Intercultural Business Communication - Columbus, Neb.

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Small Towns


Are you interested in improving your intercultural communication skills or learning about the different styles and preferences of communication in different cultures? These skills are important for organizers, community advocates or leaders, business owners, and anyone who is interested in professional development around their communication skills.

You will identify and recognize each other’s communication styles and determine how they can improve their cross-cultural skills to succeed in their businesses or outreach from their organizations.

You will also: 

  • Learn the different models of communication and understand what affects the ease/difficulty of communicating with other people.
  • Identify low-context and high-context cultures.
  • Identify five things that could be done to improve relationships with target cultures.

The workshops are free, led by Diana Rongish who has more than 20 years in training and consulting.

One-on-one, 30-minute sessions will be offered to interested individuals after the workshop.

Cost: Free

When: Wednesday, April 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, 753 33rd Ave., Columbus, Neb.

Registration is required (by Tuesday, April 4): Click here to register.

Questions/assistance contact: Jess Cabán at or 402.380.0973

Hosted by: The Center for Rural Affairs and Columbus Area Chambers of Commerce

This workshop is supported by a grant from the Marion Ewing Kauffman Foundation’s Heartland Challenge.

All Center for Rural Affairs events and activities are open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) will be made if requested in advance.

Fully vaccinated people are not required to wear a mask or maintain social distance. Those who are not yet fully vaccinated are asked to either take a self-administered COVID-19 test (with a negative result) prior to leaving for the event or mask and maintain distance while at the event. If you are feeling ill in any way, please refrain from attending.