Global Mindset Training Programme for Confucius Institutes Staff Members

By: Guo Huijun/ From: IBACC/ Date:1128,2018/ View:46Set up the

Organizer: IBACC

Date: 20-21 November 2018

Venue: IBA, Kolding

IBA Confucius Classroom (IBACC) invited Confucius Institute staff members to its global mindset training, which took place at IBA on the 20th and 21st of November 2018. The main aim was to increase cultural intelligence, and to improve global communications and cross-cultural collaboration for leaders, directors and employees across Denmark, Europe and China. The training programme has been developed in collaboration with C3 Consulting, who have many years’ experience delivering similar training programmes.

European staff members, all of whom work in or around Confucius Institutes/Classrooms, were invited to the event. There were a great many representatives from Danish Confucius Institutes, but German, Macedonian and Scottish CI members also attended. A total of 25 people were present at the event.

As part of the training, participants worked on several interactive tasks aimed atstrengtheningtheir cultural insight foravoiding misunderstandings; and discussed ways of improving daily cross-cultural communication and collaboration between employees and partners from different cultures. There werea total of seven different nationalities in the room, which encouraged the participants to open their minds and focus on the cultural differences not just between Denmark and China, but across all nationalities.