array(7) { ["sf_event_description"]=> array(1) { [0]=> string(1223) "This course is geared to both workers and supervisors. There will be many exercises and activities for the students during “real time” in the classroom. Topics to be covered; • Defining Terms: Culture, American, Foreign • Cross Cultural Misunderstandings and Strategies to Avoid or Solve Them • Language Points • Mono lingual Americans, slowing down, volume considerations, rephrasing and summarizing, o making assumptions, checking for meaning, humor and sarcasm, slang, work related idioms, being supportive, asking for clarification. • Manners, Titles, Terms of Address • Conversation Tips-Acceptable/Unacceptable Topics • Physicality, Body Language Across Cultures, Public Behaviors • Individualistic Low Context Cultures compared to Communal High Context Cultures • Understanding Americans and American Cultural Values • International Cultural Differences: Relationship to Time o interpersonal relations o activity coordination o task handling o breaks, work and personal time • American Business Practices and Protocols • Meetings and Negotiations* • Do’s and Don’ts of Cross Cultural Communication • Dietary Considerations • Stereotypes" } ["sf_event_start_date"]=> array(1) { [0]=> string(14) "March 23, 2023" } ["sf_event_start_time"]=> array(1) { [0]=> string(13) "08:30:00.000Z" } ["sf_event_end_date"]=> array(1) { [0]=> string(14) "March 23, 2023" } ["sf_event_end_time"]=> array(1) { [0]=> string(13) "17:00:00.000Z" } ["sf_sync_id"]=> array(1) { [0]=> string(5) "60669" } ["_sf_sync_id"]=> array(1) { [0]=> string(19) "field_620bbf9ab741e" } }