Communicating Across Cultures

Communicating Across Cultures

Whether you are operating a global business or working within a highly diverse American workplace, effective intercultural communication skills are critical. In this series, you will go well beyond a look at customs to dig deeply into the concepts and research that help explain why we behave the way we do.

Our featured Chief Communication Officers, experts in corporate culture, are guided by Jim O’Rourke, Teaching Professor of Management & Organization and Amanda McKendree, Arthur F. and Mary J. O'Neil Director of the Fanning Center for Business Communication. We will analyze intercultural situations in the workplace to see these theories at work in practical ways. Along with increasing self-awareness of our individual communication styles, we will explore how to become more effective and ethical intercultural communicators.

This four-week program will give you the opportunity to view pre-recorded short talk videos available at any time on ThinkND, participate in weekly online meetings on Fridays at 12 pm EDT, and connect with other participants through an online discussion forum.

The series is co-sponsored by the Mendoza College of Business, the Eugene D. Fanning Center for Business Communication at Mendoza, Notre Dame International and the Keough School’s McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business. Read the press release here.

Sign Up Fall 2020 Speaker Schedule (select Fridays at 12:00 pm EDT):

  • September 4 - Denise Karkos ‘93, Chief Marketing Officer, SiriusXM
  • September 18 - Chris Murphy ’89, VP of Corporate Communications, AT&T
  • October 2 - Linda Rutherford, SVP & Chief Communications Officer, Southwest Airlines
  • October 16 - Debra Charlesworth ‘90, VP of Corporate Communications, BioMarin Pharmaceuticals

Series Description

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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 1 minute Meet the Faculty James O'Rourke
Video 4 minutes What Does It Mean to Live and Work in a Global Economy? James O'Rourke
Video 6 minutes What are Global Skill Sets? James O'Rourke
Video 6 minutes Interacting with Others and Understanding Your Audience James O'Rourke
Article Join the Live Virtual Event James O'Rourke
Article 2 minutes Additional Resources James O'Rourke
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 5 minutes What is Culture? James O'Rourke
Video 6 minutes Applying What We Know About Culture James O'Rourke
Video 4 minutes The Value and Complexity of Culture James O'Rourke
Video 60 minutes Join the Live Virtual Event James O'Rourke
Article Additional Resources James O'Rourke
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 6 minutes Functions of Culture James O'Rourke
Video 6 minutes How do Cultures Change? James O'Rourke
Video 3 minutes Ethnocentrism James O'Rourke
Article Join the Live Virtual Event James O'Rourke
Coming October 12
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