Understanding the Dimensions of Diversity

The diverse world in which we live is a composite of many cultures, values and ways of interacting with one another. The dimensions of diversity include gender, religious beliefs, race, martial status, ethnicity, parental status, age, education, physical and mental ability, income, sexual orientation, occupation, language, geographic location, and many more components. Understanding the dimensions of diversity and world cultures in Extension audiences will help ensure the development of instructional competencies that will connect with groups and individuals interacted with.

These resources will help Extension professionals explore the dimensions of diversity and cultural competencies needed to be successful in today’s world.

Generations in the Workplace

Understanding Other Cultures

About This Tool Kit:
The Toolkit for Cross-Cultural Collaboration was created as a result of a study of collaboration styles of African American, Asian American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Anglo American communities. While some similarities in styles were found across communities, a great chasm separated each minority community from the European American Communities.

Multicultural Toolkit