Advanced Specialized Certificate in Intercultural Management
Today's workplace is
vastly different from what it was just a few years ago. More organizations than
ever have a culturally diverse
workforce. Issues once perceived as being solved through simple understanding and fair-mindedness have
become much more complex to identify and manage. Multiple generations, ethnicities and ethical
beliefs are just a few employee dynamics that have rapidly changed in the workplace. And now is a
critical time for professionals at all levels to receive something more
extensive than cultural sensitivity
training. Notre Dame's Advanced Specialized Certificate in Intercultural Management program
prepares you to be more aware, and therefore a more effective leader.
If you have good
functional skills and consider yourself a "people person,» then everything
will naturally fall into place, right?
Not necessarily. What you don't see can diminish effective communication and damage your career or
organization. Communication breakdowns can lead to legal issues, decreased employee morale and even
a lack of product performance.
Culture- which is defined
by age, race, gender, religion and diverse socio-economic backgrounds- is often a major blind spot
for professionals at all levels. Viewed through lenses such as action, time,
power and communication, the
dimensions of culture become even more complex. Never before have there
been more complex cultural dynamics impacting professionals across all industries and locations.
Whether your job description includes supervising others or not, you are a manager of people and
their unique characteristics. What motivates one worker may completely hinder another. Raise your
awareness and create a greater impact by successfully navigating common situations.
This eight-week course
can be taken alone or as a complement to one of Notre Dame's Executive Certificates in
Leadership and Management, Negotiation, or Business Administration. It teaches
you how to be able to recognize,
analyze and manage the important implications of working and living in a culturally diverse
society. Plus, you'll also receive 12 months access to the Cultural Orientations Indicator®.
Learn more about the Advanced Specialized
Certificate in Intercultural Management