Conflict Management in International Teams


Learning objectives

Develop awareness about misperceptions and reasons for conflicts in intercultural communication, gain basic knowledge about models of intercultural communication and conflict management, train practical communication skills in conflict situations through first-hand experiences in international team work.


  • Course participants develop their individual conflict management competency in international contexts through a mixture of theoretical input and practical learning experiences. Class participants will be interculturally mixed: German and international students at the HTWG Konstanz as well as from partner universities in Asia.
  • Theories and models of intercultural communication and psychology of communication, experience of and reflection on real-life conflict situations in international contexts, individual intercultural coaching (online tool Intercultural Development Inventory)


Theoretical input, group work in international teams, intercultural exercises and case studies, supervised self-reflection and individual intercultural coaching by the teachers.


  • How to register: Via Email ( bis Fr. 22.03. 16 Uhr
  • Date/time: Monday, 8-9:30
  • Starting date: 25.03.2024
  • Room/Platform:
  • In total there will be 8 classroom meetings (25.03., 08.04., 15.04., 22.04., 29.04., 06.05., 13.05., 10.06.). Besides classroom meetings, this course requires extra meetings among the international student teams as well as self-learning video lessons and homework. The final exam will be team presentations. Students may apply for acknowledgement as elective course in their respective departments.
  • Examination type: Presentaion (+ Essay for Master students)
Sprache Englisch
Dozent Gabriele Gertrud Thelen
Fakultät Chinazentrum
Technisch / Wirtschaftlich Wirtschaftlich
Studiengänge Automobil­informations­technik (AIT)
Elektrische Systeme (EIM)
Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik (EIB)
Intelligente Mobilitätssysteme (IMS)
International Project Engineering (IPE)
Internationales Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (IWI)
Sustainable Engineering and Future Technologies (SET)
Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen Elektro- und Informationstechnik (EIW)
Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen Vertiefungsrichtung Elektro- und Informationstechnik (MWI)
Plätze 50
Semester SS 2024