Adjusting to Iowa winters                Photo by Helen

Adjusting to Iowa winters                Photo by Helen

Culture Friendly Consulting (CFC) facilitators understand that the demographics of the American Midwest (USA) are changing rapidly, and that with increasing diversity comes numerous benefits and challenges.  We are trained and ready to assess current levels of cultural competency, and provide the support for intentional forward movement via quality, experienced, targeted consulting, training and/or coaching. CFC offers you the expertise and resources to:

  • Create welcoming environments for diverse peoples from around the world or down the road
  • Increase your knowledge about specific countries and cultures
  • Understand the impact of cultural influences on supervising and being supervised
  • Empathize with challenges faced by people with differing (dis)abilities, sexual orientations, ages, genders, as well as those people belonging to low income, racial, nationality and ethnic groups who frequently experience being marginalized
  • Assess current levels of cultural competency, intercultural awareness, and inclusion efforts
  • Communicate effectively across cultures
  • Integrate international students on college campuses
  • Develop customer service skills for diverse clientele
  • Better serve diverse customers and clients
  • Prevent and resolve cross-cultural misunderstandings/conflict
  • Provide orientation services for international students, employees and community members.
  • Teach in multicultural and intercultural classrooms
  • Prepare you (and/or family) for a trip or to live abroad
  • Reflect on your own cultural identity and its impact on your work and in the community
  • Learn to pronounce “foreign names” and greetings