A group of very diverse individuals met for three Saturdays to explore how to apply the Culture Bump protocol to healing circles.  They included people with diverse spiritual paths – Christian, Muslim, Buddhist as well as those with no formal religious belief.  Furthermore, they came from diverse backgrounds – the USA, Pakistan, Palestine, Vietnam, and […]

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        The Culture Bump Approach has been used by individuals for 40 years to deal with interpersonal differences.  However, it is also very helpful to HR departments to evaluate cross-cultural training programs.  Generally, HR has only anecdotal information to determine if an employee's experience is valuable to the organization. The Culture Bump [...]
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I  learned that the culture bump process isn’t about changing anybody’s mind – including mine– its about broadening my own and hearing somebody else. This process makes me look at the way I think and the way I believe which is helpful. I feel better. This is a statement from an individual who analyzed his furious disagreement […]

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I had a number of “ah ha” moments.  I clarified my own ideas and moved beyond my emotional reaction to the tweet.  In the process, I became aware of things about my family member’s values that had been completely unknown to me. This is a statement from an individual who analyzed her outraged disagreement with President Trump’s […]

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       The CNPC 2015-2016 Cohort from the Asian AmericanStudies Center Global Leadership Program at the University of Houston has successfully completed their language and culture component with flying colors.  They completed the Toolkit for Culture and Communication which includes modules on perceptions, culture bumps, communication styles, cultural value systems, human commonalities, cultural adjustment […]

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Q 1.             Do you think tip is necessary? Why? It is Necessary. Tipping is not quite obligatory in USA. However, because the waiters or busboys are often paid fairly low wages,e.g.$2.5 per hour, it is the customary practice. [Service charge is always voluntary, even when it’s added to your bill. But if you deduct gratuity […]

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