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, five synchronous and one 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.

Registration is open here.

Worldview Workshop Certificate Recipients

Fall 2022

Andres Bejarano Posada

Shannon Cassady

Leslie Fairchild

Ashley Fawcett

Jacenda Gilman

Michele Holcombe

Angelic Howe

Aparajita Jaiswal

Penelope Kelly

Mary Beth Lencke

Meghan Marino

Margaret Martin

Tracy Mcgirt

Arooj Najmussaqib

Leslie Plummer

Riley Rackliffe

Paul Sewell

Audrey Sherwood

Linnette White

Fall 2021

Vicki Arnett

Stephanie Bowers

Sherri Cripe

Zachary Dehenes

Sally Gramelspacher

Jennifer Kawlewski

Teresa Luse

Rachel Morin

Kellie Reece

Rachel Skinner

Maggie Smith

Leslie Sondgeroth

Carole Tolley


Summer 2021

Boshra Afra

Jaimee Barr

Emily Bear

Jingqiu Chen

Sean Diaz

Todd Dinius

Angela Ewing

Marisa Exter

Kristen Fairbanks

Sandra Galloway

Amanda Gill

Lara Grauerholz-Fisher

Matthew Hannah

Adriana Harmeyer

Wanju Huang

Emily Little

Jason Reed

Sarah Reifel

James Sadler

Jennifer Sdunzik

Aridany Suarez Trujillo

Rachel Weaver

Spring 2021

Anneliese Beswick

Melissa Coghill

Melissa Geiger

Ellen Gundlach

Meryl Hansana

Jennifer Kau

Amy Klutzke

Sally Luzader

Jaylene Nichols

Carlene Quirk

Danielle Sheese

Kaylene Shepherd

Jean Shidler

Daniel Trinkle

Jeremy Wampler

Summer 2020

George Adams

Lorri Barnett

Joshua Bright

Jackie Butram

Jenalee Converse

Kelly Cunningham

Justin Gillingham

Melissa Hay-Bishop

Jennifer Ramos

Larry Sommers

Janine Sparks

Kenneth Tanemura

Melissa Taylor

Phuong Tran

Katharine Watson

Angela Welshimer

Elizabeth Wilson

Spring 2020

Teresa Balser

Terry Bean

Robin Benson

Richard Bernier

RaeLyn Boes

Bridget Bucher

Lucina Fluellen

Melissia Grant

Tracy Grimm

Randa Hodges

Kelley Kimm

Joseph M. La Lopa

Julie Lanz

Jill Lynn

Lela Mixon

Belinda Morrow

Sara Ostheimer

Jayne Price

Janeen Redman

Mary Sigman

James Tanoos

Cameron Ward

Siqing Wei

Jacey Wickenhauser

Fall 2019

Tiffany Britten

Constance Kaspar 

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 Platenga

Jessica Ramsey

Michael Russel

Monica Shively

Lacy Siefers

Suzanne Snoeberger

Janice Thomaz


Summer 2019

Linda Barlow

Donna Bertram

Brenda Breece

Kate Caward

Shu-fang Chang

Lee Hua Chiang

Cindy Sue Cory

Lindsey Crussel

John Frigo

Emjai Gregory

Shelly Hall

Patricia Herrera

Kendal Kosta-Mikel

Jennifer Montes

Robin Sipes

Amanda Smith

Jordan Smith

Shelley Straley

Jacquelyn Thomas-Miller

Kate Van Ness


Nicole Barr

Debra Bearden

Megan Bergman

Michael Bittinger

Teresa Demien

Jacie Grant

Elizabeth Karcher

Amy Ledman

Cynthia Quillen

Sally Smith

Trienna Walker


Tom Atkinson

Laura Curry

Kara Hartman

Jessica Hing

Karen Jacobsen

Holly Keckler

Heather Mayorga

Jency Thomas

Ashley York

Stacey Williams

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 March 9, 2023