The Theory and Practice of Code Shifting: Fostering Equitable Intercultural Communities

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When: December 19, 2019 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Intermediate
Track: Global Diversity
Presenters: Emily Clawson, Peace Corps | D’Lynn Jacobs, Peace Corps
Cost: Free
Note: This webinar was originally scheduled fro December 12, 2019, but it has been update and rescheduled to December 19, 2019. The date of this webinar is December 19, 2019
This webinar will detail the United States Peace Corps’ journey and approach to fostering working environments abroad in which both host country and U.S. staff can bring their full cultural selves to work.

The following questions will be explored:

How does a U.S.-based organization adapt to host-country cultural norms and office practices?
How much does the U.S. leadership shift to be effective and appropriate in their interactions and engagement with local staff and communities?
How much and in what ways are host-country national staff expected to shift to work according to U.S. cultural norms?
Participants will be prompted to think critically about how these dynamics can be made explicit and negotiated in inclusive ways. Methods such as ensuring space for continual conversation, establishing shared vocabulary, and engaging culturally appropriate feedback loops will be explored.

Learning Outcomes
Explore the unique office dynamics that impact inclusion in international field offices
Learn and explore strategies to negotiate a shared and inclusive vision of working norms and practices
Practice the skill of pro-actively acknowledging code-shifting in order to increase your own capacity

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