Tag Archives: cultural competency

Resources for Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom

Contact:  Academic Advancement Network, Michigan State University, AANcord@mus.edu

Description:  The climate in the classroom has the potential to be difficult at various points of a semester. This resource repository provides links to materials on racism, bias, dialogues, and a host of other relevant topics.  The resources on this page were curated with the collaboration of Paulette Granberry-Russell of the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, Melissa McDaniels of The Graduate School, and Jim Lucas of the Office of the Associate Provost of Undergraduate Education.

URL:  http://undergrad.msu.edu/programs/diffdiaglogue

Keywords:  cultural competency, diversity, dialogue

Target Audiences:  college, high school, Extension Professionals

Navigating Difference


Mary Deen, mdeen@wsu.edu

Merrianneeta Nesbitt, mnesbit@wsu.edu

Description:  Navigating Difference (ND), developed by Washington State University Extension (WSUE), is a cultural competency training based on the WSUE Cultural Competencies and is designed to help participants expand their skills in working with diverse audiences.  The overarching goals for the training are to assist participants to:

  • Become more aware of their own personal and organizational culuture;
  • Examine how their personal and organizational cultures affect their ability to work across difference in both negative and positive ways;
  • Build skills to increase competencies in working with others who are different.

Navigating Differences is comprised of five training modules, one on each of the following (a) cultural awareness, (b) cultural understanding, (c) cultural knowledge, (d) cultural interaction, and (e) cultural sensitivity.  ND is meant to be delivered face-to-face, and the total training is 18 hours.

URL:  http://extension.wsu.edu/diversity/navigating-difference-training/

Keywords:  cultural competency, diversity

Target Audiences:  Extension personnel, community partners