Cultural Competence

Cultural Competence

 

WorldviewU offers training in cultural competence, which is also referred to as cultural diversity and cross-cultural competence.  We offer one-hour presentations and half-day and full-day workshops for businesses, hospitals, government agencies, call centers, teachers, and social workers.

Click on the link below to contact us about your specific needs.  We will get back to you right away to discuss scheduling and pricing.

You may also call us at 614-203-9629 or email us at richardlombard@worldviewu.org.

Why Cultural Competence?

The United States has been a melting pot of people from many other countries since the late 1800s.  Additional ingredients, in the form of new immigrants, continue to be added to our melting pot in the 21st Century.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 41 million residents are foreign-born. 1   And, by 2044 more than half of the people living in the United States are expected to be part of a minority group.2

Understanding and properly relating with people from other countries, cultures and belief systems can be a challenge.  Cashiers, customer service representatives, skilled tradespeople, doctors, nurses, and computer programmers interact with a variety of people each day.  Therefore, learning about the cultural practices and beliefs of people from other countries is an essential skill.

 

1     U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2013 3-Year American Community Survey.

2    Colby, Sandra L. and Jennifer M. Ortman, Projections of the Size and Composition of the U.S. Population: 2014 to 2060, Current Population Reports, P25-1143, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC, 2014.