Intercultural Competence: Use these sample phrases to craft meaningful performance evaluations, drive change and motivate your workforce.

Intercultural Competence is the knowledge and skills to successfully interact with people from other ethnic, religious, cultural, national and geographic groups.

Intercultural Competence: Exceeds Expectations Phrases

  • Demonstrates sophisticated relational abilities and is known for being political savvy
  • Leads in promoting professional development courses and forums that enhance intercultural competency
  • Values the differences that exist between individuals and groups and is fully aware of interaction between cultures
  • Possesses exceptional knowledge about different cultures and respects cultural values and beliefs of other people
  • Excels at adapting to diverse cultural groups at all times
  • Develops and enforces policies that drive change to eliminate any stereotypes that a cultural group faces
  • Demonstrates exceptional and genuine respect to people from diverse cultural groups
  • Fully understands people with diverse cultural backgrounds and provides a cohesive environment for everyone
  • Demonstrates exceptional behavioral skills when interacting with people from different cultures
  • Organizes group meetings and events that include people from different cultures and creates a welcoming atmosphere for everyone

Intercultural Competence: Meets Expectations Phrases

  • Takes part in changing practices and policies to enhance respectful engagement and inclusion of people with different cultural backgrounds
  • Makes efforts to redesign programs to ensure they better fit with different cultural practices and beliefs
  • Encourages respectful engagement between individuals and groups with diverse cultures
  • Discourages intolerance between individuals and groups with different cultural practices and beliefs
  • Encourages individuals and groups with different cultural background to work with each other
  • Increases links to networks of individuals and groups from different cultural backgrounds
  • Shows willingness to appreciate and learn more about people with different cultural beliefs
  • Encourages others to appreciate and experience different ways of doing and seeing things
  • Attends and promotes group meetings and events that include people from different cultures
  • Shows willingness to participate in professional development courses and forums that enhance intercultural competency

Intercultural Competence: Needs Improvement Phrases

  • Does little to create a welcoming atmosphere for individuals and groups with different cultural backgrounds
  • Rarely participates in celebrations and events that feature people with different cultures
  • Shows unwillingness to understand individuals and groups with different cultural practices and beliefs
  • Constantly disrespectful to people with diverse cultural backgrounds and often alienates them
  • Does little to develop programs and policies that are acceptable to people with different cultural practices and beliefs
  • Demonstrates poor relational abilities and is never recognized as being political savvy
  • Shows unwillingness to take part in professional development courses and forums that enhance intercultural competency
  • Possesses little knowledge about different cultures and hardly respects cultural values and beliefs of other people
  • Hardly understands people with diverse cultural backgrounds and does not bother to provide a cohesive environment for everyone
  • Does little to discourage intolerance between individuals and groups with different cultural practices and beliefs

Intercultural Competence: Self Evaluation Questions

  • What are you doing to encourage tolerance among individuals and groups with different cultural practices?
  • Are you actively involved in celebrations and events that feature people with different cultures?
  • Can you think of a time where you disrespected someone from a different culture? How did you correct the mistake?
  • What are you doing to increase links to networks of individuals and groups from different cultural backgrounds?
  • What efforts are you making to enhance your understanding of individuals and groups with different cultural practices and beliefs?
  • How often do you encourage others to appreciate and experience different ways of doing and seeing things?
  • What are you doing to encourage individuals and groups with a different cultural background to work with each other?
  • Are you actively involved in professional development courses and forums that enhance intercultural competency?
  • How often do you encourage others to show respect to people with diverse cultural backgrounds?
  • What efforts are you making to enhance your knowledge about different cultures?

Written by on