What are Essential 21st Century Skills?

In the global city of Atlanta, we know first-hand that cross-cultural agility and media literacy are the heartbeat of today’s marketplace.

According to Deloitte's 2016 Human Capital Trends report, "sweeping global forces are reshaping the workplace,” changing the role of management into one “focused on understanding and creating a shared culture.” Companies need team members who can think creatively, communicate across diverse teams, and read between the lines. From engineering to business, design, and media, innovation in almost every field is driven by the skills taught through cross-cultural education: adaptability, creativity, and communication.

Essential Skills are the habits of mind and abilities that allow our students to adapt to a variety of situations and careers, and to create substantive and sustainable change in the organizations they join. In our curriculum, we focus on specific cultural regions and build precision in language and communication so that our students can hone their abilities to analyze, empathize, predict, negotiate, and collaborate across boundaries and contexts. 

What can you learn through the cross-cultural humanities?

Essential Skills