Worldview Workshops

If Purdue is to fulfill its promise to be a welcoming environment -- google Purdue welcoming environment to see how many campus units make this commitment -- then people on the front lines deserve support that equips them intellectually and emotionally to face the challenges embedded in that promise.

Worldview Workshops were created to provide just that. Designed for academic advisors, front office staff, and other faculty and staff in public-facing positions, they offer the opportunity to step back and ponder with others the role cultural difference plays in the daily work environment.

Consisting of six interactive sessions, the Workshops use activities and facilitated dialogues to create the “aha” moments and deep reflection that lead to intercultural learning in the areas of cultural self-awareness, communication, awareness of others, empathy, and bridging cultural differences. They also recognize that each participant brings valuable experience and insights to the table and create a space for collaborative learning to the degree each participant feels comfortable.

Participants who attend all six sessions earn a certificate.

Schedule for Spring 2020


The following schedule has been altered from its original to accommodate the changes required by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some sessions will be presented on-line to allow for social distancing. Please contact Dr. Aletha Stahl if you have questions.

Worldview Workshops for Spring 2020 will meet on Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 12 pm. Prospective participants need only to register for the first session to be signed up for all 6 sessions. 

April 15: Cultural self awareness, part 1
April 22: Cultural self awareness, part 2
April 29: Other awareness, communication, part 1
May 6: Other awareness, communication, part 2
May 13: Empathy
May 20: Bridging cultural differences 

Worldview Workshop certificate recipients


Tom Atkinson
Laura Curry
Kara Hartman
Jessica Hing
Karen Jacobsen
Holly Keckler
Heather Mayorga
Jency Thomas
Ashley York
Stacey Williams


Nicole Barr
Debra Bearden
Megan Bergman
Michael Bittinger
Teresa Demien
Jacie Grant
Elizabeth Karcher
Amy Ledman
Cynthia Quillen
Sally Smith
Trienna Walker

Summer 2019

Linda Barlow
Donna Bertram
Kate Caward
Shu-fang Chang
Lee Hua Chiang
Cindy Sue Cory
Lindsey Crussel
John Frigo
Emjai Gregory
Shelley Hall
Patricia Herrera
Kendal Kosta-Mikel
Jennifer Montes
Robin Sipes
Amanda Smith
Jordan Smith
Shelley Straley
Jacquelyn Thomas-Miller
Kate Van Ness

Fall 2019

Tiffany Britten
Constance Brophy
Stefanie Elliott
Lauren Dalton
Christy Daugherty
John Gibson
Richard Grant
Zana Griffey
Kia Hastings
Katherine Huseman
Amruta Inamdar
Shalyse Iseminger
Nicole McKinney
Lori Miller
Andrew Miller
Patricia Morgan
Jaclyn Palm
Brandi Plantenga
Jessica Ramsey
Michael Russell
Monica Shively
Lacey Siefers
Suzanne Snoeberger
Janice Thomaz

Goals: Learning Outcomes and Evidence

Per the recommendations of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) Transparency Framework and the NILOA Excellence in Assessment Standards, we provide the goals for each program offered through CILMAR.

75% of Worldview Workshop participants will demonstrate level three empathy and level three self-awareness as measured by the AAC&U Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE Rubric as well as level two cultural diversity as measured by the AAC&U Global Learning VALUE Rubric. Evidence will be provided by the retro pre/post administration of a survey consisting of relevant parts of the Intercultural Attitudes Skills and Knowledge Short Scale (ASKS2) and Global Learning Short Scale (GLS), given in the final workshop.

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