Intercultural Competence Workshop: living and working in Belgium

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

This workshop will cover 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.


  • The workshop will be interactive, so expect to be asked for your opinion, feedback and experience. If you already took part in the first edition of this workshop we would love to have you join us again!
  • 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)
  • Location: De Bib Leuven, there are two entrances, most people enter via the Diestsestraat but the official address is on the Rijschoolstraat. Just follow the green International House signs to find the meeting room
  • Don't forget your covid-safe pass and mask

General info

Wednesday 15 December 2021
10:00 - 13:00
International House Leuven
De Bib Leuven
Rijschoolstraat 4
3000 Leuven
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