#BU-03-30 Improve Your Intercultural Competence
About CoursePurdue University
Develop your intercultural competence and meet global challenges
According to the Intelligence Unit at The Economist, 90% of executives in 68 countries say cross-cultural management is their biggest challenge.
Good intercultural communication and an understanding of cultural differences, is now critical for professionals, especially those part of global networks.
On this course not only will you develop the skills and acquire the knowledge needed to meet the global challenges today’s world presents, you will also learn to succeed in a diverse workplace and appreciate the value of cultural differences.
What topics will you cover?
- Basics of intercultural competency
- Importance of intercultural competency
- Openness and cultural diversity
- Curiosity and intercultural relationships
- Self-awareness and behavior with cultural differences
- Worldview frameworks and different cultural backgrounds
- Cultural differences in non-verbal communication
- Skill of non-verbal communication
- Skill of verbal communication between diverse cultures
- Intercultural empathy and outrospection
- Skill of intercultural empathy
What Will I Learn?
- Interact with people who are culturally diverse (openness)
- Ask questions of other cultures (curiosity)
- Describe own cultural rules and biases (self-awareness)
- Differentiate complex worldview frameworks (cultural worldview frameworks)
- Discuss differences in forms of communication (verbal and non-verbal communication)
- Recognize the feelings of diverse cultural groups (empathy)
Topics for this course
Introduction to the course
Getting to know each other
Basics of intercultural competency
The importance of intercultural competence
Navigating across different cultures
Intercultural knowledge and competence
Summary of course
Charles A. Calahan, the lecturer, was too professional. He said the cross-cultural interpretation was so penetrating that it was easy to understand. Good.
At the beginning, I was just curious about this course, but after finishing the course, I understood the basis of intercultural competence and the importance of intercultural competence, openness and cultural diversity. It gave me a new understanding of cross-cultural competence.
Through this course, I will learn the skills and knowledge needed to cope with the global challenges presented in today's world. I will also learn to succeed in a diverse work environment and appreciate the value of cultural differences. It's a great course.
Good cross-cultural communication and understanding of cultural differences are essential for professionals, especially those with global networks. So this course is worth learning.