top of page

Unit 2: What do Intercultural

Competencies look like in Society?

Weeks 4-6


Please post ALL of your responses for WEEKS 4-6 in the Discussions Forum titled "Weeks 4-6" discussion forum. Make sure you copy and paste the week and question(s) in front of your answers. I will expect you to comment on each other's posts, a minimum of 1 per week, throughout each module. Refer to the Module Grading Rubric for Discussion Forums if you need additional guidance.

Leadership in Times of Crisis International Education Virtual Residency (Moodle Link: TBD)


The Leadership in Time of Crisis IE - VR will run from Feb 15-March 7. Here is the URL:


As part of this experience, you will hear from a panel of experts has 3 panels with varying dates (listed below) and will fall on WEEKS 5-7. Please attend at least 1 of the 3 presentations (additional work will be counted as Extra Credit towards your lowest grades).

Friday, 19 February, 6-8 pm (D.R.) - Crises in our Communities

  • The Impact of COVID on Vulnerable Communities and access to basic services like food, health and education

  • Climate and environmental crises

  • Educational problems (desertion, the digital divide)

Friday, 26 February, 6-8 pm (D.R.) - Leadership Response to Crises

  • The qualities and attitudes a leader should have in a crisis (emotional intelligence)

  • Sustainable and resilient communities

  • Small businesses:  Leadership and sustainable management in times of crisis

Friday,  5 March from 6-8 pm (D.R.) - Digital Citizenship:  the Impact of Social Media and False News

  • the influence of social networks on collective thought

  • the influence of false news on social behavior

  • How to take advantage of social media in times of crisis


Read and complete all activities below and write 5 reflective journal responses for each weblink [1] using the following writing rubric:

*Check Learning Contract for Optional Training (e.g., Panels, Deliberative Conversations and presentations (TBD)

​(10.1.2019 Update: Some students have asked, so to clarify, you are required to post 5 journal entries and respond to at least 1 classmate's post in the 3-week period for a total of 6 posts.)

Here is a video that explains the Practical Project ethnographic process (NOTE: It was made for another course and you will not be doing a follow-up ethnographic study. Instead, we will be doing a final project of your choice):


Practical Project #1 Due Week 6- Ethnographic Study of Culture. Detailed directions are provided by Dr. Rogers and are also located here. (If you have issues accessing this document, email




Please view PBS’s Merchants of Cool (58 minutes) online.


Watch Harvard Business Review’s “Reaching Across Cultures without Losing Yourself” (5 minutes).


Molinsky, Andy. (2013, March 12) “When Crossing Cultures, Use Global

Dexterity.” Harvard Business Review


Demby, Gene (2014, May 15). “Young People Want Equality but Struggle to Discuss Bias.” NPR


Enhancing Cultural Competence Toolkit

[1] Reflective Journal Rationale: The rationale for the reflective journal is that putting your thoughts, reactions, memories and ideas into writing at the appropriate time is a way of thinking. This thinking-while-writing can lead you to new conclusions or understandings, much like a focused conversation or discussion can. The journals may also help you with the writing assignments for the course (see below), since you may adapt some of your journal entries for those writing assignments, or even use the entries as a way to “draft” some passages that may find their way into your written assignments.

bottom of page