2020 Global Communication Workshop (GCW)

2020 has brought us many changes and challenges, and in this climate of social distancing the 8th annual Global Communication Workshop (GCW) was converted into an online learning platform. This year, students gathered virtually to attend orientation lectures, practice speaking their opinions, and try their hand at negotiating with other stakeholders to get a vaccination program restarted.

GCW is a challenging event that was created to help first-year students set goals for their university studies and future careers. It is always wonderful to see students working hard to understand the reasons behind other stakeholder’s desires and emotions in order to brainstorm solutions amenable to all. Thanks to the overwhelming attendance of TMDU undergrads, graduate students, and some very brave high school students, everyone was able to practice their English communication skills and get an idea of negotiation tactics.