Cultural Intelligence Q&A – Making a Difference

Course description

Have you ever felt challenged, confused or misunderstood in what you felt was a simple straight forward interaction? Have you ever left an interaction wondering why it all went wrong and didn’t know why?

Reflecting upon the inspiring stories from our own international student community  through ‘In the Frame - Voice of International Students’ this session will provide a series of fun and practical case studies in cultural awareness, cultural adaptability and intercultural bridging.

Join our Cross-Cultural expert Mr Robert Bean, from Robert Bean Intercultural, and panel for an insightful Q & A session using real Flinders University examples and hypotheticals on cultural intelligence and its importance in our diverse and dynamic multicultural environment at Flinders University.

The session will feature a panel of Flinders professional and academic staff working through day to day student interaction case studies and sharing their experiences, tips and strategies that can assist in preventing cultural misunderstandings and maximising the opportunities that our culturally diverse community has to offer.


  • Professor Alison Jones – Dean of Education, College of Medicine and Public Health
  • Annika Danielsson – Director, Student Administration Services
  • Jose Paulino – Manager, International Student Services, Flinders International
  • Dr Michael Bell – Senior Lecturer, College of Education, Psychology and Social Work
  • Dr Lydia Woodyatt – Senior Lecturer, College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

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Type of course

Q&A session


Robert Bean
Flinders University

Who should attend

All University staff who are looking to understand more about how culture can inform the way we interact and what this means in particular for our international student community.

What you will learn

  • Enhance your emotional and cultural intelligence 
  • Gain a better understanding of other cultures 
  • Find out how being self-aware can make positive changes to your life and lives of people around you 
  • Learn new and practical strategies on how to engage effectively with people from others cultures to avoid conflict and address misunderstandings when they emerge. 

Prerequisites / assumed knowledge


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