While it is important to learn information and data about different cultures or personality preferences, Intercultural Competence is a tool that can be applied to interactions with new cultures and people who are different from ourselves.

While it is important to learn information and data about different cultures or personality preferences, Intercultural Competence is a tool that can be applied to interactions with new cultures and people who are different from ourselves.
During this class, we will discuss why cross-cultural training is best anchored in competencies then lists of dos and don’ts. My first item on a list of dos and don’ts is don’t use dos and don’ts!
READINGS:1. UNESCO – Intercultural Competence. (2011). Retrieved from https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000219768 pp. 10-40
2. McLeod, S.A. (2013). Kolb – Learning Styles. Retrieved from https://www.simplypsychology.org/learning-kolb.html
3. Trompenaars, F., Hampden-Turner, C. (1998). Building Cross-Cultural Competence, New York: McGraw-Hill. (2002). Electronic Available. – Read the introduction and mine the odd numbered chapters to extract a basic definition of each of the 6 dimensions. Create one slide to explain his 6 dimensions.
OPTIONAL READINGS:1. Intercultural Competence Model. (2010). Retrieved from https://www.nafsa.org/professional-resources/browse-by-interest/intercultural-competence-model2. Theory Reflections: Intercultural Competence Framework/Model (2006). Retrieved from https://www.nafsa.org/professional-resources/browse-by-interest/intercultural-competence-model
HOMEWORK :Write a 2 page double spaced journal about anything you want to write about. Below are prompts to help you get started.
1. What are your Key Take-Aways from the readings? What do you believe it has to do with building a cross-cultural training program? Which part of this will you incorporate into your Final Training Program?
2. Each Journal Entry must include the following sentences at least once:– “I think…”,– “I believe…”,– “I feel…”,– “My immediate reaction was…but when I reflect I realize…”– “Next Steps will include…”,
Could you share the steps you are inspired to take due to your learnings?
I look forward to seeing you next class.
Best regards,Professor King