A Three Day Course ~ Cultural Competency Training
Oregon State University October 26-28, 2010
Module One ~ Cultural Awareness
- Define diversity broadly, diversity wheel
- Theoretical approaches to diversity work
- Generalizations and Stereo Types
- Cultural Value Orientation
- Recognize our own culture(s) in Extension and Higher Education.
- Explore personal and cultural values, biases, prejudices and views.
- Identify similarities and differences among cultures.
- Identify ways in which culture shapes beliefs, practices, and values.
Module Two ~ Cultural Understanding
- Developmental stages of intercultural sensitivity
- Skill Sets
- Understand the developmental nature of cultural competencies.
- Describe issues and concerns which arise when values, beliefs, and practices differ from those of the dominant culture.
- Recognize ways culture affects participation in extension programs and services.
Module Three ~ Gathering Cultural Knowledge
- Mapping Community Resources
- Web-based demographic resources
- Choosing a cultural guide
- Develop familiarity with cultures and the specific ways in which they differ from our own.
- Use conceptual and theoretical models for understanding human culture.
- Identify appropriate cultural guides and build productive relationships with them.
Module Four ~ Cultural Interaction
- Stumbling blocks to intercultural communication
- Verbal and Nonverbal Communication style differences
- Mindful observation and interpretation
- Cultural Conflict Style Differences
- Recognize factors impacting successful intercultural communication.
- Use concepts and theories of intercultural communication.
- Manage intercultural conflicts effectively.
- Interact productively and seek input and guidance from cultural partners.
- Form new programmatic partnerships across intercultural difference.
Module Five – Intercultural Sensitivity
- Historical and Sociological Differences
- Unearned privilege and oppression
- Identify historical and sociological influences on specific cultural interactions.
- Recognize the impact of privilege, inequality and oppression in daily contexts.