Being an educator is like having a perfect playground for experiments. You can always try out new methods and approaches with your international students, and then share your findings with your colleagues.
Still, cross-cultural management is one of those topics that don’t get the attention they deserve. Educators in general don’t feel competent enough to share their findings. Campuses haven’t yet adopted comprehensive policies for opening up and presenting best practices on intercultural topics.
And that is a pity. If we want to have a globally open, inclusive and diverse community, we must start with sharing our experience and suggestions about cross cultural management.
So, today we offer a list of online courses about cross-cultural management and diversity that might provide you with ideas for innovation and improvement.
Take an online course for free here:
- Equality and diversity course dedicated for employees that seek to create culturally appropriate, inclusive and diverse working environments:
- Diversity and difference in communication is an online course for health and social care sector workers:
- Understanding Cross-Cultural Communication in International Business is an online free course for effective communication in a business setting:
You could also try these paid online courses:
- Michigan State University offers a cross cultural management course that provides tools for cross cultural management from a business perspective
- Cross cultural communication course from Thunderbird School of Global Management that focuses on negiotiation and management in multicultural environment
- University of Notre Dame offers intercultural management course that explores various cultural dimensions (generational, ethnic, religious or gender) and suggests solutions for possible conflict.
- Fundamentals of cross-cultural communication by Universal class shares insights on intercultural management via flexibility, communication and adaptiveness
As you can see, most of these courses are focusing on business environment and it’s needs. But it shouldn’t be like this – diversity and inclusion in higher education is essential. Essential is sharing the good practice models too.
From where you you get tools and ideas for a more welcoming intercultural learning environment? Maybe you have your own favourite online courses about cross cultural management?
Don’t forget to share your ideas in the comments!