Through this course, you will have the opportunity to develop a key skill which will increase your ability to understand and interact positively with people from different cultural backgrounds.
The course includes a 11-minute video lecture as well as two fun exercises, which will provide you with the immediate opportunity to practice the concepts introduced in the lecture. It also includes one final exercise which you can begin to use right away in everyday life.
The entire class can be completed in about one hour.
Debbie Bayes has spent many years living and working in Muslim, Jewish, and Christian contexts in the Middle East as well as in secular contexts on the university campus in the US.
Her doctoral thesis focused on developing intercultural competence among leaders of a reconciliation organization in Israel-Palestine. Her research received the William A. Fretwell Memorial Thesis Award for exemplifying quality research, practical application and transformational impact on society.
Debbie has provided assessments and resources on the development of intercultural competence for international workers in India, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East as well as for leaders working in cross-cultural contexts in the US.
To learn more go to culturecrux.org.
- DMin. Bethel University, 2018
- M.A. Regent College, 2000
- B.A. Western Washington University, 1994