Welcome to the Global People website and resource bank. This site is for people who wish to become more effective at working across cultures. It provides access to new research, current thinking and practical resources to help achieve this.
The Global People initiative grew out of a major collaboration between UK and Chinese universities, the eChina-UK Programme, but the scope of its work goes beyond the UK and China to address issues that affect all intercultural partnerships. We are continuing to update the site as we explore other aspects of intercultural interaction.
Using this site
There are six main sections:
The Global Student: Insights from our recent research into developing intercultural competencies in university students. Papers from the research are available in the Resource Bank.
We hope you enjoy visiting this site, find useful resources to help you build intercultural effectiveness personally and/or in your international team, and that you will thereby take a step towards Global People competence!
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Masters in Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions
The Global People team at the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, UK, offer a specialist degree, MSc Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions. The course provides in-depth training in intercultural communication, with a focus on its relevance to people working in business or in other professions (e.g. education, medicine, PR).
For more information, click here.
If you might be interested in studying this course and would like to know more, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All materials on this website are the copyright of the Global People team. All rights reserved. No part of this website and its resources may be published without the prior written consent of the copyright holders. Any materials used for presentation or teaching purposes must give full acknowledgement to the copyright holders.
Warwick University’s “Global People” website and resources make a substantial contribution to thinking and practice in the area of intercultural working. As a professional in international cultural relations, I will be referring partners that we work with, both in UK and overseas, to this site.
John Knagg, OBE, Senior Adviser Learning & Teaching, The British Council
The team from the University of Northampton who are working on a Connect project with a university in Shaoguan spent an afternoon going through some of the Global People materials. As a result, we were able to plan a three day workshop in Shaoguan which was tremendously successful. I really do believe that anybody involved in collaborations would benefit from this resource. Many thanks.
Dr Dave Burnapp, National Teaching Fellow, University of Northampton
Click to hear David Lock (Director of International and UK Projects, the Leadership Foundation) talk about the importance of intercultural awareness and the value of the Global People resources.
To see the full video of David Lock's endorsement click here.