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Building Culturally Competent Organizations

​​​​​​Organizations have a "culture" of policies, procedures, programs, and processes, and incorporate certain values, beliefs, assumptions, and customs. Organizational cultures largely echo mainstream culture in its sense of time orientation, perception, and use of time. An organizational culture may not lend itself to cultural competence, so that's where skill building comes in. A culturally competent organization brings together knowledge about different groups of people -- and transforms it into standards, policies, and practices that make everything work.

  • WHAT IS A CULTURALLY COMPETENT ORGANIZATION?
  • WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO BE CULTURALLY COMPETENT?
  • WHEN DOES AN ORGANIZATION NEED TO BECOME CULTURALLY COMPETENT?
  • HOW DO YOU CREATE A CULTURALLY COMPETENT ORGANIZATION?