN-PERSON
Target: All residents working in international collaborations
2 Sessions*:
  • 14/02/2023 09:30 - 13:30
    Marie Curie room;
  • 16/02/2023 09:30 - 13:30
    Ramon y Cajal room
* You should attend all sessions

TEAM skills

Cross-cultural working: understanding diversity for enhanced scientific performance


To help participants understand how their own communication style impacts on others and how culture can influence communicative effectiveness. Using these insights, participants will practice techniques for managing cross-cultural communication challenges in the workplace.




All PRBB staff who work in international collaborative teams


This workshop will develop the skills, knowledge and personal attributes of participants for succeeding in a cross cultural working environment.

You will:

  • Increase self-awareness of your communication style

  • Understand your own cultural preference

  • Learn to manage cross-cultural communication challenges

  • Analyse how culture influences work relationships and performance

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


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.

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