Harnessing the Energy of Our Diverse Community

Posted by on March 14, 2011

North Penn united Way

Join Us for a Powerful Workshop Series—
Harnessing the Energy of Our Diverse Community
Enhance Your Intercultural Proficiency to:

* Tap into New Markets & New Clients
* Attract and Retain High Caliber Employees
* Create a More Inclusive Community
* Respectfully Relate to Diverse Customers, Employees & Neighbors
* Prepare Our Children to Thrive in a Changing World

Who Should Attend:

* Business and Nonprofit Leaders
* Municipal Officials and Legislators
* Faith Group and Civic Association Leaders
* Law Enforcement
* Educators & Youth-Serving Organization Leaders
* Anyone Who Wants to Foster Inclusion in Our Community

Thursday, April 28
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PineCrest Country Club
101 Country Club Drive
Lansdale, PA 19446
Light Breakfast & Lunch Included

With Thanks to Our Session 1 Sponsor

Abington Health Lansdale Hospital

Why You Will Want to Attend: We will look at the dynamics of our diverse community to position ourselves to provide support, services, and opportunities to all individuals. We will come to the understanding that Cultural Proficiency training is not a one-time lesson but a journey over time. After these sessions, we expect each participant to have the ability to perform a critical analysis of how they (as individuals) and their organization approach inclusion, and know how they can make changes as a result of increased cultural proficiency.

Our Guide: Our facilitator, Dr. Barbara Moore Williams, is CEO of BMW & Associates, an education and diversity consultant company. Dr. Williams has more than 25 years in the field of diversity training and has been working with the North Penn School District for the past three years.

Training Goals:
#1—Learn the cultural proficiency tools to enhance skills in interacting with a diverse clientele and inspect the organization to identify socio-cultural inclusion improvements
The Tools… A continuum that describes both healthy and unproductive policies, practices, and behaviors Guiding principles of culture to be used to understand our own and other cultures’ actions, beliefs, and behaviors Barriers to culturally proficient behaviors including resistance to change and the role that unearned privilege plays in diverse groups Expectations and dynamics of culturally proficient organizations
#2—Discuss and explore the relationship of personal transformation and effective leadership
#3—Examine the concept of privilege and its impact on daily interactions and organizational policies and practices
#4—Identify effective strategies for systemic changes
#5—Plan for next steps with organizational teams


Upcoming Sessions
June 24 & 25, 2011—
June 24, 3:30 to 8 p.m.
June 25, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Generations of Indian Valley
259 N. Second St., Souderton

September 22, 2011—
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PineCrest Country Club

February 17 & 18, 2012—
Feb. 17, 3:30 to 8 p.m.
Feb. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Generations of Indian Valley
May 24, 2012—
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PineCrest Country Club

September 21 & 22, 2012—
Sept. 21, 3:30 to 8 p.m.
Sept. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Generations of Indian Valley

Cyndi Koenig 215.855.3002
c.koenig@npuw.org or
Amita Rakhecha 215.855.3002

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