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 virtual sessions, four synchronous and two asynchronous, the Workshops use activities and facilitated dialogues to create the “aha” moments and deep reflection that lead to intercultural learning in the areas of self-awareness, communication, and empathy. 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 Fall 2021

All workshops will take place remotely. Half will be held on Zoom, and half will be distributed through Brightspace.

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

  • November 4, 10:30 am – 12 pm: Cultural Self-Awareness, part 1 (Zoom)
  • Week of Nov 7-12: Cultural Self-Awareness, part 2
  • November 18, 10:30 am – 12 pm: Communication, part 1 (Zoom)
  • Week of Nov. 22-26: BREAK
  • December 2, 10:30 am – 12 pm: Communication, part 2 (Zoom)
  • December 9, 10:30 – 12 pm: Empathy (Zoom)
  • Week of Dec. 13-17: Bridging Differences

Worldview Workshop Certificate Recipients

2017 - 2018

2018 - 2019

Summer 2019

Tom Atkinson Nicole Barr Linda Barlow Kendal Kosta-Mikel
Laura Curry Debra Bearden Donna Bertram Jennifer Montes
Kara Hartman Megan Bergman Kate Caward Robin Sipes
Jessica Hing Michael Bittinger Shu-fang Chang Amanda Smith
Karen Jacobsen Teresa Demien Lee Hua Chiang Jordan Smith
Holly Keckler Jacie Grant Cindy Sue Cory Shelley Straley
Heather Mayorga Elizabeth Karcher Lindsey Crussel Jacquelyn Thomas-Miller
Jency Thomas Amy Ledman John Frigo Kate Van Ness
Ashley York Cynthia Quillen Emjai Gregory
Stacey Williams Sally Smith Shelley Hall
Trienna Walker Patricia Herrera

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Tiffany Britten Nicole McKinney Teresa Balser Julie Lanz
Constance Kaspar Wise Lori Miller Terry Bean Jill Lynn
Stefanie Elliott Andrew Miller Robin Benson Lela Mixon
Lauren Dalton Patricia Morgan Richard Bernier Belinda Morrow
Christy Daugherty Jaclyn Palm RaeLyn Boes Sara Ostheimer
John Gibson Brandi Plantenga Bridget Bucher Jayne Price
Richard Grant Jessica Ramsey Lucina Fluellen Janeen Redman
Zana Griffey Michael Russel Melissia Grant Mary Sigman
Kia Hastings Monica Shively Tracy Grimm James Tanoos
Katherine Huseman Lacy Siefers Randa Hodges Cameron Ward
Amruta Inamdar Suzanne Snoeberger Kelley Kimm Siqing Wei
Shalyse Iseminger Janice Thomaz Joseph M. La Lopa Jacey Wickenhauser


Summer 2020

George Adams Larry Sommers
Lorri Barnett Janine Sparks
Joshua Bright Kenneth Tanemura
Jackie Butram Melissa Taylor
Jenalee Converse Phuong Tran
Kelly Cunningham Katharine Watson
Justin Gillingham Angela Welshimer
Melissa Hay-Bishop Elizabeth Wilson
Jennifer Ramos

Spring 2021

Anneliese Beswick Carlene Quirk
Melissa Coghill Danielle Sheese
Melissa Geiger Kaylene Shepherd
Ellen Gundlach Jean Shidler
Meryl Hansana Daniel Trinkle
Jennifer Kau Jeremy Wampler
Amy Klutzke
Sally Luzader
Jaylene Nichols


Summer 2021

Boshra Afra Kristen Fairbanks Jason Reed
Jaimee Barr Sandra Galloway Sarah Reifel
Emily Bear Amanda Gill James Sadler
Janna Bennett Amanda Goodwin Bowman Stephanie Schmitz
Jingqiu Chen Lara Grauerholz-Fisher Jennifer Sdunzik
Sean Diaz Matthew Hannah Aridany Suarez Trujillo
Todd Dinius Adriana Harmeyer Rachel Weaver
Angela Ewing Wanju Huang
Marisa Exter Emily Little

 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.

Updated August 11, 2021

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