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WELCOME TO CHAPTER 5:
"CULTURAL HUMILITY"

"Cultural Humility" is the fifth chapter of the Diplomatic Planner. In this series, you will learn how cultural values play a large part in the operation of diplomacy and international relations. Societies that lack cultural humility have proven to assimilate xenophobic behaviour, fearmongering and hatred against foreigners. In this series, you will learn to develop self-awareness and cultural reflection, how communities become marginalised and 'othered', the concept of privilege and cultural barriers lead to misunderstandings, and how to adapt yourself to changes shaped by mandates, practices, attitudes, policies, and laws.

By the end of the chapter, you will know the difference between intellectually acknowledging a culture, and truly relating to it.

LEVEL: Intermediate

KEY FOCUS: breaking negative stereotypes, understanding privilege, the cornerstone of what is bias, prejudice and stereotyping of others, cultural misunderstandings, respect beyond language

KEY RESOURCE: Cultural competence, breaking stereotypes, bias development, conflict transformation

 

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INTRODUCTION

Must-read introductions to help you make the most out of your intermediate training.

 

TUTORIAL

Step-by-step guide in essential skills required in international relations.

 

DOWNLOADABLE WORKSHEET

Downloadable worksheets of practical exercises created for and taken directly from the Diplomatic Planner.

 

DIPLOMACY ENGAGE PODCAST

Exclusive podcast that offers quick guides and tips in enhancing your diplomatic training.

 

CASE STUDIES

Curated case studies, providing background information in the successful operation of international relations.

 

RECOMMENDATION

Recommended reading list from established experts to support your growth and development in becoming a diplomat.

 

FURTHER READING

Related resources from the Grassroot Diplomat archive to help you better understand your role in the world.