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 Fall 2019

Worldview Workshops for Fall 2019 meet on Wednesdays, 2:30pm-3:45pm, RHPH 162. Prospective participants need only to register for the first session to be signed up for all 6 sessions. 

September 18: Cultural self awareness, part 1
September 25: Cultural self awareness, part 2
October 2: Other awareness, communication, part 1
October 16 : Other awareness, communication, part 2
October 23 : Empathy
October 30 : 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

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