Culture is a politically loaded word, and with good reason. Discussions of cultural appropriation and culturally appropriate practice encourage us to question our use of knowledge, power and action.
"Cultural awareness training" has been part of many of the courses I have delivered over the years. People often express feeling unqualified, ambivalent or even insensitive in relation to culture. The question is usually, "how do we distinguish culture and how do we apply our understanding of culture to our interactions, such as in an interview or meeting?"