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Cultural Competence Training

Because culture is so deeply rooted inside our minds and hearts, we often can’t imagine a world where our values are thought of any other way. Our Cultural Competence programs help individuals more deeply understand their own cultural lens and that of others so they can successfully connect across cultures.

Cultural Competence Training Programs

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  • Putting Current Events in Context

    This comprehensive multimedia educational discussion is designed to deepen understanding of racism in America and provide context for today’s social climate as well as steps to take to build a more equitable world. Facilitators also frame the American race conversation in a larger global context, provide perspectives from within the Black community, and address frequently asked questions about racism and allyship.

    Program Series

    • Courageous Conversations

    Program Audiences

    • HR
    • Individual Contributors
    • Leaders & Executives
    • People Managers
    1.5 hours   Request Info
  • How to Have Difficult Conversations on Race

    This session offers practical guidance on how to have difficult conversations around race. Themes focus on strategies and skills tied to addressing race and privilege as they show up day-to-day. Co-facilitated by a cross-cultural team of LCW experts, the session will create space for tackling tough subjects in today’s context, and equip participants to come away with insights regarding what is top of mind for Black and People of Color colleagues and tools for having racial discourse in a corporate context. Includes options for HR Upskilling, Combating Microaggressions Coaching Clinic, and Becoming an Ally Coaching Clinic.

    Program Series

    • Courageous Conversations

    Program Audiences

    • HR
    • Individual Contributors
    • Leaders & Executives
    • People Managers
    1.5-2 hours  Request Info
  • White Privilege and Race in Central Park – Let’s Talk About Amy Cooper

    This session centers race in a cross-cultural discussion of events in Central Park on May 25th, 2020. The purpose is to frame the conversation in the historical context of policing in the United States and build allyship and the skills to facilitate courageous conversations. To accomplish these learning objectives, the session first introduces a model for interpreting cultural differences before exploring the cultural and historical significance of “white spaces.” Then, facilitators take a deep dive into American history, focusing on the origins of “white privilege” and its continued impact in the present. Finally, the session explores strategies for moving the needle as allies.

    Program Series

    • Courageous Conversations

    Program Audiences

    • HR
    • Individual Contributors
    • Leaders & Executives
    • People Managers
    1.5 hours  Request Info
  • Managing Inclusively: What You Need to Know about Your Black Talent

    Where is the Black talent in your organization or team? How are you ensuring this talent has access to the opportunities, relationships and networks they need to advance? In this workshop co-facilitated by a culture native and culture ally, people managers are guided through a journey to increase culturally competency and understand the experience of their Black employees. Participants reflect on how they and/or their teams/peers may be contributing to this experience—positively and negatively and practice what they can do better and differently on an organizational level and as leaders.

    Program Audiences

    • Leaders & Executives
    • People Managers
    2 hour core module + 2 hour application module  Request Info
  • Culture & Identity

    In this introduction to the concepts of culture, we explore how culture drives behavior and the decisions we make. The module emphasizes foundational concepts needed for cultural competence, what culture is, the ways it manifests, and how competence is developed.

    Program Audiences

    • HR
    • Individual Contributors
    • Leaders & Executives
    • People Managers
    20 minutes  Request Info
  • Cultural Immersions: Understanding the Black Experience in America

    Take a candidly deep look into the complexities, shared experience, and worldview of the African American community. Explore key concepts such as understanding and responding to stereotypes, the challenges of cultural appropriation, and analyzing the intent versus impact of common messaging and missed opportunities for connecting with African Americans today.

    Program Series

    • Cultural Immersions

    Program Audiences

    • HR
    • Individual Contributors
    • Leaders & Executives
    • People Managers
    4 hours  Request Info
  • Cultural Immersions: Understanding the LGBTQ Experience in the US Today

    Explore the emotions, values, and driving principles that unite the diverse LGBTQ community. Analyze their day-to-day experiences and messages from the perspective of those in this community to connect more authentically and effectively with the LGBTQ culture. Part of the LCW Cultural Immersions Series.

    Program Series

    • Cultural Immersions

    Program Audiences

    • HR
    • Individual Contributors
    • Leaders & Executives
    • People Managers
    4 hours  Request Info
  • Cultural Immersions: Understanding the Latinx Experience in the US Today

    Explore the emotions, values, and driving principles that unite the diverse Latinx (Hispanic/Latino/a) community. Analyze their day-to-day experiences and messages from the perspective of those in this community to connect more authentically and effectively with the Latinx culture. Part of the LCW Cultural Immersions Series.

    Program Series

    • Cultural Immersions

    Program Audiences

    • HR
    • Individual Contributors
    • Leaders & Executives
    • People Managers
    4 hours  Request Info
  • Cultural Immersions: Understanding the Muslim Experience in the US Today

    Explore key concepts such as the rich diversity within the Muslim community, culture versus religion, current key issues and events impacting Muslim experience and perspectives, understanding and responding to stereotypes, and analyzing the intent versus impact of common messaging and missed opportunities for connection with the Muslim community today.

    Program Series

    • Cultural Immersions

    Program Audiences

    • HR
    • Individual Contributors
    • Leaders & Executives
    • People Managers
    4 hours  Request Info
  • Managing with Intercultural Competence

    The module introduces intercultural competence and explains how bias is linked to developing intercultural competence. Participants then practice applying the DIN (Describe-Interpret-Navigate) framework for navigating differences through an interactive series of case study examples.

    Program Audiences

    • Leaders & Executives
    • People Managers
    20 minutes  Request Info
  • Building Intercultural Competence

    Over a series of blended learning experiences, build skills for navigating cultural differences locally and globally that are connected to day-to-day work scenarios. This program includes the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) along with individual development plans aligned with each participant’s unique IDI® stage and strategies for focusing on personal priorities in their cross-cultural work.

    Program Audiences

    • Leaders & Executives
    • People Managers
    3–6 hours  Request Info
  • Global Mentoring / Cross-Cultural Learning Partner Program

    This extended and innovative learning experience uses learning partnerships or ‘global mentors’ to build cross-cultural competence. In the span of 6-12 months, pairs are supported with assignments that help build key skills for addressing the cultural aspects of real-time business issues, with opportunities to explore themes from each partner’s perspective.

    Program Audiences

    • Leaders & Executives
    • People Managers
  • Managing a Diverse Workforce in Manufacturing™

    Help managers in a diverse manufacturing environment lead, engage, and develop talent.

    Program Audiences

    • Leaders & Executives
    • People Managers
  • Working With _____

    Choose from programs focused on India, China, and the USA, or customize a program focused on a country of your choosing to help prepare employees to conduct business abroad. Explore topics such as the functioning of institutions, local traditions, and cultural dimensions.

    Program Audiences

    • HR
    • Individual Contributors
    • Leaders & Executives
    • People Managers
  • Traveling to _____

    Orient business professionals to the social, professional, and practical day-to-day realities of short-term assignments abroad. Choose from programs focused on India, China, and the USA, or customize a program focused on a country of your choosing.

    Program Audiences

    • Individual Contributors
    • Leaders & Executives
    • People Managers
    4–8 hours  Request Info
  • Instructional Design for Multicultural Audiences™

    Help instructional designers build stronger learning tools for international audiences, keeping in mind core intercultural concepts that apply to learning in differing cultural contexts. This program is ideal for instructional design teams in large multinational organizations.

    Program Audiences

    • Individual Contributors
  • Living & Studying in the US

    Help incoming international students quickly acclimate with a comprehensive orientation to academic, professional, and social life in the US.

    Program Audiences

    • Individual Contributors
    1 hour  Request Info

Program Formats

  • eLearning

    Self-paced, experiential and globally scalable, eLearning programs are offered in multiple languages and can be purchased off-the-shelf or customized.

  • QuickSpot™ Videos

    QuickSpot™ Videos are scalable micro-learning tools sustain behavior-change by providing quick reinforcements for immediate action or decision points.

  • Skill-Building Workshops

    Developed by adult learning experts, Skill-Building Workshops help participants readily convert concepts into behaviors. Workshops are delivered on-site (max. 35 participants) or virtually in our Adobe Connect Classroom (max. 50 participants).