Team communication: key roles and intercultural contexts

Dr. Matteo Garavoglia | 12.02.2018: 09:00 (s.t.) - 18:00 & | 13.02.2018: 09:00 (s.t.) - 16:00 | C3-137


The workshop helps participants become aware of the intercultural issues affecting their work and provides them with a set of tools to address these challenges.


On the first day of the workshop, participants explore those issues most often affecting communication in terms of team dynamics. On the second day, participants move on to investigate those intercultural aspects that most frequently pose challenges to groups characterised by a high degree of internationalisation.
Throughout the workshop, participants are encouraged to identify the specific role that each individual plays within a team. Within this context, the workhop is always characterised by a constant alternation between theoretical insights and hands-on practical experiences to provide participants with the tools to enhance their group's professional potential.

Contents in brief:

  • Challenges and areas of conflict typical of international contexts
  • Basic principles of a constructive and objective-oriented discussion technique
  • Conflict management: strategies for addressing challenging communication dynamics
  • Being aware of one's own role in a team and how to best mix and match different skills
  • Giving and receiving constructive feedback as a member of a team


  • Individual and group (i.e. team) feedback
  • Theoretical background (intercultural surveys)
  • Role-play and case studies
  • One to one feedback
  • Group exercises


Dr. Matteo Garavoglia was educated at the universities of London (SOAS), Paris (Sciences Po) and Berlin (FU). He has lived in twelve countries across the world and is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian with a working knowledge of German and a basic undertanding of Portuguese. Dr. Garavoglia is currently the Italy Program Non-Resident Fellow at the Centre on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC and an Adjunt Professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Previously, he was Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford.

Target group:

PhD students and Post-doctoral fellows working in intercultural contexts.

12 participants max.



Irmela Trüdinger
+49 (0)521 / 106-67537

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