Dr Sophie Reissner-Roubicek (Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick) teaches on the MSc in Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions and the BA in Language, Culture and Communication. In addition to designing and delivering blended intercultural training for professionals and students across disciplines and international, Dr Reissner-Roubicek's expertise in intercultural competence in applied settings is highly relevant to current work at Monash University. In particular, the focus on developing interventions to increase students ability to apply and articulate intercultural competence.
Funded through the Monash Warwick Visiting Educator Scheme, Dr Reissner-Roubicek's visit to Monash University at the begining of May 2017, will extend the collaboration with Dr Normand-Marconnet which was formed through the Monash Warwick Alliance Intercultural Competence project in 2016, when a three-stage training programme for students on study abroad was piloted and the project created a Train the Trainer resource for educators. The visit supports the continuing rollout of this training at Monash by building capacity in the post-experience section of the programme to help students articulate their learning outcomes to employers and also contribute to the Monash Intercultural Competence Strategy by sharing a model of curricular skills development in intercultural teamwork that is applicable to educators in quantative disciplines.
During her visit, Dr Reissner-Roubicek will deliver a workshop to staff to introduce the interactive, digital learning resource and attend a networking breakfast for staff and students which will feature Intercultural Competence and Graduate Employability. The visit will provide Warwick with an insight into current approaches at Monash, including the delivery and evaluation models for the co-curricular training programme 'Leap into Leadership - Connecting across Cultures module as well as pilot projects taking place in the Faculties of Arts, Law and the Business School.