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Intercultural Awareness and Cultural Competency

This course is designed to introduce participants to the theory and methodologies required to develop and maintain cross-cultural relationships in youth work. It will assist participants to engage with young people and volunteers from diverse cultures. The course will include sessions on understanding culture and identifying aspects of one’s own culture; the role of culture in communication and how different cultural and ethnic groups interact with each other; identifying different ways of working and communicating; and recognising the different stages of cultural competency. Participants will also develop the practical skills to engage with young people and volunteers in a multi-ethnic setting.


This training is available on request


Learning content

  • Understanding culture and its role in communication
  • Identifying differing cultural ways of working and communicating
  • Developing the skills to engage with young people and volunteers in a multi-ethnic setting
  • Developing the skills to assist young people to reflect on their attitudes to racism and to challenge racist practices

Duration: one day

Designed for:
This course will suit volunteers or staff of youth organisations and others that work with young people in out of school settings.

Numbers: The minimum number of participants is 10 and the maximum is 20.


Course fee: €50 per per person. This will include tea/coffee, lunch and all materials. Alternatively organisations can negotiate a price to cover training only. NYCI members receive reduced rates.

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