Increase your Group's Understanding and Impact with Intercultural Competence
Do you want to improve the cross-cultural understanding of your staff, and increase your school's impact?
Or, are you unsure about how to meaningfully address the diversity around you?
Adapt to Optimize
The world is quickly changing in population density, technology, travel, immigration patterns, racial/ethnic, political, socioeconomic, and religious diversity. These changes have created a world that requires us to regularly interact with students, staff, and parents of different cultural origins—be they in our schools, next door, across town, or thousands of miles away.
Whether or not your school embraces these changes, they will continue to increase in both frequency and intensity, and grow in importance. Ignoring them can hurt your staff's ability to reach, teach, and empower your students.
Your school's success depends on your staff's ability to cultivate healthy cross-cultural relationships that are based on genuine, in-depth understandings of students who have perceptions, opinions, and attitudes different from their own.
To achieve those kinds of relationships, your staff must develop intercultural competence.
What is Intercultural Competence?
Intercultural Competence is the perception that a person has the motivation, understanding, and skills to speak and behave in ways that are effective (in achieving one’s goals) and appropriate (without violating the rules of the context in which the interaction takes place).
How Can Dr. Scott Help Your Group Develop Intercultural Competence?
For the past 20 years, Dr. Scott has provided professional development on intercultural competence for nearly 2,000 organizations, corporations, and schools in 49 states. Also, he also completed his Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication Competence in 2022. Finally, he has African-American, Latino, and Irish heritage, which has given him a unique perspective on our multi-cultural world.
Becoming Interculturally Competent is a presentation in which Dr. Scott equips your staff with the attitude, understanding, and skills to behave and teach in effective and appropriate ways in multi-cultural contexts.
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Develop Intercultural Competence
Your Staff Will Learn:
(Important Note: Before every presentation, Dr. Scott makes sure to acquire an in-depth understanding from you about your goals and your group's particular needs, so that he can develop a presentation (or facilitate a conversation) that is customized specifically for your group.)
Below is just a small sample of the kinds of objectives I can help your group learn:
- How to initiate conversations about racial, ethnic, or cultural differences.
- How to cultivate mutually respectful, trusting relationships so students and staff feel their dignity and worth as human beings are affirmed.
- How to develop the awareness of their own cultural-conditioning and linguistic particularities so they can reduce misunderstandings with students, parents, and staff.
Keynote, 1/2 Day or Full Day
- How to develop understandings of others that get beneath the surface.
- Vocabulary and categories that help identify and describe cultural differences and similarities.
- How to incorporate Social-Emotional Learning on the job.
- What it takes for staff to create a culture and climate so relationships and people can flourish.
The most important parts of this content can be summarized in a 60-90 minute keynote address or it can be taught through a facilitated discussion in half-day or full-day sessions. The more time he has, the more Dr. Scott can facilitate discussion and learning with your group.