The Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory (CCAI) workshop helps participants identify individual strengths and weaknesses in four skill areas that are fundamental to effective cross-cultural communication and interaction:
- Emotional resilience
- Perceptual acuity
- Personal autonomy
The Facilitator Guide is a set of directions for a Cultural Passport to Anywhere and the Paper Assessment form. Participants explore their own cultural identity and learn to improve their interactions with other cultures. Forty-five steps create an informative, interesting, practical, and fun learning experience. The design includes detailed methods for using the passport, as well as the administration, scoring, profiling, and interpretation of the Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory.
Uses & Applications
The Cross Cultural Adaptability Inventory workshop is a powerful experience that helps participants identify their personal areas of low cultural understanding and provides examples of ways to improve them. Participants will identify their individual strengths and weaknesses in four skill areas that are fundamental to effective cross-cultural communication and interaction: Emotional Resilience, Flexibility/Openness, Perceptual Acuity, and Personal Autonomy.
The main goal of this session is to increase the ability of participants to interact with people from and in other cultures well as:
- Define the concept of culture
- Raise awareness of participants’ cultural backgrounds and cultural identities, and the part these play in cross-cultural interaction
- Self-assess cross-cultural effectiveness
- Examine expectations and feelings regarding cross-cultural experiences.
- Identify fundamental causes of cross-cultural difficulties, as well as personal characteristics and abilities that support cross-cultural interaction
- Investigate ways to improve cross-cultural effectiveness
- Create commitment to action plans to improve cross-cultural effectiveness
Through this workshop, participants will learn how to:
- Be more successful in cross-cultural interactions
- Participate more effectively in multi-cultural discussions
- Develop readiness for travel or study abroad
- Access their competencies for relocating to another culture
- Improve their productivity as a member of intercultural virtual teams and work groups
- Select and train global leaders
- Contribute to a corporate culture that values and embraces cultural diversity