Will You Sink or Swim in the Perilous Ethical Shoals
of Intercultural Technical Communication?
Find Out at Our November 21 Meeting!
By Dan Voss
With the globalization of the technical communication profession comes a new challenge: how to identify and resolve ethical conflicts that cross cultures. It’s hard enough to do that within one culture with a common value system, let alone across cultures with often-conflicting value systems.
It’s like piloting a ship through perilous shoals. You need a compass and a lighthouse.
Both of them come with the price of admission to STC Florida’s November 21 educational meeting, a mini-workshop, “Exploring the Ethics of Intercultural Technical Communication” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Perkins Restaurant on University Blvd. and also available online.
The 2-hour event includes an engaging presentation by the authors of Chapter 5, “Teaching the Ethics of Intercultural Communication” by Bethany Aguad and Dan Voss in the anthology of research articles Teaching and Training for Global Engineering: Perspectives on Culture and Professional Communication Practices, edited by Madelyn Flammia of UCF and Kirk St.Amant of East Carolina University and published in 2017.
Following the presentation is a “hands-on” workshop that is sure to be both challenging and enlightening. In it, you’ll be guiding your ship through the perilous shoals of ethical conflicts technical communicators encounter as we practice our profession across the boundaries of nations, religions, and cultures.
So be ready to steer your ship away from the rocks in forehead-wrinkling cases like “When in Rome,” “Make No Assumptions,” “The Deadly Dose,” and “No Women Need Apply.”
We will be charging the following rates for this meeting:
-$6 for STC Florida Chapter Members (part of Society for Technical Communication membership, not membership of this meetup group)
-$12 for all other attendees
The same pricing applies for online attendees. We will have a moderator on the call to welcome all virtual attendees. The presentation will start at 6:30.
Visit our Meeting Payments page to pay ahead for the meeting and receive the call details if you want to attend online.