Building Cultural Competence Innovative Activities and Models

ISBN-10: 1579228046

ISBN-13: 9781579228040

Edition: 2012

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The development of cultural competence is becoming ever more important in our rapidly changing—and digitally expanding—world, not only in the intercultural field, but also in a variety of areas including business and higher education.Building Cultural Competencebrings together a 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. Featuring fresh activities and tools from experienced coaches, trainers, and facilitators around the globe, this collection of over 50 easy-to-use activities and models has been used effectively in countries 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 and see practical, step-by-step instructions 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. For those who need to build cultural competence in others, this is a must-have book.
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List price: $56.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 6/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Kate Berardo is a facilitator, coach and consultant who specializes in global leadership development, communications, and diverse teams. Kate helps individuals and teams to increase effectiveness, reduce miscommunication, and build stronger working relationships. Her work has spanned more than eighteen countries, involved working with individuals from over fifty nations, and been the subject of media worldwide, including CNN's Business Traveler and the Gulf News. Kate is the founder of Culturosity.com, the co-author of Putting Diversity to Work (Thomson Learning, 2003), and an author of the Cultural Detective� Self-Discovery and Bridging Cultures packages. She holds a distinguished Masters in Intercultural Communication and has lived in the US, Spain, Japan, France, United Kingdom, and Denmark. She is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Argonaut Online and is an active committee member of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research.

Darla K. Deardorff is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators, a national professional organization based at Duke University, where she is a Research Scholar in Education. In addition, she holds faculty positions at other institutions including Leeds-Metropolitan University (UK) and the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication (Oregon). With five books and numerous articles, she has published widely on international education and cross-cultural issues including Building Cultural Competence (Stylus, 2012). A leading expert on intercultural competence and assessment, Darla has given invited talks, trainings and workshops around the world on intercultural competence, international education assessment and global leadership and serves as a consultant and trainer on these topics. She is founder of ICC Global, a global network on intercultural competence for researchers and practitioners.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Fons Trompenaars
How to Use This Book
The Developing Art of Intercultural Facilitation
How to Design and Assess an Intercultural Learning Experience
Activities
Introduce Core Concepts
Understand Differences
Explore Cultural Values
Navigate Identity
Manage Cultural Transitions
Communicate Successfully
Build Global Teams
Resolve Differences
Develop Professionally
Editors
Contributors
Index
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