Washington State University Extension is seeking to increase the skills of its personnel by developing a set of cultural competencies and training curriculum; this addresses the need for a more culturally competent campus reflecting a more interconnected world.
The Navigating Difference training is based on the WSUE Cultural Competencies, designed using key adult education theory and practice to create a safe and welcoming environment for all learners. The learning activities respect and support individual learning styles; the participants’ life experiences are viewed as an important source of knowledge.
The intent of the program is to gain knowledge and skills that can be used when engaging in a new situation/culture, rather than focusing on specific cultural knowledge. A goal of the event is to create culturally competent professionals that are able to:
- Engage in culturally diverse settings, initiatives and programs
- Integrate cultural competencies in the planning, implementation
- Practice strategies for successful intercultural communication in professional settings
For more information regarding training, lodging, or other additional info, follow the link here.
May 9-11, 2017
9am-4pm each day
Talaris Conference Center
4000 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105