Facilitator: Dr Erica Amery holds a Doctor of Education from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Her research focuses on how intercultural competencies are developed with students, faculty and staff in post-secondary contexts and managers, instructors and refugees and immigrants in community-based language programs. She is also the CEO of Intercultural Collaborations Inc. (www.interculturalcollaborations.com) in which she offers diversity workshops to post-secondary students, faculty and administrators, members of non-profit organizations, and anyone else who wants to learn to enhance their intercultural communication in a variety of contexts. She has developed and facilitated workshops on a variety of topics including: The Role of Intercultural Competence in Graduation Supervision, Intercultural Communication, Cultural and Gender Diversity and Unconscious Bias.


Target Group: Postgraduate students and supervisors.


Background: Intercultural competence has become increasingly important in higher education institutions that place greater emphasis on internationalization. Promoting intercultural competence can lead to improved graduate supervisors’ and supervisees’ working relationships, which in turn can contribute to their well-being. The purpose of this workshop is to provide graduate students and supervisors with tools to effectively communicate and deal with conflicts in the supervisor/supervisee relationship.


Expected Outcomes:

  • Gaining knowledge of the theoretical background of intercultural competence
  • Learning to apply theory to practice in cross-cultural supervisee/supervisor relationships
  • Develop strategies to interact effectively with one another in cross-cultural supervisor/supervisee relationships
  • Develop strategies to effectively handle conflicts in cross-cultural supervisee/supervisor relationships


This workshop is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) through the University Capacity Development Grant (UCDG)


Workshop Information

18 October 2022

New date: 14 November 2022


Online via Zoom

Registration for this workshop has closed.

Please note: Only 25 participants can be accommodated at this workshop


Enquiries: Jadine Januarie