Durham Tech employees complete global competence training

Nearly 20 Durham Tech employees successfully completed “Global Competence for Education Professionals” training taught by Katherine Turner, president of Global Citizen, on September 22 and 29 in the Teaching-Learning Center. Global competence, or intercultural competence, is the knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors necessary to effectively communicate and interact with people from all countries, cultures, and backgrounds.

The training featured engaging activities and discussions of race, privilege, equity, and cultural humility. Participants also learned about the global competence framework, which includes awareness, understanding, sensitivity, and ethical practice. Additionally, participants considered strategies they could use to increase their own global competence and Durham Tech’s efforts to prepare students for a global world.

The following employees successfully completed the eight-hour training: Georgia Betcher, Lisa Blair, Stephen Brooks, Tina Bryant-Allen, Kim Chandler, Marina DelVecchio, Mauricio Garcia-Vargas, Connie Gomez-Joines, Wilma Herndon, Julie Humphrey, Suzi Jaikaran, Pam Krakow, Chellie LaPointe, Lance Lee, Gabby McCutchen, Margaret Memory, Gina Perryman, and Paula Wilder.

For more information about upcoming professional development activities available in the TLC, see the TLC Calendar of Events.