New Dates for Upcoming Diversity Training in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Posted by on May 6, 2005


The dates for the Diversity Workshops sponsored by The Human Relations & Diversity (HRD) Training & Technical Assistance Project for the Corporation for National and Community Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico have changed. Please make of note of the new dates below:

SPACE is still available for both workshops!

Entering Diverse Communities with Cultural Competence
June 6-7, 2005
Albuquerque, NM

An essential skill that any service staff or volunteer/member needs is the ability to enter a new community and create new relationships and partnerships in culturally effective ways. When community members, service staff, and members vary in cultural memberships barriers can develop because of cultural miscommunication or misunderstanding. Whether the entries are to provide assistance to support independent living, or to engage new communities in joint problem solving, or to recruit new volunteers, or to seek answers to questions that will allow needed services to be delivered, staff and members through training and orientation can learn to be more cross-cultural knowledgeable and effective in making their entries and first impressions.

This workshop is designed to provide practitioners with resources, insights, and tools to help them and their teams become more successful at entering new communities, bridging cultural differences and building cross-cultural relationships. Participants of this workshop will join with other colleagues to consider tips, successful strategies, and resources for growing their cultural competence for entering a new cultural community. They will also explore strategies for strengthening the awareness and skills of their program staff and volunteers. Participants from each of the CNCS program streams Learn and Serve America, AmeriCorps, and Senior Corps will learn information to address their specific service focus and entry challenges. Although there is no prerequisite required for this workshop, it is recommended that participants have previously attended a diversity fundamentals workshop.

Working with Diverse Children and Youth
June 9-10, 2005
Albuquerque, NM

National service programs that serve children and youth are ripe with opportunities to positively influence a young person’s school success and development whether it be through mentoring, tutoring, youth leadership development, or other youth related service. Sometimes though, opportunities are missed when it comes to working with diverse children and youth because little attention is given to the cultural aspects of how best to work with and build relationships with diverse children and youth in culturally relevant ways. National service programs have unique opportunities to fully engage diverse children and youth while bridging cultural understanding and developing the cultural competency of staff, members, and volunteers through their service.

This HRD training is designed for program staff, members, and volunteers who would like to become more effective in their mentoring, tutoring, and other work with diverse children and youth. Participants will have an opportunity to deepen their own understanding of cultural considerations for building successful working relationships with diverse children and youth. They will also learn about effective strategies, basic tips and tools, and resources for successful cross-cultural service to diverse children and youth. Although there is no prerequisite required for this workshop, it is recommended that participants have previously attended a diversity fundamentals workshop.

There will be a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee for each workshop for materials and breaks. Participants are responsible for all travel, hotel, and meal costs.

Blanche E. Clark
Human Relations and Diversity
Training and Technical Assistance Project
CHP International
1040 North Blvd. Suite 220
Oak Park, IL 60301
[email protected],
800-635-6675 OR

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