Leading Across Difference
Do you wonder why, despite your best efforts, differences keep you or others in conflict and tension? Whether it’s working on a team, helping another person or leading an organization, differences are part of being in a community. In this course, you will gain knowledge and practical skills in intergroup dynamics, effective communication across differences and intercultural competence. As a result, you will be better equipped to work in diverse settings with more efficiency and understanding.Register →
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Dates & Time to Completion
May 20 - June 28, 2024.
1 weekly class on Zoom on Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Pacific Time).
3 hours of coursework per week.
1 assignment due each week.
Attend 5 of the 6 Zoom classes.
May 6, 2024.
Meet Your Instructor
Ayaka M. Dohi
Ayaka M. Dohi (she/her/hers) is a passionate and unrelenting idealist to the vision of a love ethic-based society. She is a firm believer that by holding center the values of dignity of and interconnectedness among all people, living things, and planet Earth, we can repair and restore relationships and communities.
Ayaka immigrated to the U.S. as a child where she and her younger sister were raised by a courageous, resilient Filipina mother. She is a first-generation college graduate of Gonzaga University and earned her graduate degree in Nonprofit & Administrative Leadership at Whitworth University. Her lived experience fuels her vocation as an educator, activist and facilitator.
Professionally, she serves as the Director of Student Success & Equity, & Belonging at Whitworth University. Trained in intercultural competence, intergroup dialogue and leadership development, Ayaka has utilized her knowledge and passion to educate and train students and professionals in various settings such as conferences and classrooms to address a central question: “How will our practice, work and presence cultivate and leave a legacy of inclusion and belonging?”
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