2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Diversity in the Workplace: Understanding Cultural Competence

Summer quarter

Faculty: Pamela Peters

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40181 (4 GR) First Session  

Credits: 4(Su)

Class Standing: Graduate

Offered During: Evening and Weekend


Managing in today's workplace can be challenging, and creating a respectful workplace where all employees feel valued is one of those challenges.  Diversity in the workplace is as real today as it ever was.  It impacts the way employees interact and communicate with one another, and when that communication fails or is misunderstood the result can undermine morale, teamwork, and productivity.  To gain a better understanding of cultural competence, students will engage in active learning experiences designed to improve awareness and knowledge of their own cultural worldviews and gain intercultural communication skills.  This course is designed to introduce ways to increase cultural competency in the workplace, leading to a more inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued.

Maximum Enrollment: 15

Advertised Schedule: 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun (Jun. 24-26, Jul. 8-10)

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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