Cultural Competency for Adult Learners

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 organizations, knowledge has become both a crucial and a key component for success within a globally connected workforce faced with competition and increasingly dynamic environments. For this reason, organizations often look for new ways to acquire knowledge from the outside to build its internal capacity. To best further organizations in their pursuit for cultural knowledge we offer our Cultural Competency for Adult Learners training to build the internal cultural capacity of your organization.

Unlike many prepackaged training programs which reduces culture to a single set of principles typically defined by race, religion, customs and traditions. Our cultural diversity trainings build upon the learners themselves providing the ability to interact effectively with people in any cultural context. Individually 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 diversity awareness of our personal and professional families and contextual communities, we can move beyond race to understand culture as a society.

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.