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**CANCELLED** Cultural barriers and solutions in work, the workplace and with the workforce

Sat, Jul 10, 14:00-14:30 Asia/Tokyo Room 2

**CANCELLED** How can intercultural communication workshops support professionals in work, the workforce and the workplace? To partly answer this question, examples draw on work conducted over 15 years with students at Concord College, staff at Economic Forums, SMEs and multinational companies in Germany, Japan and France. The perception of culture in working life is an important one for businesses and universities. Consequently, this presentation illustrates how the language of the ‘other’ through cultural myths are neither practical in the workplace nor effective at creating a reciprocal workforce. In response to those myths, this presentation highlights how an L&D approach drawn from HR together with EFL frameworks can offer an important approach to supporting professionals or university students working internationally.