Intercultural Communication in Pastoral Settings
Presented by Annie Bailey
July 21, 2022 ~ 12pm – 1:30pm Central Time
Overview and Objectives
Our cultures can influence the way we communicate with each other, and the way we respond to life situations and conflict. To communicate effectively across cultures, it is vital to engage in pastoral settings with awareness of our own communication style, and with the ability to identify that of persons in cultures other than our own. This interactive session will introduce the major concepts and dynamics of intercultural communication, as well as provide a greater understanding of the communication skills needed to excel in working across cultures.
As a result of this webinar, participants will:
- Learn key concepts in intercultural communication and practical examples of these dynamics in pastoral settings.
- Increase their awareness and sensitivity on how to communicate effectively with individuals and groups in cultures other than their own.
- Be able to identify some of the cultural features that play into group dynamics, particularly in leadership, decision-making, meetings, and conflict.
NACC Certification Competencies Addressed in this Webinar
ITP5, PIC2, PIC4, PIC8, PPS2, PPS9, OL4.1
Annie Nieto Bailey currently works as a community engagement manager at Catholic Relief Services. She was born and raised in Tampico, Mexico, in a bilingual and bicultural home. She holds a B.A. in international studies and foreign languages from Benedictine College and a M.S. in church management from Villanova University. Before joining CRS, Annie served as director of young adult ministry at the Archdiocese of Seattle. Annie has worked in various diocesan ministries, including pastoral care, Hispanic ministry, multicultural communities, deacon formation, as well as leadership and transition services. She recently joined the board of the National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana (LaRED), as their treasurer. Annie lives near Seattle, WA with her husband and two children, and hopes they can travel the world as a family someday.