How much do you know about social justice and your own identity?
The Manhattanville College Intercultural Competency Program (ICCP) invites you to challenge both yourself and the society you live in through a series of workshops about all facets of culture, from race to sexuality. These workshops discuss diversity within Manhattanville itself as well as a broader spectrum, allowing you to explore both your own multiculturalism and that of those around you.
"The sessions were always well-structured and interactive, and there was a strong sense of community, which I loved. It’s definitely worth doing as it really helps to broaden your mind and to think from all these different perspectives."
The program is free and flexible with the option to choose your own workshops and events to attend. (Fall one-day training — Spring weekly sessions)
Intercultural competency is broadly defined as the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with people of other cultures, but ICCP aims to go one step further. ICCP aims not only to focus on communication, but respect.
Why is this so important?
As our communities become more and more diverse, the need for intercultural competency is higher than ever. Training in intercultural competency is a lifelong process, but ICCP gives you a head start in cultural awareness by challenging stereotypes and increasing your knowledge of human rights and multiculturalism both in theory and practice.
The program is an opportunity like no other, and a great addition to any resumé.
In society, the prospect of discussing differences is often viewed as uncomfortable. Encouraging these conversations is central to ICCP, the program allows participants space to reflect on their own cultural background stories.
• How To Participate in Social Change • Social Identity • Unconscious Bias • Intercultural Dialogue and Conflict • Power, Privilege, and Oppression
"It is not our differences which divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences." — Audre Lorde