Leading with Cultural competence

One of MSU’s guiding principles is to lead inclusively, actively, and intentionally to promote full participation and a sense of safety and belonging for all employees and staff. Join us in building cultural awareness and inclusiveness skills that strengthen cultural competence!

Learning Objectives

  • Identify Elements of Cultural Competence and Self-Awareness
  • Evaluate Source of Your Messages and Hidden Issues About Different Culture Groups
  • Eliminate/Counter Stereotypes and Cultural Conditioning
  • Practice CARES Model: Communication, Appreciation, Respect, Empathy, Sensitivity
  • Reinforce Behaviors That Support Cultural Competency and Minimize Behaviors that Undermine It 
  • Understand Intent Vs. Impact in The Workplace 
  • Address Issues and Concerns in A Way That De-escalates Tension 


Session dates for 2024 will be released in Fall 2023.

Please email  prodev@hr.msu.edu  to request notification when registration becomes available. include the course title in the email heading. 


9:00 to 11:00 a.m.


Tina Alonzo, EVPA DEI Administrator




MSU HR building, 1407 S. Harrison Road in East Lansing, Suite 10*

*MSU HR Organization and Professional Development follows all applicable state and public health guidance and university-wide directives. If deemed necessary or advisable to refrain from in-person learning, this course will instead be hosted in a virtual format.