Certificate Seminar Series for Graduate & Professional Students and Scholars

Certificate Series

Certificate Seminar Series
for International Graduate/Professional Students & Scholars

Theme: Cultural Communication in the Workplace

Attend all sessions and obtain a certificate


Winter 2017 Series

Start: Monday, January 30, 2017
End: Monday, March 6, 2017
Location:  International Center Room 3119

Registration Required (Limited Seats available)


In today’s world of economic globalization, cultural competency is increasingly becoming a “must have” in any professional setting. This discussion series will introduce students to the potential challenges of navigating academic and industry workplaces in the United States. The purpose is to provide insight and support pertaining to intercultural communication skills and how to apply them in US professional settings.

Attend all workshops and receive a certificate of completion.


Intercultural Communication in the Workplace 

    • Monday, January 30th, 12:00-1:30pm
    • Presenter: Robin Ducatillon, International Programs Specialist, Services for International Students and Scholars 

Conflict Management: How to say no, get what you want out of your education, and set your own boundaries

    • Monday, February 6th, 12:00-1:30pm
    • Presenter: Sheetal Shah, Ph.D., CAN Community Counselor SISS & ME/SA 

Learning to Proactively Engage with your Research Mentor

    • Monday, February 13th, 12:00-1:30pm
    • Presenter: Steve Lee, Ph.D. Graduate Diversity Officer for the STEM Disciplines, Office of Graduate Studies

Understanding US Laws and Culture as it relates to sexual harassment in workplaces

    • Monday, February 27th, 12:00-1:30pm
    • Presenter: Ivy Griffin, Education and Case Specialist, Harassment and Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program (HDAPP)

Work Life Balance: How to optimize performance and efficiency while having fun

    • Monday, March 6th,12:00-1:30pm
    • Presenter: Bai-Yin Chen, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Coordinator, Graduate Student Counseling Services, SHCS

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Program Contact info: Tonio Gray, International Graduate Student Assistant - SISSIGSA@ucdavis.edu