Towards Leadership Success in a Global Nursing Organization: Developing Intercultural Communication Competence

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/620431
Title:
Towards Leadership Success in a Global Nursing Organization: Developing Intercultural Communication Competence
Other Titles:
Developing Cultural Competencies
Author(s):
Welk, Dorette Sugg
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Theta Zeta
Author Details:
Dorette Sugg Welk, RN, dorettewelk@gmail.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, September 19, 2016: A positive change in a nursing organization is influenced by the development of a leadership modality that can be applied to all levels of the organization. The development of intercultural communication competence (ICC) is one such modality. Intercultural communication competence is the ability to reach reciprocity and mutuality in order to establish harmonious relationships across cultures (Dai & Chen, 2015). ICC includes the wide range of communication processes and problems that naturally appear within an organization or social context made up of individuals from different religious, social, ethnic, and educational backgrounds. It refers to communication competence in an actual interaction between individuals in different cultures and goes beyond simple awareness of those differences or personal exposure. STTI leaders at the chapter, regional, and international levels interact with members in all types of cultures which require knowledge and behaviors relative to cultural sensitivity, cultural empathy, and cultural competence and an awareness of power distance in relationships. ICC also refers to development of competence in four dimensions: affective, cognitive, behavioral, and moral (Dai & Chen). Understanding these facets of culture and developing strategies to achieve a mutually acceptable newly-developed “third-culture” between the respective parties may facilitate a meaningful relationship beneficial to achieving common goals at all levels of a global nursing organization. The purpose of this presentation is twofold: (1) to apply ICC concepts, dimensions, and strategies derived from world-wide authors and researchers (Waugh, 2013; Liu, 2014; Zhang, 2015; Henderson, Barker, & Mak, 2016) towards the development of intercultural communication competence and interaction with STTI members at all leadership levels; and (2) to apprise participants about use of STTI resources which may facilitate intercultural communication competence development. Lauring (2011) notes that ICC has value at each of the “local organization levels of the workplace,” e.g., in this case as chapter leaders in creating a harmonious Board, in working with their chapter members of academe, practice, and retirement-statuses and of different generations; regional committee leaders in facilitating the work of chapter leaders in their own unique chapter cultures and local practices; and leaders who work more directly with individuals in significantly different geographical locations, as through International Committee or Community work, where cultural differences may be more apparent as expressed or not overtly expressed. STTI resources related to culture include the Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing (GAPFON) being held in various world settings, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Society’s Special Status initiatives and programs with the UN, Circles such as the Global Member Forum, and using the main STTI website regularly to search for and use a variety of materials encompassing culture. Participants will also be encouraged to share their examples of application of the ICC concepts to their participation experiences in various STTI leadership roles.
Keywords:
intercultural communication; competence; STTI culture resources
Repository Posting Date:
16-Sep-2016
Date of Publication:
16-Sep-2016
Other Identifiers:
LEAD16I03
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
Leadership Connection 2016
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Connection 2016 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleTowards Leadership Success in a Global Nursing Organization: Developing Intercultural Communication Competenceen
dc.title.alternativeDeveloping Cultural Competenciesen
dc.contributor.authorWelk, Dorette Suggen
dc.contributor.departmentTheta Zetaen
dc.author.detailsDorette Sugg Welk, RN, dorettewelk@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/620431-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, September 19, 2016: A positive change in a nursing organization is influenced by the development of a leadership modality that can be applied to all levels of the organization. The development of intercultural communication competence (ICC) is one such modality. Intercultural communication competence is the ability to reach reciprocity and mutuality in order to establish harmonious relationships across cultures (Dai & Chen, 2015). ICC includes the wide range of communication processes and problems that naturally appear within an organization or social context made up of individuals from different religious, social, ethnic, and educational backgrounds. It refers to communication competence in an actual interaction between individuals in different cultures and goes beyond simple awareness of those differences or personal exposure. STTI leaders at the chapter, regional, and international levels interact with members in all types of cultures which require knowledge and behaviors relative to cultural sensitivity, cultural empathy, and cultural competence and an awareness of power distance in relationships. ICC also refers to development of competence in four dimensions: affective, cognitive, behavioral, and moral (Dai & Chen). Understanding these facets of culture and developing strategies to achieve a mutually acceptable newly-developed “third-culture” between the respective parties may facilitate a meaningful relationship beneficial to achieving common goals at all levels of a global nursing organization. The purpose of this presentation is twofold: (1) to apply ICC concepts, dimensions, and strategies derived from world-wide authors and researchers (Waugh, 2013; Liu, 2014; Zhang, 2015; Henderson, Barker, & Mak, 2016) towards the development of intercultural communication competence and interaction with STTI members at all leadership levels; and (2) to apprise participants about use of STTI resources which may facilitate intercultural communication competence development. Lauring (2011) notes that ICC has value at each of the “local organization levels of the workplace,” e.g., in this case as chapter leaders in creating a harmonious Board, in working with their chapter members of academe, practice, and retirement-statuses and of different generations; regional committee leaders in facilitating the work of chapter leaders in their own unique chapter cultures and local practices; and leaders who work more directly with individuals in significantly different geographical locations, as through International Committee or Community work, where cultural differences may be more apparent as expressed or not overtly expressed. STTI resources related to culture include the Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing (GAPFON) being held in various world settings, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Society’s Special Status initiatives and programs with the UN, Circles such as the Global Member Forum, and using the main STTI website regularly to search for and use a variety of materials encompassing culture. Participants will also be encouraged to share their examples of application of the ICC concepts to their participation experiences in various STTI leadership roles.en
dc.subjectintercultural communicationen
dc.subjectcompetenceen
dc.subjectSTTI culture resourcesen
dc.date.available2016-09-16T14:26:06Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-16-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-16T14:26:06Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.nameLeadership Connection 2016en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionLeadership Connection 2016 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.en
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