Upcoming MYA events

Intercultural Training Event

Workshop description:

The intercultural practical training is designed for UM staff only and is suitable for anyone working in a (international) team and for tutors/teachers that interact with international students.  Anyone working with people from different cultural backgrounds will notice that they have particular preferences when it comes styles of communication, time keeping, giving negative feedback, and hierarchy. The training will explore these differences as well as help participants navigate around different cultural styles in order to facilitate harmonious interaction and smoother productivity.

About the Ttrainer:

Nava Hinrichs-Passuto is the Head of Executive Education and Capacity Building in Migration at the UNU-MERIT and the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance where she heads various training and capacity building programs, including the Migration Management Diploma Program (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). 

Training dates:

1st April 2022: 10 am - 1 pm

8th April 2022: 10 am - 1 pm

3rd May 2022: 10 am - 1 pm

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MYA is able to offer this course to you free of charge. Please note however that we have paid to develop and offer this session together with the trainer, so if you sign up but cannot attend, we would greatly appreciate it if you could give us at least 5 days’ notice so that we can advertise your spot to others who may be interested.  Cancellation without at least 5 days’ notice or failure to show up may result in your department being charged the full cost price.

This workshop will take place online via zoom and you will receive a link in an outlook invitation or email shortly prior to the event. The session will be given in English.

Active Bystander Training

Imagine witnessing unacceptable behaviour. Think of bullying, (sexual) harassment, belittling, discrimination etc. It’s hard to be the one to speak up. You might be afraid, or you don’t want to be the first to speak up, or maybe others may say you are overreacting …

Yet, you know that matters like this can very well contribute to a toxic culture in the workplace and lead to socially unsafe work circumstances.

If you want to contribute to a socially safe work and study environment by becoming an active bystander, then join the training jointly supported by the Staff Career Center, Female Empowerment Maastricht, and the Maastricht Young Academy.

The courses are scheduled on: Tuesday 22nd March 15.30–17.00 and Monday 27th June 15.30–17.00. Limited places are available.

Register here and empower yourself to challenge unacceptable behaviour