Seminars

Intercultural Courses

Education is an instrument of social integration and a means through which to construct identity. Access to information and knowledge influences access to employment, socio-economic integration and development. At the same time, education is also a tool through which identity, perceptions and understandings, real or imagined, are developed. The way that the dominant cultural majority frames the educational system and the values that it propagates through schooling (methods, curricula, etc), expresses and determines perceptions of own identity and understandings of the ‘other.’ Just as it can be inclusive, and a vehicle through which to promote principles of social cohesion, solidarity, and equality, it can equally propagate prejudice, stereotypes, perceptions of cultural confrontation, superiority, or discrimination. Thus, the challenge for a heterogeneous society is to meet raised expectations for educational policies that are able to respond to the needs of the entire

student population. In short, for educational policies that are culturally sensitive, that enhance educational, socialization and personal development opportunities for students of all communities.

Why Intercultural Courses?  

When working with overseas colleagues have you ever been frustrated that they work differently to you? That their priorities in the workplace are sometimes different to yours? That they appear to be sending mixed messages—and that their body language is often confusing?

The role of Intercultural Courses: These different attitudes and behaviours are more than likely conditioned by culture—values, assumptions and perceptions that are instilled early on in life and are expressed in the way we behave and interact. These cultural influences are so deep that we act upon them instinctively—in everything we do, from the way we stand and talk, to the way we deal with superiors, conflict and decision-making. As these differences are so deep and intuitive, they can often lead to substantial misunderstanding and breakdowns in communication. Nowhere is this more detrimental than in an international workplace, where misunderstandings, based on culture, can make or break a important business deal, an international merger or any other type of cross-cultural working.

Our Intercultural Courses aim to raise your intercultural awareness and enable you to communicate effectively across cultures. Designed in close collaboration with you and your organisation, our Intercultural Courses will develop your own cultural awareness and enable you to work more effectively with counterparts from other cultures.

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Human Rights Courses

Human rights short courses

The Institute will run a programme of short human rights certificate courses for professional participants. They are held on consecutive Saturday evenings over eight or ten weeks, or over two consecutive days. They are taught by leading human rights lawyers and academic experts. They are accredited by the Bar Standards Board and Law Society for CPD points. 

Understanding Women's Human Rights

This unique and original two day course will examine the international human rights law framework that guarantees the rights of women and critically evaluate its potential to challenge core obstacles undermining the effective protection of women’s rights in the world today.

International Human Rights Law and Practice

In today's legal, policy and business worlds, international human rights law affects the way all of us work, either explicitly or implicitly. A knowledge of international human rights standards is increasingly required. Therefore those involved in the legal professions - whether as barristers, solicitors, employed lawyers or judges - and those involved in government, public policy, business and civil society need to have a solid understanding of the breadth and depth of human rights principles.

Run in collaboration with leading practitioners in the human rights field, this course provides a comprehensive understanding of human rights principles, their origins, the institutions responsible for their enforcement and how their content is determined.

Armed conflict, whether international or internal, remains an ongoing aspect of life. War and armed conflict, even when in principle lawful, can result in some of the worst abuses and atrocities. This eight-week programme examines the laws of war and international criminal law from the perspective of international human rights law. It confronts the crucial questions: are human rights law, the laws of war and international criminal law three distinct disciplines? Have they now become so entwined that it is not possible fully to understand one without some knowledge of the other?

Understanding Children's Human Rights

Childcare professionals, including lawyers and those directly working with and for children must therefore understand and be able to apply the international human rights law framework as it relates to children and young people.

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Informatics Courses

Informatics Courses

Informatics is nowadays a reality which largely determines and affects important in many aspects of social life of people. This reality is reflected in the comprehensive and widespread term 'Information Society'. More generally, the development of information technology today is affected and affects the employment, as an essential and necessary working tool, culture regarding the dissemination and development as well as quality of life. Additionally, on the one hand contribute substantially to the consolidation of a globalized society and on the other bearing on the operation of media undeniably affect in turn the way of forming a society.

The courses include training on:

- WEB Designing
- Google Analytics
- Ad Works
- SEO
- 3D Animation

 

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Media Courses

 

Media Courses

In contemporary societies, Media play a crucial role in the information of citizens regarding important issues, and the formation of their attitudes towards political, economic and social activities.

In other words, the Media form our reality. Therefore, the knowledge of the way the Media function and form our perceptions of reality, is of utmost importance.

Our courses include essential theoretical knowledge and training in the use of the latest digital multimedia technology. Students often work collaboratively on creative projects which allow them the opportunity to gain experience in communication technology and media production while critically reflecting on the relationship between communication, media and culture.

- Writing and Editing in Print and Online
- Audiovisual Journalism
- New Technologies (Social Media)

 

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