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Improve Your Intercultural Competence

Develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to thrive in diverse workplaces.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Improve Your Intercultural Competence

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Develop your intercultural competence and meet global challenges

According to the Intelligence Unit at The Economist, 90% of executives in 68 countries say cross-cultural management is their biggest challenge.

Good intercultural communication and an understanding of cultural differences are now critical for professionals, especially those part of global networks.

In this course not only will you develop the skills and acquire the knowledge needed to meet the global challenges today’s world presents, you will also learn to succeed in a diverse workplace and appreciate the value of cultural differences.

What topics will you cover?

  • Basics of intercultural competency
  • Importance of intercultural competency
  • Openness and cultural diversity
  • Curiosity and intercultural relationships
  • Self-awareness and behavior with cultural differences
  • Worldview frameworks and different cultural backgrounds
  • Cultural differences in non-verbal communication
  • Skill of non-verbal communication
  • Skill of verbal communication between diverse cultures
  • Intercultural empathy and outrospection
  • Skill of intercultural empathy

When would you like to start?

  • Available now
  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Interact with people who are culturally diverse (openness)
  • Ask questions of other cultures (curiosity)
  • Describe own cultural rules and biases (self-awareness)
  • Differentiate complex worldview frameworks (cultural worldview frameworks)
  • Discuss differences in forms of communication (verbal and non-verbal communication)
  • Recognize the feelings of diverse cultural groups (empathy)

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to improve their intercultural competence - you might be a student preparing for the world of work or study abroad, or a HR worker or corporate trainer, or you could be a professional working in marketing. You don’t need any prior experience.

What software or tools do you need?

None.

Who will you learn with?

Charles A. Calahan

I teach at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA and facilitate the intercultural development of faculty, staff and students. I am a member of the Purdue University Teaching Academy.

Who developed the course?

One of the four best public universities in the US, Purdue delivers an engaging learning experience and a world-class degree.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

Find out more

Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $69 you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.

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