The WaiK®- Concept

The Waik® - concept supports the development, evaluation and assessment of people in their intercultural relevant and diversity-sensitive competences in the context of migration.

In the WaiK® - concept an understanding of competence development was generated, that takes into considerations current cross-culturally-relevant and migration-specific challenges and creates conditions to optimize people´s capacity to act. Intercultural and diversity-sensitive competence is understood in the WaiK® concept as overall-competence and applies to all categories of competence. The capacity to act in this context is determined by professional and subject-specific requirements and priorities.
Using reasonable background information and within a short time, the Waik®- concept can help to achieve good and constructive results and practical solutions. The Waik® concept is based on an inductive-heuristic approach, and acts on the assumptions of single positions (of individuals or institutions)

  • provides descriptive observation- and differentiated analysis competences and solution-oriented intervention and interaction skills,
  • aims to provide recognition based consensus on values as the basis of coexistence with diversity and difference,
  • considers problems / conflicts in the context of diversity and diversity as an opportunity,
  • supports mobility in different cultural areas and balances between different socio-cultural relevant orientation poles,
  • has the aim of promoting equal opportunities in the context of diversity and diversity and ensuring sustainable,
  • looks for ways to work constructively harnessing the diverse potential in an intercultural context.

Concerning the development of intercultural competences the WaiK® - concept differs in particular two areas:

  • Intercultural management competence of institutions
  • Intercultural competence of individuals in the operational work process

Intercultural management competences can be recognized, when responsibles for example in social economy institutions will be able to recognize intercultural relevant changes to manage them productively and start  relevant processes in their division for intercultural relevant diversity (ethnic diversity, multilingualism, diversity of cultural orientation concepts, religious pluralism, migration experience, etc.).
Intercultural competence in operational work process makes it possible manage productively  cross-cultural interactions particularly in a professional context. This requires cross-cultural communication, cooperation and conflict management skills.

WaiK®-Research

Since 1996 continuously we collect work and everyday experiences from  the different professional fields (eg. as schools, authorities, administrations, institutions for children and young people, trades and firms ...). In the meantime more than 10,000 case studies. They are ranked by professional fields, by year and by problem clusters. These case studies form the base of our WAIK training concepts. We will gladly provide you these case studies for your diploma, doctoral, or research work).

References

More about our customers and experiences you will find on our german Pro-Dialog-Koeln site.

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