“Exploring Our World” is a cultivation of unique seminars, lectures and workshops presented by the College of Liberal Arts. The series provides an array of topics from the perspectives of the humanities and other disciplines. Each topic is designed to engage the mind and ignite discussion among participants. The diverse backgrounds of the presenters and participants guarantee insightful dialogue.
The Exploring Our World Series is free and open to the public. These events are sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the Office of the Provost. Reserve your spot today!
SPRING 2017 PROGRAM OF EVENTS
A New Leadership Ethic: Strategies for Leading Authentically and Dealing with Destructive Leaders
Organizational effectiveness depends on the alignment and effective functioning of the people, practices and principles in the workplace. A new leadership ethics based on value theory is introduced. Participants will also understand and identify the value-ethic of the dysfunctional or difficult leader, the cost of toxic leadership and what to do about it.
Introducing the Value-Ethic
Applying the Value-Ethic to people, practices and principles of the workplace
Why leaders lose their way
Symptomology of pathology in leaders
Strategies for dealing with difficult leaders
Benefits of Attending
Participants will understand and identify when workplace/study or organizational climates are threatened or compromised by ineffective leadership and gain knowledge of ethical and coping strategies. This talk will bring recent research into practical areas of business and leadership studies. It introduces a new theoretical framework to relevant audiences. This workshop is ideal for leaders in multiple sectors, psychology students, faculty, staff and local community members.
Dispelling the Myth: The Role of Translation in Perpetuating the Stereotype of China and Her People
The image of China and her people has somewhat got stereotyped in the eyes of English-speaking Westerners and the stereotype has been created by translation to a large extent. This lecture will explore the role of translation (either of classic or modern literature) to perpetuate this stereotype over time, with a view to exploring the status quo of this issue and the reasons behind it and offering ways to have an unbiased judgment of China and her people.
Translation and its role in stereotyping an image
Stereotype of China and her people through translation
Reasons for the stereotypes
Ways to achieve an unbiased judgment of China and her people
Benefits of Attending
The audience will learn a correct understanding of China and Chinese people and promote their understanding of cross-cultural communication. This lecture is both academic and practical in nature and designed to enhance one’s understanding of intercultural communication, enabling them to have a deeper understanding of China and Chinese people. Students in cultural and communication studies or those learning Chinese, faculty, staff and the anyone interested in China are welcome to attend.
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