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Intermediate Cross Cultural Competence and Regional Orientation (INDOPACOM)
The course will couple cross-cultural competence and a regional orientation, centered on the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Area of Responsibility (AOR). The course will first address the general dimensions of culture and cross-cultural communications/consensus-building concepts. The course will delve deeper into AOR characteristics and Geographic Combatant Command (CCMD) theater priorities and then analyze the impact of regional specific culture on security cooperation initiatives. The course is conducted in collaboration with the Naval Post Graduate School (NPS).
This course equips the student to apply cross cultural competence concepts and skills as applicable to the security cooperation workforce; identify relevant geographic, economic, historical, societal, and political characteristics within a specific region; correlate regional and transnational security issues with Geographic Combatant Command Theater priorities; and analyze regional specific cross cultural considerations to support the implementation of security cooperation initiatives. During the course students will understand and apply key principles of effective negotiation in a cross-cultural context, examine the effectiveness of communications strategies used to manage intercultural challenges, and explain the reasons for the outcomes of a successful or failed intercultural interaction.
Target Attendees
All USG Security Cooperation Workforce personnel requiring Intermediate level Cross Cultural Competence/Regional Orientation.
Substitute Course(s)
To be determined
Course Length
4 days in-residence
Additional Course Information
Delivery ModeIn-residenceSC Continuing Learning HoursNot evaluated
Equivalent CoursesTo be determinedDAU Continuing Learning PointsNot evaluated
College Credit RecommendedNoneFM Continuous EducationNot evaluated
Available Classes
ClassNumberDistance LearningIn-ResidenceLocationStatus 
SC-252W0107/06/2020 - 07/09/2020Wright-Patterson AFB, OHScheduledRegister
SC-252N0103/16/2020 - 03/19/2020Arlington, VAScheduledRegister