Cultural Awareness

Culture can be defined as the common way of life for a particular people, especially as shown in their ordinary behavior and habits, their attitudes toward each other, and their moral and religious beliefs. To be culturally aware, is to know about and respect the values, beliefs, behaviors, and norms of other cultures. Understanding and respecting cultural differences is but only one of the numerous influences on human behavior.

As a global service provider, VALOROUS realizes the critical importance of cross-cultural differences and how the misunderstanding of cultural nuances within a specific geographical region can make cooperation impossible which greatly affects mission success. We understand that positive cultural interactions enhance clearer communication, breaks down barriers, builds trust, strengthens relationships, and yields tangible results in terms of mission success – all of which are impacted by culture. Our team of cross-cultural experts will help analyze and identify core training requirements throughout the deployment cycle. VALOROUS offers a comprehensive service, covering a vast range of geographical regions and cultures. We train and familiarize customers with the values, beliefs, behaviors, and norms of a specific region, so they may understand and anticipate societal norms and behaviors of the indigenous population. In doing so, VALOROUS helps increase mission effectiveness of US personnel operating globally by minimizing culture shock and enabling robust cooperation with our foreign hosts.
Upon completion of training, our customers recognize key aspects related to the geography and also key historical events that have shaped the culture of a region. They recognize characteristics related to the people and ethnic groups of and area and are able to identify characteristics related to the languages and dialects spoken by the local population. Our customers are also able to recognize the influences of religion on the local culture and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate behaviors and etiquette to use in the presence of local men, women and children. Our training has provided for our customers an overall awareness of a culture with respect to the geographical values, beliefs, behaviors and norms within a specific region.

VALOROUS offers the following Cultural Awareness Training for specific geographical regions to enhance our customer’s global mission success:

 

  • Geography
  • History
    Peoples and Ethnic Groups
  • Languages
  • Religious Influences
  • Society and Norms
  • Behavior and Etiquette
  • Cultural Summary

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