Online intercultural training session by the Maastricht Young Academy

Nava Hinrichs-Pasutto, UNU-MERIT

The Maastricht Young Academy will organise two online intercultural training sessions that are designed for individuals who want to become familiar with how cultural norms can determine behaviour and interactions with colleagues and students. 

Anyone working with people from different cultural backgrounds will notice that they have particular preferences when it comes to styles of communication, timekeeping, giving negative feedback, and hierarchy. 

The training session is suitable for anyone working in an (international) team and for tutors/teachers who interact with international students. The training session will explore these differences and help participants navigate around different cultural styles in order to facilitate harmonious interaction and smoother productivity.

You can join the training session on 21 October (9:00-12:00) or the same training session on 24 November (9:00-12:00). Possibly more training dates will follow.

These training sessions are open to all staff of Maastricht University. You can register here:

Max 20 people can participate per training. 

About the speaker

Nava Hinrichs-Passuto is the Head of Executive Education and Capacity Building in Migration at UNU-MERIT where she heads various training and capacity building programmes, including the Migration Management Diploma Programme (MMDP) for migration professionals.

She was previously Managing Director of The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration (THP) and CEO of M-Capital, a social enterprise subsidiary of THP.  She was Senior Advisor on Diversity and Inclusion with Better Future, a bespoke consultancy firm based in The Netherlands with a global reach. 

She has taught courses on International Migration Law as part of the MMDP in Maastricht. Previously, she lectured at the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) in Human Rights Law and Politics. 

Mrs Hinrichs has worked as a legal advisor for asylum seekers in Cairo, focusing on unaccompanied minors.  She also has experience working with internally displaced persons in Colombia as well as in the UK.  Mrs Hinrichs holds an MA in Human Rights Law and Development (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) and a BA in European Studies (King’s College London, University of London). 

Venue: Online

Date: 21 October 2020

Time: 09:00 - 12:00  CEST