BUILDING Cultural Competencies

Overview

Module 1 will serve as an introduction and starting point for individuals and organizations to begin that visionary journey toward becoming “culturally” or as most in the field are now saying, “interculturally” competent. 

This module is primarily designed to impact the culture of the organization, by surfacing both organizational and individual “mental models” and developing new ones.  Module 1 will consist of three components – knowledge, awareness, and skills and abilities.

Author

Pamala Morris is an Associate Professor of Youth Development and Agricultural Education at Purdue Univeristy.  You may also contact her via telephone at (765)494-8293.

Contents

Introduction and Guide to Using this Module (Text ) (PDF )

Power Point Presentation on Intercultural Competence (Text) (PDF )
            Power Point Script (Text ) (PDF )

Knowledge

Unit 1: What is cultural competence and why is it important?

            Outline (Text) (PDF )

            Supporting Activities (Text) (PDF )

Unit 2: Introduction of Two Cultural Competence Models

            Outline (Text) (PDF )

            Supporting Activities (Text) (PDF )

Unit 3: Everyone has Culture

            Outline (Text) (PDF )

            Supporting Activities (Text) (PDF )

Unit 4: Cultural-Specific Knowledge

            Outline (Text) (PDF )

            Supporting Activities (Text) (PDF )

 

Awareness

Unit 5: Stages of Team Building

            Outline (Text) (PDF )

            Supporting Activities (Text) (PDF )

Unit 6: Impact of Cultural Variables on Team Building

            Outline (Text) (PDF )

            Supporting Activities (Text) (PDF )

Unit 7: Benefits and Impact of Strong Cross-Cultural Working Teams

            Outline (Text) (PDF )

            Supporting Activities (Text) (PDF )

 

Skills and Abilities

Unit 8: Benefits and Challenges of Cross-Cultural Communication

            Outline (Text) (PDF )

            Supporting Activities (Text) (PDF )

Unit 9: Barriers to Cross-Cultural Communication

            Outline (Text) (PDF )

            Supporting Activities (Text) (PDF )

Unit 10: Strategies for Bridging Cross-Cultural Communication Barriers

            Outline (Text) (PDF )

            Supporting Activities (Text) (PDF )

 

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