The Joint Language University is a U.S. government-sponsored language training portal that allows students to acquire, maintain, enhance and/or refresh language skills.
The Special Operations Forces Teletraining System (SOFTS) is a program that takes advantage of proprietary and commercial off-the-shelf technology to deliver real-time language and culture training to students anywhere in the world, including those who are unable to attend traditional classes at traditional training institutions.
Through a partnership with Penn State and NATO’s Allied Command Transformation - Future Solutions branch, the Extended Hands program leverages technology to foster understanding through dialogue across cultures in vastly different parts of the world. Extended Hand pairs cadets and military personnel from NATO nations with civilians in conflict-torn regions to have cross-cultural exchanges.
Employee retention and skills gaps remain some of the top concerns for talent development professionals. This challenge is felt most strongly in industries where retention is consistently low, such as hospitality. The challenges grow when your workforce is multicultural and lacking in essential skills, such as fluency in English and business communications.
Protocol is a means by which people of all cultures can relate to each other. Whether you are an employee or spouse, have few representational responsibilities or are running your post’s protocol office, this booklet produced by the State department is a good starting point to prepare.
What do you get when you ask the people of the world to chronicle a single day in their lives? Kevin Macdonald created a 90-minute paean to what it means to be human in the world today.
This video discusses the importance of acknowledging the mistakes you will make when interacting with other cultures. This is a part of the Culture Matters video series.
This video highlights how to manage feeling off-balance in another culture. This is a part of the Culture Matters video series.
This video asks the question: what if you applied your own cultural model to a new culture? This is a part of the Culture Matters video series.
This video discusses what is seen and unseen in cultures: behaviors and norms, and values and beliefs. This is a part of the Culture Matters video series.