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Introduction to Cross Cultural Competence and Regional Orientation
The course will provide an overview of cross-cultural competence concepts and a regional orientation, centered on a selected Geographic Combatant Command (CCMD) area of responsibility (AOR). The course will provide an overview of the geographic, historical, and societal characteristics within a specific AOR. The course will also provide a familiarization on regional security issues and CCMD theater priorities. The course consists of three U.S. Air Force online modules: Air Force Culture General Course, Intercultural Communications, and CCMD Regional Overviews, from the U.S Air Force Advanced Distributed Learning Service (ADLS). While the courses are designed for an Air Force audience, the concepts presented are applicable to Security Cooperation Workforce professionals as they interact with international partners.
This course equips the student to recognize cross cultural competence concepts and skills that can help prepare for an intercultural interaction. Students will be able to identify relevant geographic, economic, historical, societal, and political characteristics within a selected Geographic CCMD AOR; identify major regional and transnational security issues, including international organizations, influencing a given region, and associate regional and transnational security issues with a selected Geographic CCMD’s theater priorities.
Target Attendees
All USG personnel working in Security Cooperation.
Substitute Course(s)
To be determined.
Course Length
3 hours distance learning
Additional Course Information
Delivery ModeDistance LearningSC Continuing Learning HoursNot evaluated
Equivalent CoursesNoneDAU Continuing Learning PointsNot evaluated
College Credit RecommendedNoneFM Continuous EducationNot evaluated
Available Classes
ClassNumberDistance LearningIn-ResidenceLocationStatus 
SC-151E0111/01/2019 - 09/30/2020OnlineIn-SessionRegister
This course modules are the same as those found in the U.S Air Force Advanced Distributed Learning Service (ADLS).