Navigating Difference in a Multicultural Workplace May 3-5

Navigating Difference is a skill based cultural competency training designed to enhance the ability of faculty, staff, students, and administrators to work effectively with diverse audiences.   This training is being offered May 3-5 at OSU at the Memorial Union.

  • Enhance your ability to work and thrive in a multicultural workplace.
  • Enhance your ability to succeed in a global, multicultural marketplace.

Module One: Cultural Awareness Skill Set                           

  • Recognize your own culture(s), including your organizational culture.
  • 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 Skill Set

  • 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 educational programs.

Module Three: Cultural Knowledge Skill Set

  • Develop familiarity with specific cultures, especially the ways in which they differ from one’s own.
  • Use conceptual and theoretical models for understanding human culture.
  • Identify and work with appropriate cultural guides

Module Four: Cultural Interaction Skill Set

  • 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 ~ Cultural Sensitivity Skill Set

  • Identify historical and sociological influences on cultural interactions.
  • Recognize the impact of privilege, inequality and oppression.

For more information and registration form contact: Daniel McGrath 503-931-8307
Email: daniel.mcgrath@oregonstate.edu