Building Cultural Competence

Building Cultural Competence

Innovative Activities and Models

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
"Building Cultural Competence presents the latest work in the intercultural field and provides step-by-step instructions for how to effectively work with the new models, frameworks, and exercises for building learners' cultural competence. Featuring fresh activities and tools from experienced coaches, trainers, and facilitators from around the globe, this collection of over 50 easy-to-use activities and models has been used successfully worldwide in settings that range from Fortune 500 corporations to the World Bank, non-profits, and universities."--Publisher's description.

Stylus Pub
For HR directors, corporate trainers, college administrators, diversity trainers and study abroad educators, this book provides a cutting-edge framework and an innovative collection of ready-to-use tools and activities to help build cultural competence—from the basics of understanding core concepts of culture to the complex work of negotiating identity and resolving cultural differences.

Building Cultural Competence presents the latest work in the intercultural field and provides step-by-step instructions for how to effectively work with the new models, frameworks, and exercises for building learners’ cultural competence. Featuring fresh activities and tools from experienced coaches, trainers, and facilitators from around the globe, this collection of over 50 easy-to-use activities and models has been used successfully worldwide in settings that range from Fortune 500 corporations to the World Bank, non-profits, and universities.

Learn updates on classic models like the DIE (Description, Interpretation, Evaluation) framework and the U-Curve model of adjustment. Engage in new exercises to help build intercultural competence, using the practical step-by-step guidance on how to effectively facilitate these activities. Stay relevant and have positive impact with clients, organizations, and students with these well-organized, easy-to-implement, and high impact collection of frameworks, models, and activities.

The new, research-based models work for developing cultural competence in any environment, and for designing effective cultural competence courses. Education abroad administrators will be able to use these activities in their pre- departure orientations for students going abroad. Corporate human resource professionals will find these activities invaluable in cultural competence building programs.

Book News
Thirty-nine contributors have compiled this innovative book full of activities and models to help professionals gain cultural competence. The well-organized book adapts to supplement existing programs, and is designed for trainers and educators in higher education, business, and non-profit settings. The activities are in nine sections: introduce core concepts, understanding differences, explore cultural values, navigate identity, manage cultural transitions, communicate successfully, build global teams, resolve differences, and develop professionally. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Sterling, Va. : Stylus Pub., c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781579228040
1579228040
Characteristics: xii, 388 p. : ill. 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Deardorff, Darla K.
Berardo, Kate

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