Improvement of Diversity Awareness through a Faculty/Staff-Facing Workshop Series
The evidence-based “Worldview Workshop Series” aims to increase openness to diversity and intercultural competence of faculty, staff, and administrators. Drawing from four phases of Vande Berg's (2009) transformational processes, the program contains topics on Cultural self-awareness, Awareness of others, Communication, Empathy, and Bridging cultural differences. The scores of pre- and post-test on participants’ openness to diversity were measured and compared, to examine the effect of the program on diversity awareness. Participants’ written reflections were also collected to gain rich data.
Lan Jin onto Conference presentation