Navigating Difference Part One Cultural Competency Training

Navigating Difference Part One provides participants with a solid foundation in intercultural communication, and an introduction to the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclution. Most businesses and organizations operate in a multicultural workplace and a multicultural market place. In order to survive and thrive in a multicultural world, we need to be skillful at navigating across all dimensions of difference. The following are some of the benefits that your organization will get by sending your employees to this training:

  • Improve workplace climate

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  • Recruit and retain talented & diverse employees
  • Reach and serve new audiences
  • Become more aware of the impact of your personal and organizational cutlures

Why is cultural competency important to your organization?

  • Access new talent; recruit and retain diverse employees.
  • Generate new ideas; harness the power of diversity to stimulate creativity.
  • Access new audiences through strategic partnerships.

Who should attend this training?

The Navigating Difference program is appropriate for everyone.

  • management and staff
  • educators, administrators
  • health professionals
  • customer service
  • agency personnel
  • mediators, lawyers
  • social workers
  • board members
  • and many others...

Locations and Dates
Detailed agenda and modules of Part One Cultural Competency Training
Registration form

Will this training make a difference?

  • Navigating Difference is active, learner centered, and fun.
  • We create a safe and welcoming environment for all learners with activities that respect and support individual learning styles and honor participants life experiences.

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What People say about Navigating Difference...

"It was an amazing experience. One of the best training classes I have attended."
"Thank You for opening doors that I have only been looking through."


Contact Dan McGrath, OSU Extension; 503-931-8307

The Navigating Difference Training is presented by Oregon State University Extension in conjunction with and with permission from the Board of Regents, Washington State University. The Navigating Difference Part One curriculum is adapted from the work of Mary Katherine Deen, Melynda Huskey, and Louise Parker of WSU Extension and Stella Ting-Toomey of California State University, Fullerton.

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