Content of the workshop

Target group

PhD researchers, both Belgian and foreign PhD students are welcome


Lots of PhD researchers come from another country, and several Belgian PhD researchers work in an intercultural environment and will themselves go abroad later. In this 2 day interactive course we explore how you can get to know our foreign colleagues a bit better and learn from each other. We take out time to get to know each other in this workshop too. The key is that you always meet a person, not a culture.

On the program: - cultural dimensions - discussing your own cases with 3 models for intercultural communication - testing your ability to adapt to different communication styles

You get the opportunity to look up your own personal profile according to the 8 cultural dimensions of Erin Meyer (INSEAD Business School). We also introduce a different model, one that in contrast to most, does not focus on culture, but on communication and this on meeting people, not cultures.


Case analyses, theory, discussion, a card game, speed dating, exercises. 

Practical information

Dates and location:

Course HC01: 2 days
14 and 21 December 2023
9h30 - 16h30
Campus Drie Eiken - Building R - Room R.107


Ann De Ron

Language of the course:



This course counts for 1,2 points


Via Sisa Self Service. Log in with your student account. Registration is possible as from 5 September 2023 and after you've been (re-)enrolled as a PhD student for 2023-2024.