Cultural Awareness Programme

About the Cultural Awareness Programme

The International Staff Office offers a programme of workshops aimed at developing awareness of cultural diversity and inclusion. Not only do participants gain insights into Danish culture and how to navigate living and working in Denmark, but they learn strategies that can create more culturally inclusive environments. 

  • The workshops are for all Aarhus University international staff, including PhDs, spouses/partners, Danish academic and administrative/technical staff.
  • The workshops are free of charge, but registration is required.

Danish Living Crash Course workshops

These workshops focus on living and working in Denmark. Participants engage with Danish cultural history and how it shapes daily life and work place behavior. We offer practical tools and strategies for how to act ‘culturally intelligent’ in Denmark and when collaborating cross-culturally. 

The workshop is facilitated by Living Institute’s Chief Consultant, Kasper Jelsbech Knudsen. Kasper specializes in inclusive leadership, advancing gender parity, unconscious bias mitigation, and cross-cultural collaborations. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Aarhus University.

Cross-Cultural Communication workshops

Cross-Cultural Communication in a Danish/International Context

These workshops focus on cross-cultural collaboration within the Aarhus University context and the benefits of cultural diversity and inclusion. Danish AU staff members attend together with AU International staff members. Participants gain insights and strategies on how to navigate cultural misunderstandings or blindspots when collaborating cross-culturally. The aim is to enhance performance and satisfaction within the AU workplace.

The workshop is facilitated by Living Institute’s Chief Consultant, Kasper Jelsbech Knudsen. Kasper specializes in inclusive leadership, advancing gender parity, unconscious bias mitigation, and cross-cultural collaborations. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Aarhus University.

Individually tailored cross cultural workshops

If you are interested in a tailored cultural awareness workshop for an AU department or research group, we can consult with you on organizing this. Please contact Lisa Topelmann-Weder, lisatw@au.dk, +4525580670 for further information or questions.