Cultural Competency

Created in 2011, Michigan Technological University’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is excited to offer this training model to colleagues in higher education.

CDI’s cultural competency training is designed to engage, inspire, challenge and provoke serious conversations related to diversity and to encourage current or bourgeoning leaders become agents of change. The program is a way to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills of Michigan Tech students and staff about the following issues:

  • self-awareness
  • communication
  • cultural literacy
  • diversity
  • discrimination
  • allyship development

The Center staff work closely with departments on campus to provide this training to students and offer the training annually for University staff. External agencies (universities and companies) can purchase a packaged version of the Cultural Competency Training Model.

Cultural Competency Training - The Eight Steps