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International Teamwork – Facilitating Cooperation in International Environments

In this course you will gain a flexible skill set of leadership and intervention methods for constructive collaboration in intercultural teams.


01. September 2018 09:00 – 01. September 2018 17:00

Philipps-Universität Marburg, MARA F|05, Deutschhausstraße 11+13 Seminar room 01.0010

Cross-cultural teams can achieve crucial benefits in knowledge and innovation presumed a trustful and open communication culture is effectively established. However, effective collaboration in teams composed of people from diverse and versatile cultural backgrounds, disciplines, mindsets, working and thinking styles is challenging and can easily cause frictions and tensions within a team. Various understandings and perspectives on commitments as well as collaboration through different time zones or languages provide special challenges for teams.
Working styles in cross-cultural environments often develop their own dynamics, that are hardly predictable and not easy to manage. A flexible skillset of leadership and intervention methods provides crucial impulses for better cooperation and help to remain focused on common goals. This workshop supports in establishing impulses and techniques for a constructive collaboration in cross-cultural and virtual working environments.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  •  You are aware of typical challenges and friction points in cross-cultural teamwork.
  • You understand mechanisms of common work in intercultural and virtual teams.
  • You are able to implement approaches for constructive collaboration.
  • You have improved your leadership skills in cross-cultural project management.

Didactic Methods

Theoretical input, group work, role playing, practical exercises in self-presentation, feedback from trainer


Please note that this is not an English language course. Proficiency in English at the B2 level of competency is required.


September 1, 2018, 9 am–5 pm

Target group

Doctoral candidates and postdocs
from all disciplines


Maximum number of 15 participants
Internal 25 EUR
External 75 EUR


Here you will find the registration form for the moderated course registration.
Deadline August 17, 2018

Please note that your registration is binding. You may cancel your registration up to twelve days before the beginning of the course without providing specific reasons. Thereafter, you will be required to pay the attendance fee even if you do not attend the course.


Dr. Christine Issa

Event Organizer

MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Postdoctoral Program