Throughout our history, LUK has been committed to hiring and serving a broad spectrum of humanity, inclusive of diversity of thinking, diverse races, ethnicities, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identity/expressions, abilities, military status, religion/spirituality, national origins, socioeconomic backgrounds, and more.
In 2012, LUK adopted the following definitions:
- Competence: The capacity of individuals and organizations to function effectively.
- Culture: Integrated pattern of human behavior that include thoughts, communications, actions, customs, beliefs, values, and institutions of any social group.
- Cultural Competency: Utilizing a set of values, behaviors, attitudes and practice enables individuals and organizations to engage in effective cross cultural work. Individuals and organizations show a commitment and an engagement to a dynamic developmental process. It incorporates honor, humility, and respect in a shared learning process to demonstrate an awareness and integration of culture into practice.
As we move forward on our journey toward cultural competence, LUK has embraced the concepts of cultural humility and cultural responsiveness. We understand that we may not be fully “fluent” in another culture, but we can always celebrate the features that make each of us unique and make a commitment to learning about and respecting our differences.