The primary purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to develop a better understanding of the dynamics of multicultural groups and teams and to learn intervention skills to improve individual, team and organizational performance. We will explore multicultural implications for individual, team, and organizational effectiveness. We will intentionally utilize the diversity in the classroom to shape several levels of a multicultural and intercultural learning laboratory and community.
More specifically, in this class, we will
・Learn first-hand about the challenges of acting in a multi-cultural environment
・Utilize intercultural models to enhance self and other awareness, reflection and understanding
・Explore relevant theory and research that underlies effective multicultural management including topics such as team formation, team management, team process, self-managed teams, group emotional intelligence, diversity in team, leading teams and improving team performance
・Identify implications of the field of multicultural management for understanding and managing diversity in the organizational context