Since 2016, the University of Southern Indiana has offered a certification course in Cultural Awareness Training (CAT). The CAT certification provides the necessary skills to build an effective workforce in increasingly global and diverse professional settings.
The program draws on the idea that a global and multifaceted workforce offers new perspectives, creative problem-solving skills and innovation in the workplace and the community-at-large.
It gives rising leaders new perspectives on how they view the world in order to create an inclusive and productive work environment. Graduates prepare a portfolio to conduct on-site training workshops. [Note: This certification can be completed at the undergraduate (WLC 422) OR graduate level (WLC 522).]
If you are an undergraduate who has not completed your bachelor’s degree, visit the undergraduate CAT page for more information.
The 6 credit Graduate Cultural Awareness Training certification consists of:
|COMM 615||Communication and Popular Culture|
|COMM 616||Seminar in Personal and Cultural Identity|
|COMM 620||Special Topics in Organizational Communication|
|EDUC 604||Equity in Education or Exploration of Educational Communities|
How to Enroll
Current MASPC students can enroll in WLC 522 (CAT Certification). These 3 credits count towards the 30 credits of their master’s degree.
Non-degree seeking students and working professionals with an undergraduate degree need the following: