Community of Respect

Program Overview
The Community of Respect (COR) program is a nationally recognized diversity program designed to prepare people with greater cultural awareness and competence. COR is not limited to American versus international interactions; it deals with understanding intra-American cultural differences as well. We offer two types of training:
Cultural Awareness Seminar
Seminars are designed to help organizations become aware of cultural differences and know how to handle them with positive outcomes. These seminars are available each semester as an elective for the Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate Program offered by Texas A&M Employee & Organization Development or upon request by groups. Space is limited to 30 participants per session. For more information about Seminars contact Suzanne Droleskey at or by phone at 979-862-6700.
Next Seminar Offering:  Contact Suzanne Droleskey at to set up a private seminar for your group.  Seminar registration is made active at the appropriate time.

Train-the-Trainer Workshop
Learn how to teach diversity and cross-cultural communication to your particular audience. Train-the-trainer workshops are highly interactive and designed to help intercultural practitioners such as managers, consultants, and staff developers who are responsible for presenting diversity training in their workplaces. Each training participant receives a trainer's manual, two textbooks, a participant manual, bibliographies, and the right to use and print participant materials. These resource materials will help you create a diversity program that fits your audience's needs. Continuing Education Units are available upon request with an additional payment. Workshops are offered several times per year. Space is limited to 15 participants per workshop.  To gain a fuller understanding of the workshop curriculum contact Suzanne Droleskey at 979-862-6700 or by email at

Some of those who have attended these trainings are: Corporate Diversity Trainers, Human Resource Managers, Consultants and Cultural Coaches, Customer Service Managers, Health Care Providers and Development Trainers, Educators and Advisors, Police and Fire Department personnel.

Informational Flier
Next Workshop Offering:
Workshop registration is made active at the appropriate time.

Why should you consider a Seminar or Workshop?
  • To increase your cultural competence: Learn how culture influences behavior, how to identify communication differences, relationship building, and much more.
  • To gain tools & strategies: For use in cross-cultural communication and handling potential cultural misunderstandings.
  • It's Interactive: Engage in cultural awareness activities that are enlightening and stimulating.
  • Convenience: Receive on-site training seminars or workshops at your workplace. Prices depend on duration and number of attendees.
This program was recognized by the National League of Cities as a finalist in the 2006 Awards for Municipal Excellence that acknowledges programs that have significantly contributed to the quality of life in their city.

Resources for Trainers