Free online workshop intercultural competence: living and working in Belgium

In this interactive session in English we offer useful tips and tools to keep your head above (Belgian) water.

Expect a brief introduction to some crucial concepts of intercultural competence, a set of first aid tools that will help you reflect on your personal experiences. The key question we address is: what does intercultural awareness consist of and how can it support you in your professional plans and projects in what some people would call 'the strangest country in the world'?

The session will be moderated by Gunilla de Graef. Gunilla is currently working both as a lecturer and as a policy advisor at the Karel de Grote University College. She has over 15 years of experience as a diversity manager and trainer in both profit and not-for-profit organisations. In addition, Gunilla conducted research on intercultural competence and dealing with culture shock at the CIMIC (Center for Intercultural Management and International Communication, Thomas More Mechelen). She has participated in numerous international projects, developing toolboxes on the same subject.


  • Due to continued restrictions on indoor programs, we decided to switch to an online workshop.  While there is some theory to get through, the workshop will be interactive though. So expect to be asked for your opinion, feedback and experience. 
  • This workshop will be in English and is offered for free by International House Leuven, but places are limited.  Registration via our event page on EventBrite (external page).
  • We ask for your home address in the registration because we want to send you a little something beforehand.  Keep an eye on your postal box the days leading up to the workshop!  It's obviously not mandatory and we guarantee that this information will not be used in any other way.

General info

Monday 31 May 2021
12:50 - 15:30
International House Leuven
Free after registration
International House Leuven
Tiensevest 60
3000 Leuven
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