Intercultural competence is becoming an increasingly essential skill for health care practitioners and providers. The goal of this training is to enhance effective communication in culturally diverse health care contexts.
What is Culture?
How does culture affect our interactions with others? This session explores the concepts of culture and identity, and encourages participants to begin examining their own attitudes and responses to cultural differences.
Cultural Orientations and Values
Why do other cultures act the way they do? This session introduces cultural orientations and values as one way to understand cultural behaviour and interpret
Utilizing knowledge of how cultural orientations and values can affect behaviour, this session provides a framework for examining intercultural interactions. Participants
will expand their awareness of the characteristics and behaviours necessary for intercultural competence. Tips on communicating with second language speakers are also discussed.
Optional: Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)
The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is a powerful assessment tool to help individuals and teams assess and reflect on stages of cultural sensitivity.
Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)
The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) was developed by Dr. Mitchell Hammer and Dr. Milton Bennett as an empirical measurement ofintercultural sensitivity as conceptualized by Bennett’s Development Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS). The DMIS has been used extensively in intercultural education and training since 1986 as a framework for explaining the reactions of people to cultural difference. The DMIS identifies a set of cognitive structures (or “worldviews”) that act as orientations to cultural difference which move along a developmental scale from stages of ethnocentrism through stages of ethnorelativism. The IDI is a valid, reliable tool to measure an individual’s (or group’s) fundamental worldview orientation to cultural difference according to the DMIS stages.
What is the IDI?
Why use the IDI?
What is the purpose of the IDI?
How does it work?
Individual and group profile interpretation, as well as training workshops and consultations,are available. Please contact SIMS for more information and pricing.