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INTRODUCTION TO
INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCY

Talking About Our Differences &

Connecting Across the Spectrum of Diversity

Everyone wants to be seen, respected, and understood.

There is a lot that can get in the way of meeting these basic human desires. Our differences can be a source conflict, or they can be a source of energy and creativity to bring us together.

Introduction to Intercultural Competency; Talking About Our Differences is a two hour introduction to language and skills. This live online training is a foundation for interacting and communicating with different cultural groups, starting with understanding your own.

This course will help you gain skills for compassionate and respectful communication in diverse groups of people. Basic Skills this training will introduce you to include:

  1. Recognizing cultural identities in self and others
  2. Participating constructively in cultural conversations
  3. Modeling learning about cultural differences
  4. Forming mutual empowering relationships across cultural lines

You’ll also learn the basics of the Visions Model. Visions helps establish an environment where differences can be addressed and discussed in a way that builds understanding and collaboration. MKP has used Visions for Cultural Competency training for well over a decade.

This Program Is For You If…

  • You serve in a role in MKP
  • You want to understand yourself better in relation to your cultural identity
  • You’re curious and ready to learn about other cultures
  • You have have not yet learned about the Visions Model

This is just a starting point.

The emphasis throughout this two hours is ‘No Shame, No Blame,’ and listening to learn. Intercultural Competency, like MKP’s other core values, is not a destination. It’s a lifelong practice to learn more about culture and how to create and maintain relationships across cultures.

Course Facilitators

MICHAEL RATHMICHAEL RATH
Initiated: 1998

I am a certified Trainer and Performance Consultant outside of MKP and have been involved in various aspects of the Multicultural Initiative since 2001.

BARB RATHBARB RATH

I am a differently abled, Colombian American, cis woman who has studied cultural differences most of her life. I have been on the scenes of the many Initiatives of MKPI and MKP-USA since 2001.

Upcoming Sessions

October 28th, 2020

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Wednesday Evening
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Eastern
(find my time)

If you have any questions, please email us at otpsupport@mkpusa.org and we’ll be glad to assist you