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October 2021

~ by Kris Parker, Community Development Regional Educator, Purdue Extension   How effective am I at working across cultural differences? Do others see me as culturally competent? One of the key frameworks of the Navigating Difference workshop, the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity created by Dr. Milton Bennett, illustrates stages of how people experience and …
Michael Wilcox
~by Michael Wilcox Assistant Director and Program Leader for Community Development / Purdue Extension Associate Director / North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD)   As Community Development Extension professionals, we are constantly asked by communities to provide technical assistance and guidance on how to address difficult issues. To be successful, we rely on …
Reminders and alerts for Purdue Extension CD educators. Rita Jacque Gillis is the new Purdue Extension Lake County Extension Director. She brings a wealth of knowledge in Community and Economic Development to her position. Making communities more sustainable and self-sufficient are at the heart of her long career of over 25 years in Community Development. …
~ by Heather Strohm, Regional Extension Educator, Community Development – Purdue University   When it comes to business success, focusing on survival often trumps focusing on mission and vision. However, research reminds us that organizational culture—driven by mission and vision—is ultimately a key indicator of success (Adel et al, 2007). A commonly accepted definition of organizational …