Internationalisation at UTAS

Intercultural Competence Lecture & Workshop

The Intercultural Competence Lecture and Workshop will be held on Wednesday 30th November 2011 from 10.30am – 4.30pm (Hobart Campus).

One of the key objectives of the UTAS 2012-2014 Strategic Plan is Internationalisation and a specific goal of internationalisation is that UTAS will utilise an internationalised curriculum ‘that is global in perspective and facilitates inter-cultural competence’.

The main focus for this IoC Project event will be on Intercultural Competence (ICC) in Higher Education, with particular reference to UTAS. The invited guest presenter is Dr Darla Deardorff (Duke University, USA) who will introduce ICC through an examination of current concepts and the place of ICC in HE internationally (lecture). This will be followed by a workshop where participants will be able to engage in activities aimed at identifying appropriate definitions and frameworks for developing ICC at UTAS and also addressing the complexities of assessment of ICC in HE settings.

Please download the Lecture and Workshop Program (PDF 108KB).

Dr Darla Deardorff

Dr Darla Deardorff is the executive director of the Association of International Education Administrators, a US-based professional organization headquartered at Duke University. She has held several national leadership positions with NAFSA: Association of International Educators and with the Forum on Education Abroad.

Darla has lived and taught abroad and currently teaches cross-cultural courses at Duke University, as well as graduate courses at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University (US).

She has conducted cross-cultural training for universities, companies, and non-profit organisations for the past 17 years and has given invited talks at national and international conferences, including conferences in Mexico, Germany, and Japan.

Darla has also published numerous book chapters and articles on intercultural competence and assessment. Her intercultural competence models are used worldwide in a variety of institutions and programs. She was the editor of the 2009 Sage Handbook of Intercultural Competence.


Registration for the Intercultural Competence Lecture & Workshop is free and provides registrants with a printed programme, admission to all sessions as well as lunch and refreshments.

You can register for the Lecture by Dr Darla Deardorff in the morning, or you can register for the Workshop to be run by Dr Darla Deardorff in the afternoon, or both.

A free bus will be available from Launceston and pool cars from Burnie on Wednesday 30 November. Please see the Registration form for further details and to book your place.

Online registration is now open!

If you have any questions regarding this IoC event please contact either Dr Marion Myhill or Ms Christa Moch via email: or