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China: Comprehending the Country, Communicating with the People

Jun 10, 2014
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Waterman Bldg 338 (Memorial Lounge)

The University of Vermont's International Gateway and Center for Cultural Pluralism presents:
China: Comprehending the Country, Communicating with the People
An Intensive Briefing & Discussion

Two Sessions Available:
Monday, June 9th or Tuesday, June 10th
8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Registration required! Please sign up here.
Free for UVM faculty, staff and students
Community members and non-UVM affiliates- $25 per person

Participants will have the opportunity to:
*Discover the underlying cultural factors, reasons and influences affecting the Chinese people's patterns of thinking, learning, acting and interacting
* Discuss key factors for working most effectively with Chinese students, employees, counterparts and colleagues
*Gain deeper insight into our own U.S. culture and the culture of China

Learning Activities:
* Present (thought-provoking, participative & illustrative) examples on fundamental realities of China today
* Examine U.S. culture to raise self-awareness in our interactions across cultures
* Share real life stories of work with Chinese individuals in the context of higher education.
*Discussions of the issues of greatest concern to Chinese and Americans
* Case studies of challenging situations in different kinds of relationships and organizations

About Dr. George Renwick:
Dr. George Renwick has been traveling on assignments to China two or three times every year since 1982. He has worked with 25 organizations in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing, Tianjin, and Qinhuangdao. On most of his assignments, he serves as an advisor and coach to senior Chinese and Western executives. In addition, he conducts intensive seminars and briefings for employees at all levels in a variety of organizations in China. He has written 50 confidential studies, reports, and letters to senior executives on Chinese-Western interaction. Prior to his coaching and consulting practice, George was a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the D

Price: Free for UVM faculty, staff and students. $25 for

For more information, contact Center for Cultural Pluralism at 802-656-9511 or

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