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June 25th 2013: Community of Respect-Effective Communication between People from Diverse backgrounds

The program is divided into three modules that build upon another. In Module One we want our participants to first understand that they have culture; Learning that culture is not something they are born with but is something that is learned through imitation and teaching. In Module two, participants gain more personal insight as they learn what their value behaviors are on a value dimension continuum. We also learn about different cultural perspectives, verbal and nonverbal techniques practiced by different cultures. We stress that people must understand themselves first before we look at

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China Jenkins

China Jenkins is a facilitator for Community of Respect. She is a doctoral candidate in the Adult Education program in the college of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M where her research interests are focused on culturally responsive teachings, professional development, and cultural value orientations. While serving in the U.S. Army as a Korean linguist, China discovered a passion for teaching and has earned honors for her ability to train others.
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Linda Edwards

Linda Edwards is the Director of Community Outreach for Public Partnership and Outreach at Texas A&M University. She is responsible for developing and coordinating community and international outreach efforts for Texas A&M University and the coordination, implementation and management of the Community of Respect Program. Ms. Edwards is a member of the original steering committee for the Community of Respect intercultural training program created in 2005 and a member of the curriculum development team.
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