Enhancing Gender-related Communication headed by Andrea Roos


February 11/12, 2010

This workshop for the members of Integrated Research Training Group 796 was another workshop given by Andrea Roos from the International Communication Consultancy (ICCON). It was a nice mixture between theory, teamwork and learning by doing. Within one and a half days, we were trained in four different aspects. After an introduction in gender communication and the basics of effective communication strategies, we focused on the transfer of communication and the resolution of conflicts. In addition to interesting and short theory blocks, we attended to worksheets in teamwork. In the role playing part we had a lot of fun with the pitfalls of gender related communication. Taken together, we received a good insight into the differences in male/female communication strategies. Since the maximum number of participants is limited to eight people, the workshop is planned to be held next year again.