Developing Cultural Competence Student Certificate Program

“Having these conversations helped me dispel misconceptions about other cultures and share perspective on my own culture. I will make more of an active attempt to participate in more such initiatives. It was designed as a respectful, judgement-free environment and opened up my mind to the cultures of the world.”

NC State University Global Training Initiative (GTI) has designed a series of workshops through which students gain valuable theoretical framework and practical skills while exchanging with students of diverse backgrounds. The program prepares students to:

  • Identify their own cultural preferences and have the tools to understand the preferences of others
  • Promote cultural awareness in personal and professional settings
  • Implement strategies for working effectively across cultural difference

Upcoming Opportunities for NC State students

As part of new SKEMA Raleigh students’ GTI 405 Course on US Culture and Business, GTI will facilitate five instances of our Developing Cultural Competence Virtual Exchange this Fall. In addition to earning the certificate, NC State student participants will make a meaningful contribution to the experience of visiting international students on our campus during this challenging time. For each of the instances below, students should plan 1-2 hours of asynchronous work and 1-2 hour of synchronous discussion per week.

  • Participants must attend a weekly Zoom Meeting (90 minutes) for four consecutive Mondays, Wednesday or Fridays through October
  • Can accommodate up to 50 participants (25 NC State + 25 SKEMA)
    • Week 1 – Course Overview & Foundations for Developing Cultural Competence
    • Week 2 – Developing Cultural Knowledge
    • Week 3 – Honing Cultural Skills
    • Week 4 – Reflection and Retention

Session B: Mondays through October (5, 12, 19 and 26 @ 10 AM)

Session C: Wednesdays through October (7, 14, 21, and 28 @ 10 AM)

Session D: Fridays through October (9, 16, 23, and 30 @ 10 AM)

Session E (One-Day Intensive): Sunday, November 1 AND/OR Monday November 9 , 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  • Participants attend a one-time full-day intensive workshop 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Registration opens October 26

Thanks to our 2019-2020 DCC partners and promoters:

  • Global Village Living and Learning Community – returning resident community
  • E480 – Namibia: Wildlife Aerial Observatory
  • Caldwell Fellows – Service NC and Service Mexico programs
  • GTI – Global Leadership Program
  • SKEMA Business School
  • Global Ambassador Program
  • Agricultural Education Program – AEE 326
  • Department of Social Work
  • Global Educators
  • Engineers Without Borders – Sierra Leone team
  • Chancellor’s Leadership Development Program – London team