[suspended] culture training 

Unfortunately, ISU's Culture training programme has been suspended for the time being. As soon as we have new workshops in sight, you will be able to find information on this page. 


The goal of Aalborg University's (AAU) culture training programme is to support the transition of our institution into a high-performing culturally diverse work environment. AAU's culture training programme is coordinated by the International Staff Unit (ISU) and is FREE & EXCLUSIVE for all staff, guest researchers and PhD students.

On your right, your can see the upcoming workshops scheduled. You are welcome to register individually for one or more sessions in-person or online. 

All you need to know...

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    Contact & registration

    The registration for culture training is suspended. 


    QUESTIONS RELATED TO future workshops:

    t. 9940 3030
    r. isu-hr@adm.aau.dk


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    Course description

    We offer two opportunities for competence development:


    Workshop "Working cross culturally at AAU"

    This 3-hour workshop explores the potential of diversity and the different parameters of cultures.


    Workshop "Danish culture crash course"

    This 3-hour workshop focusses on how the Danish culture interplays with other cultures in the workplace as well as on the importance of cultural relativism.


    Each session includes light reflection assignments and discussion.

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    Practical Information

    The course is offered by Aalborg University’s International Staff Unit (ISU).



    In Aalborg, you have the opportunity to attend "in-person" or online.



    Staff in Copenhagen and Esbjerg, can join the session online. However, if you wish to book a "in-person" date at Copenhagen or Esbjerg campus, please contact ISU.



    Registration deadline is 48 hours before the course start. 

    At ISU, we understand when life throws us curves and you have to cancel your registration for a course.  Hence, we kindly ask you to consider that there are many resources going into putting together these FREE courses for you. If you are unable to join the course for which you registered, please contact us as soon as possible.

    The ISU reserves the right to cancel the courses if the minimum participants’ (8) number is not reached.


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    Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is key in establishing positive work relationships, collaborating in teams, assisting staff and supervising students across cultures. A lack of CQ can lead to low performance, conflicts, frustration and mistrust in culturally diverse groups. While basic social skills and respect for other cultures can be enough, cultural intelligence is especially important in stressful situations.

    1. Its benefits are reflected in your work performance;
    2. Diverse teams with high cultural intelligence will outperform homogeneous teams;
    3. Cultural intelligent individuals can effectively adapt to various culturally diverse situations;
    4. Without it, mutual distrust can set in, language barriers can grow more divisive, and different people in the group may bring disparate approaches to conflict;
    5. While basic social skills and respect for other cultures can be enough, cultural intelligence is especially important in stressful situations (conflict management).


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