Feb 27 2019

Workshop I – Relating to Your Business Colleagues through Confident Communication

UIC PITCH SERIES with Linda Suzu Kawano

February 27, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


2242 W Harrison St., Suite 201


Chicago, IL 60612

Description - With increasing efforts to draw upon each other’s strengths, academia and industry are communicating and collaborating at an unprecedented pace.   This workshop will address the different cultural perspectives from several angles – that of academia and industry, U.S. and non-U.S., and scientists and non-scientists, and more, all in an effort to teach how to build strong and sustainable business relationships. Approaches for establishing trust will be identified and discussed.


Office of Technology Management

Date posted

Jan 18, 2019

Date updated

Feb 8, 2019


Linda Suzu Kawano

Linda Suzu Kawano has worked to identify and commercialize early stage innovations for over three decades. She has taught at The University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Cornell University, and post-graduate students abroad. From her training and studies of performance, through storytelling, film and theater, Dr. Kawano develops programs and workshops that teach scientists and other professionals how to use improvisation and storytelling techniques to connect with their intended audiences and improve their communication skills in order to build effective partnerships across cultures.

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