By: Tara Harvey, Ph.D.
Founder, True North InterculturalIntercultural training has advanced significantly over the years, from focusing primarily on teaching about cultural differences to helping participants develop the skills needed to act in interculturally competent ways. While mindfulness has been recognized as an important concept in intercultural communication for some time, until recently few educators incorporated mindfulness practices into their work. However, as mindfulness programs become more prevalent—from Google to the military to K-12 schools—and research heralds their impact, more intercultural educators are recognizing the value of both practicing and teaching mindfulness to enhance their own and others’ intercultural competence.
In this interactive session, we discuss what mindfulness is, how it relates to intercultural learning, and how practicing mindfulness can benefit you as an intercultural educator as well as those whom you teach or train.
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