Cross-Cultural Competency Course
The University of West Florida, a recognized leader for its commitment to inclusivity, is helping others enhance their understanding of diversity and pushing forward to the next level of excellence in online learning with its massively open online course in Cross-Cultural Competency. The MOOC is structured around the concepts of UWF’s Office of Equity and Diversity: awareness, acceptance and respect.
The UWF Innovation Institute partnered with Dr. Kim LeDu , the University’s chief diversity officer and vice president for academic engagement, to develop the free, not-for-credit course.
The nationwide course takes a conversational approach to sometimes sensitive subjects and aims to help those who participate understand and respect one another as well as function in diverse environments encountered in the workplace, the classroom or in social settings.
The course is structured around the concepts of Awareness, Acceptance and Respect and includes five modules:
| Overview | Global Village | disABILITY | Gender & Sexuality | Religious Diversity
The modules also have panels called “Perspectives” containing in-depth discussions on each topic. Moderated by award-winning broadcaster Sue Straughn of WEAR-TV, the perspective segments allow community members to share their stories and experiences around the topic in each module.
For more information about the course or to register, visit uwf.edu/crosscultural