Effective Practice Series

CORE’s Effective Practice Series aims to support the development of more effective Cultural Orientation delivery. Documents draw on teaching and implementation practices which have shown positive results and success in achieving Cultural Orientation Objectives and Indicators. CORE provides this information through the documentation of promising practices with  step-by-step guidance for implementing the identified practice and how to guides. All effective practice documentation draws on experiences from providers. Click on the image to download a high-resolution copy suitable for printing. As with all CORE resources, these are free to download and use.

Promising Practice: Using Volunteers For Cultural Orientation 

This document examines tips for using volunteers as a part of Cultural Orientation delivery such that it benefits refugees, the staff working with refugees, and the larger community. Volunteers can have different roles in the implementation of CO, including serving as interpreters, working as trainers, assisting with childcare, providing transportation, or contributing to curriculum design.

Additional learning opportunities on this topic are in development for 2019.

How to Integrate Digital Technology in Cultural Orientation

This document examines tips for integrating digital technology as a part of Cultural Orientation delivery such that it enhances learning, improves understanding of the resettlement experience, and promotes self-sufficiency.

How to Create Interactive One-on-One Cultural Orientation Sessions

This document considers what happens when group Cultural Orientation sessions are not possible and provides tips to create one-on-one sessions that are interactive, engaging, and encourage community integration and overall self-sufficiency.

Learn more by completing the new Delivering Interactive One-on-One Cultural Orientation lesson through the Online Certification Course.

Promising Practice:  Delivering Gender-Segregated Cultural Orientation Sessions

This document examines the practice of conducting gender-segregated Cultural Orientation sessions. These types of sessions allow providers to address common barriers that prevent women from attending or participating in Cultural Orientation, while also enhancing learning through content customization and the creation of a positive learning environment.

A recorded webinar discussing this promising practice is available on CORE’s webinar series page.

Promising Practice:  Including Guests From the Community

This document focuses on how inviting guests from the community can make Cultural Orientation more relevant to your learners, and also increase their engagement. Guests from the community can also help reinforce key messages and may be used to address specific population needs.

A recorded webinar discussing this promising practice is available on CORE’s webinar series page.