Cross-Cultural Competency is structured around the concepts of Awareness, Acceptance and Respect and includes five modules: Global Village, Religious Diversity, Gender and Sexuality, disABILITY, and an introductory module. The course takes a conversational approach to sometimes sensitive subjects and aims to help participants understand and respect one another and be able to function in diverse environments encountered in the workplace, in the classroom, or in social settings. Cross-Cultural Competency was developed by the University of West Florida’s Innovation Institute in partnership with Dr. Kim LeDuff, UWF’s Chief Diversity Officer and VP of Academic Engagement.
At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Define culture and demonstrate a general understanding of cultural differences.
- Explore cultural self-awareness by examining your own individual life path.
- Give examples of how an individual's world-view can impact that person in the workplace.
- Explain how culture affects the way we communicate.
- Recognize the importance of adjusting behavior in various cultural settings.
- Formulate strategies to effectively collaborate with those we perceive as different from ourselves.
- Develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that improve cross-cultural competence.
- Improve your interactions with members of the community from all walks of life.
- Cultivate an environment of inclusive excellence.
Target Audience: Lifelong learners, students of all types, from high school to college, professional development programs and organizations seeking to improve workplace multicultural awareness.
Course is offered by the University of West Florida Innovation Institute.