Cultural Awareness Programme

Workshops - Living and Working in Denmark

Services for international staff offers workshops that aim to promote cross-cultural understanding and cultural diversity at Aarhus University. They are designed to give insights into Danish culture, as well as into different beliefs and stereotypes about culture in general. The strategies and tools introduced in the workshops can be used to adjust to life in Denmark, but can also be applied to diverse intercultural contexts, especially with regard to international environments at Aarhus University. The goal is for participants to become more culturally aware, as well as to acquire strategies that can bridge any cultural differences. 

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

Danish Living Crash Course Workshop, 3. June 2021

 

This 3-hour workshop focuses on life in Denmark and how that can be differently experienced, in particular during this last year of Corona restrictions. Danish cultural norms are looked at closely and how and why they have developed historically. The aim is to understand the context of Danish cultural and work place behavior, in order to increase cross-cultural understanding and work place satisfaction. Participants learn practical tools and strategies on how to work and act ‘culturally intelligent’ when living and working in Denmark and when collaborating cross-culturally. 

This course is organized by the International Staff Office and facilitated by Living Institute’s Chief Consultant, Kasper Jelsbech Knudsen. Kasper’s passion lies in promoting cultures of inclusion. He specializes in inclusive leadership, advancing gender parity, unconscious bias mitigation, and cross-culture as well as disciplinary collaborations. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Aarhus University.

Read more and sign up for this workshop here

Important information:

This event complies with the applicable regulations at AU and the general guidelines from the public authorities. 
We have set a limited number of participants and anyone attending must be registered
Please note this event is subject to updates or last minute cancellation, if the guidelines so require. 

We strongly recommend you to read the guidelines for on-campus activities and remember you can now  self-test at AU.

Working Cross Culturally at Aarhus University

Cross-Cultural Communication in a Danish/International Context

This workshop is facilitated by the Living Institute Copenhagen. The format is a 3-hour session that focuses on cross-cultural collaboration within the Aarhus University context and the benefits of cultural diversity and inclusion. Danish AU staff members are encouraged to attend together with AU International staff members. Participants learn practical tools and strategies on how to work and act ‘culturally intelligent’ when collaborating cross-culturally in order to enhance performance and work satisfaction within an international environment.

This course is organized by International Academic Staff Services and facilitated by Living Institute’s Chief Consultant, Kasper Jelsbech Knudsen. Kasper’s passion lies in promoting cultures of inclusion. He specializes in inclusive leadership, advancing gender parity, unconscious bias mitigation, and cross-culture as well as disciplinary collaborations. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Aarhus University.

This workshop will be offered again in September and in November 2021, dates TBC

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 Vibeke Tyrre Pedersen, vtp@au.dk, phone: +45 40878974 or Lisa Topelmann-Weder, lisatw@au.dk, phone: +4525580670, mobile: +45 9187 8537 for further information or questions.