Seminar: Understanding your supervisor 4th of December 2013

Regardless whether you are Norwegian or non-Norwegian, did you ever feel that your supervisor does not understand you? Did you ever feel that your supervisor is weird because he/she does not follow the same unwritten rules of personal interrelation as you do? Maybe you two are coming from such different cultures that you could not find communication bridges. Until now! Join us and learn about cultural awareness and how to use it in fostering a good communication with your supervisor. Take your supervisor with you!

Date: Wednesday, 04.12

Time: 09:00 – 10:00

Place: AUD UB 132 (auditorium in the KS/Main Library)

Coffee/tea and cookies are served from 08:30.

Lecturer: Sjaak Pappe, itim International (partner of The Hofstede Centre, The Netherlands)

Sjaak Pappe is a cross-cultural innovation strategist with more than twenty-five years of international management experience in business-to-business and business-to-consumer industries. His passion is to facilitate individuals, teams and organizations to discover, develop and unleash their potential across cultures.

He is an Advisory Board Member of the Rotterdam Business School, where he also is a guest lecturer. Sjaak is also an Associated Partner of itim International, IBI and RelationWise.

This is the second of two lectures held at UiT within a cultural awareness project initiated by TODOS. The topic of the first lecture is “Cultural communication in a multicultural academic team”. More details about this first lecture are available here.


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