The Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Teamwork is designed to prepare people to lead, advise and train people from two or more cultures who work together toward a common goal. It is also useful for people who will work with those from other cultures but who will not be in a position of leadership or teaching. In this graduate program, students enrolled in the courses study issues in greater depth, leading to more insight, creativity, and adaptability than in shorter courses in this discipline.
Persons interested in this program should apply for Graduate Admission to DIU. If previously enrolled at DIU in anything other than “graduate admission status”, you will need to change your admission status. For more information, contact CMT-Coordinator@diu.edu.
The goal of this program is to enable students to:
- Identify key features of a social environment that may affect the values and behavioral expectations different partners bring to a partnership;
- Explain how people who follow the same religious tradition can have different patterns of partnership depending on their cultural backgrounds;
- Evaluate their own views on the relationship between their own religious viewpoint and those patterns;
- Assess their own ways of interacting with others in order to adapt their ways to partner more effectively across cultures;
- Evaluate cultural styles of leadership and develop a plan for working with a variety of styles;
- Pass on knowledge and skills needed for working in partnership with those of other cultural backgrounds; and
- Contribute to the professional literature and ongoing discussions of this topic.