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Switching Perspective: Intercultural Communication and Collaboration Skills

Working across borders is a challenging task – be it in a multinational company or NGO, or with international business partners – since it requires managing different communication styles and expectations. This course will help you develop communication skills that will further high-quality collaboration in your own professional context. Elements of the teamwork process that we will focus on include building up trust, generating common knowledge, enhancing cross-cultural competency, creating inclusiveness and delivering shared results.

More information and course prerequisites will be provided in the syllabus soon.

Course Dates


July 6 – August 30, 2022

Live Sessions:

Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 2.30 – 4.00 p.m. Berlin Time (CEST)

Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 2.30 – 4.00 p.m. Berlin Time (CEST)

Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 2.30 – 4.00 p.m. Berlin Time (CEST)

Registration Deadline:

June 8, 2022 (Register Now!)


September 21 – November 16, 2022

Live Sessions:

Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 2.30 – 4.00 p.m. Berlin Time (CEST)

Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 2.30 – 4.00 p.m. Berlin Time (CEST)

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 2.30 – 4.00 p.m. Berlin Time (CET)

Registration Deadline:

August 24, 2022 (Register Now!)


650 € Course Fee

75 € Registration Fee

Receive a discount of 75 € on your registration for a second course! Find out more under Fees & Registration.

What you will gain from this course:

  • Knowledge about intercultural communication and teamwork in an international context in general
  • Practical cross-cultural communication skills and confidence to collaborate with diverse others
  • Enhanced competences and a qualification boost to your CV with maximum flexibility parallel to your job or course of studies
  • A continuing education certificate from Freie Universität Berlin

This is the perfect course for you if you are…

  • working or striving to work in an international or multinational company, NGO, start-up, or in international higher education etc.
  • looking for insights and strategies to achieve better collaborative results in international professional contexts
  • eager to expand your business or your partnerships around the globe
  • interested in intercultural communication theory and its practical application in the workplace

What you should bring to the course:

  • English language abilities in speaking and writing on the Upper Intermediate level (at least B2)
  • the willingness and ability to participate and actively contribute to the three live sessions of this course
  • an openness to encounter, explore, and reflect on different communication styles and collaboration techniques
  • a stable internet connection and a quiet work environment

Please also familiarize yourself with our further technical and general requirements and our Program Regulations and Code of Online Conduct (PDF).

Your Instructor:

Amanda Wichert

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Any Questions? Send an email to info@continued.fu-berlin.de.