Cultural Competency: More Than Flags, Foods, and Festivals (Online & In-Person, Denver Based)

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between celebrating diversity and being culturally competent
  • Describe the four components of cultural competency
  • Utilize practical, hands-on information that they can apply to their professional relationships immediately
Course Outline:  

THINKING, FEELING, AND DOING

  • What we learn about other cultures is a key entry point for becoming culturally competent
  • How we think about other people and their cultural expressions and values
  • What we feel about other people and their cultural expressions and values

WHAT MAKES UP CULTURE?

  • Even within our own culture, or values and beliefs differ greatly
  • Culture is more than just values and beliefs–it involves a host of tangible and intangible variables including Personal Identification / Language / Thoughts / Communications / Actions / Customs / Beliefs / Values / Institutions

4 COMPONENTS OF CULTURAL COMPETENCY

  • Awareness of one’s own cultural worldview
  • Attitude towards cultural differences
  • Knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews
  • Cross-cultural Skills

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

  • Practical tips for increasing your own cultural competency

Course Length: 
90 minutes - 1/2 day