By providing an examination of culture and its implications, we get more clarity about our personal and collective identity and related constructs as identification, integration and knowledge and develop the cultural intelligence. We sence how people experience and engage cultural difference from continuum which extends from ethnocentrism, through ethnorelativism, the experience of one’s own and other cultures as “relative to context.“ to the cosmopolitanism.
Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a strengths-based, inclusive and actionable approach towards large system change and development. Appreciative Inquiry works on the premise that every organic system has some inherent generative forces, which when amplified, unleash positive energy and enable collective commitment.
The growth increases through integration and balance, so we look for certain balance between the development and integrity and promote a conscious, harmonious and steadily developing in the space of our system. The integral approach is inclusive or holistic rather than exclusivist or reductive, and it values and integrates multiple explanations and methodologies.
In this course we will also focus on:
- Appreciative Inquiry
- integral theory
- Intercultural competence
- emotional intelligence (EQ)