Navigating The Challenges To Realize Meaningful Cultural Competency
Building Cultural Capacity
Organizational philosophy has regularly recognized that an organization often does not possess all the knowledge it requires within its boundaries and thus needs to look outside to gain the knowledge it lacks (Wasko, 2005). For today's organizations, cultural competency has become both a crucial and a key component for success within a globally connected workforce that competes in increasingly dynamic cultural environments. To best further organizations in their pursuit for cultural knowledge we offer our Navigating The Challenges to Realize Meaningful Cultural Competency workshop to build the internal cultural capacity of organizations.
Unlike the vast majority of prepackaged training programs which reduces culture to a single set of principles traditionally defined by race, religion, customs and traditions. Our workshops build upon the needs of the learners themselves by providing the ability to interact effectively with people in a globalized context. As individuals, we all have a sense of culture crafted from both our professional and personal experiences, knowledge, skills, beliefs, values and interests. To navigate culture is to traverse everyday experiences, people, events, sights, smells and sounds that characterize communities and livelihood. By understanding the cultural awareness of our personal and professional communities, we can move beyond race to understand cultural capital as a globally connected human race.
Wasko, M., & Faraj, S. (2005). Why Should I Share? Examining Social Capital and Knowledge Contribution in Electronic Networks of Practice. MIS Quarterly, 29(1), 35-57.