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IU Northwest hosts Latino communication workshop

In an effort to increase effective cross-cultural communication, Indiana University Northwest will present "Understanding the Latino Community and Communications" as an interactive workshop, Fri. Oct. 21 from 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. in room 102, Raintree Hall at Indiana University Northwest. This workshop will specifically focus on teaching attendees about workplace communication, understanding the Latino workforce and how to interepet non-verbal forms of communication.

Northwest Indiana boasts an incredible variety of cross-cultures that often don't understand each other. Misinterpretations and misperceptions are common when members of different ethnicities and cultures don't communicate effectively. These miscommunications have negative effects in schools, the workplace and in the community.

Ken Coopwood, Ph.D., Director of Diversity & Equity at Indiana University Northwest, explains that there is a real need for the northwest Indiana region to develop a shared learning of the various culutres that exist in the region, especially in the workplace. "Diversity management, regardless of industry, is a prerequisite for effective change and knowledge of people (cultural, psychological and spiritual) that is often absent when structural change is being implemented," says Coopwood.

The workshop is part of an ongoing effort at IU Northwest to bridge the multi-cultural gap in the region. The workshop is free and is open to the public. For more information, please contact the Office of Diversity & Equity at 219.980.6705 or email



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