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International Researchers/ Scholars Academic Writing/Speaking Workshop Series

The International Center for Intercultural Communication (ICIC), a language and cultural education center in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, with support from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Center for Teaching and Learning, is offering a series of intercultural communication and language workshops for international professionals and researchers. The goal of these workshops is to equip international participants with effective communication strategies. Each workshop in the series provides engaging, hands‐on learning activities.  All workshops will be conducted by Dr. Ulla Connor, Ph.D., Chancellor’s Professor of English, and Assistant Director of ICIC Esen Gokpinar-Shelton, M.A.


Scientific Grant Proposal Writing
This full‐day workshop is designed for non‐native-English writers with limited experience in grant writing, and provides an engaging overview of the grant proposal process, text analysis and guidance on specific linguistic and cultural writing considerations as well as recommendations for improving the quality of grant proposals. Through active individual and small-group practice, participants gain an understanding of common issues of non‐native English writers; the rhetorical moves and linguistic features of persuasive grant writing; and strategies for writing clear and persuasive grant application narratives to increase their chances of securing funding.


Summary of workshop goals and pricing:

  • Understand key linguistic features of clear, persuasive research grant proposals
  • Write compelling grant narratives with appropriate literature citations
  • Apply effective rhetorical strategies to increase likelihood of future research funding
  • $100 per person

Dates offered:     

  • No workshops are scheduled at this time.

Academic Writing for Publication in English
This full‐day interactive workshop for international researchers aims to assist non‐native-English writers with developing and improving their skills related to academic writing for journal publication. Workshop facilitators will discuss and analyze key features in the structural organization of research articles: abstract, introduction, methods, and results/discussion sections. They will also address language-related aspects of writing: grammar, sentence structure, and overall cohesion as well as strength of their claim. Participants are encouraged to bring a writing sample or draft for review and comments.

Summary of workshop goals and pricing:

  • Improve introductions, results, discussions, titles, and abstracts of research articles for publication
  • Improve language use, such as: verb tense, voice, reporting verbs, strength of claim, author stance and evaluative language
  • $100 per person


Dates offered:

  • No workshops are scheduled at this time.


Communication Skills for Oral Presentations
Making oral presentations at scientific and academic conferences and meetings, and teaching classes are standard expectations for university researchers and instructors. For non‐native English speakers, giving oral presentations that are clear, concise, and understandable may be challenging due to intercultural differences in presentation formats and styles. This full‐day interactive workshop provides guidance to non‐native English speakers through individual practice and small-group discussions to ensure clear oral communication in English. Workshop facilitators will discuss key features of oral presentations related to language use, organizational structure, use of visuals, and non‐verbal communication for a variety of audiences.

Summary of workshop goals and pricing:

  • Discover key organizational features of effective oral presentations
  • Learn strategies to make presentations clear and easy to follow
  • Find ways to improve oral enunciation and pronunciation
  • $100 per person


Dates offered:    

  • No workshops are scheduled at this time.

Intercultural Communication Workshop for International and Domestic Clinical Practitioners

The workshop is intended for both international and domestic faculty/clinicians/ fellows who would like to improve their intercultural communication skills. This workshop explores the interplay of language, communication, and culture in interpersonal and professional interactions, providing participants with an overview of the basic principles of intercultural communication. Engaging with clinical case studies and cultural frameworks, participants will arrive upon a guided understanding of cultural dimensions of communication which can help inform future interactions. Bringing awareness to our own perspectives and honoring diverse worldviews through interaction and sharing, the workshop will engage multiple learning styles and use creative approaches as windows into multiple cultural realities. Participants will engage in team activities, games, hands-on practice, and personal reflection to gain a foundation in some of the core theoretical concepts of the intercultural relations field, and begin to integrate their theoretical learning into present contexts. Instruction will be enriched with audio/video simulations of interactions for demonstration and practice.


Summary of workshop goals and pricing:
  • Increase cross-cultural awareness
  • Identify key cross cultural issues in clinical practice
  • Identify key communication issues in physician- patient interaction
  • $100 per person


Dates offered: 

  • No workshops are scheduled at this time.


Location of Workshops 

All workshops occur in the IUPUI University Library, which is located at 755 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.  Visitor parking is available in the North Street parking garage, which is located at 819 W. North Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.  For more information about parking at IUPUI, please visit http://parking.iupui.edu .


Registration

When workshops have been scheduled, secure online registration is available through the Indiana University Office of Conference and Event Registration Services (OCERS).  Acceptable forms of payment are check, money order, credit card, or internal billing (Indiana University only). In order to be officially registered and participate in a workshop, payment must be received in full before each workshop.


Cancellation Policy 

In the event that a participant chooses to withdraw from registration, a refund will be given at 50% of the paid amount only if the request is given at least 10 business days before the workshop.  Cancellation requests can only be given by writing to icic@iupui.edu .  If notice is not given, or is received either nine days or less before the workshop, then no refund will be given.  The International Center for Intercultural Communication reserves the right to make all final decisions about cancellations and refunds.


For more information, please contact ICIC at icic@iupui.edu or call (1) (317) 274-2555.