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 complete all six sessions earn a certificate.

Schedule for Summer 2020

All workshops will take place remotely. Half will be held on Zoom, and half will be distributed through a Qualtrics survey that participants complete on their own time.

Prospective participants need only to register for the first session to be signed up for all 6 sessions.

  • July 9, 10:30 am – 12 pm: Cultural Self-Awareness, part 1 (Zoom)
  • July 13 – 17: Cultural Self-Awareness, part 2 (asynchronous)
  • July 23, 10:30 am – 12 pm: Communication, part 1 (Zoom)
  • July 27 – 31: Communication, part 2 (asynchronous)
  • August 6, 10:30 – 12 pm: Empathy (Zoom)
  • August 10 – 14: Bridging Differences (asynchronous)

Worldview Workshop certificate recipients

2017 – 2018

2018 – 2019

Tom Atkinson Nicole Barr
Laura Curry Debra Bearden
Kara Hartman Megan Bergman
Jessica Hing Michael Bittinger
Karen Jacobsen Teresa Demien
Holly Keckler Jacie Grant
Heather Mayorga Elizabeth Karcher
Jency Thomas Amy Ledman
Ashley York Cynthia Quillen
Stacey Williams Sally Smith
Trienna Walker

Summer 2019

Fall 2019

Linda Barlow Tiffany Britten
Donna Bertram Constance Brophy
Kate Caward Stefanie Elliott
Shu-fang Chang Lauren Dalton
Lee Hua Chiang Christy Daugherty
Cindy Sue Cory John Gibson
Lindsey Crussel Richard Grant
John Frigo Zana Griffey
Emjai Gregory Kia Hastings
Shelley Hall Katherine Huseman
Patricia Herrera Amruta Inamdar
Kendal Kosta-Mikel Shalyse Iseminger
Jennifer Montes Nicole McKinney
Robin Sipes Lori Miller
Amanda Smith Andrew Miller
Jordan Smith Patricia Morgan
Shelley Straley Jaclyn Palm
Jacquelyn Thomas-Miller Brandi Plantenga
Kate Van Ness Jessica Ramsey
Michael Russel
Monica Shively
Lacy 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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