Strengthening Nonprofit Governance & Management
517-796-4750   
 2800 Springport Road, Jackson, Michigan 49202


Cross-Cultural Conversations

A Series of Dialogues for More Equitable Communities


Why would this be of value to an organization?

  • Research has shown that the more diverse an organization is, the more productive it will be.
  • Having a better understanding of ourselves, our colleagues, and our clientele will lead to more cohesion and greater effectiveness in our interactions. With improved communication and understanding, staff will be better equipped to adjust expectations and connect in a more productive manner with others.
  • This workshop can help diffuse or lessen workplace or service delivery tension along with developing increased staff buy-in and investment into the mission and goals of the organization.
  • The workshop content involves self-assessment, experiential learning, and interactive activities that promote engagement of attendees through a specifically designed facilitation process.
  • Participants will gain increased understanding of their personal background and where they are at on a continuum of cultural mindsets. They will gain perspective on the implications of their own experience on how they think and react, as well as learn ways to better see and understand the diverse humanity in how others around them are thinking and reacting. 
  • Organizations will gain a new and improved method for working with enhanced communication and understanding. Participants will be encouraged to move out of former “comfort zones” in order to find ways to be more inclusive and to address blind spots and barriers to effective communication that can arise from cultural misunderstandings. Organizations will recognize the value in developing and practicing a more open and inclusive mindset.

"Organizations discover the value of practicing a more open and inclusive mindset into day-to-day operations."


This series of workshops brought to you by: Health Improvement Organization - http://www.myhio.org/



Interested in having your organization trained in Cross-Cultural Conversations? Please email: 

WHY BRING THIS TO YOUR WORKPLACE?

  • Improve Productivity and Effectiveness
  • Improve Communication and Public Relations Within Staff and the Clientele You Serve
  • Improve Cohesion in the Workplace
  • Improve Job Satisfaction, Staff and Customer Buy-In, and Loyalty

Optional Curriculum's:

A: Six 1-Hour Sessions

B: Two 3-Hour Sessions

C: One-Day Staff Retreat

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Location TBD (Jackson)
    • 30
    Register


    Description

    The Health Improvement Organization invites community members to attend this training for community members. Through self-assessment and facilitated activities, participants gain increased understanding of their personal background and perspective on the implications of how their experience affects how they think and react to others from different backgrounds.

    Organizations discover the value of practicing a more open and inclusive mindset into day-to-day operations

    Topics Covered-

    • Define cultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence
    • Identify issues of equality vs. equity
    • Recognize the influence of “isms” in our communication
    • Recognize privilege and bias
    • Identify ways to bridge barriers
    • Where do you stand on the continuum of awareness?
    • Addressing micro-aggression's
    • Recognizing unconscious bias
    • Using tools to enhance communication and understanding

    Session Agenda-

    9:00a - 12:00p

    ""Understanding Adverse Childhood Experience - Building Self-Healing Communities""

    [12:00p - 1:00p Break for lunch on your own]

    1:00p - 4:00p

    ""Resilience - The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope""

    Designed To—

    • Improve Productivity and Effectiveness
    • Improve Communication and Public Relations Within Staff and the Clientele You Serve
    • Improve Cohesion in the Workplace
    • Improve Job Satisfaction, Staff and Customer Buy-In, and Loyalty

    Having a better understanding of ourselves, our colleagues, and our clientele will lead to more cohesion and greater effectiveness in our interactions. With improved communication and understanding, staff will be better equipped to adjust expectations and connect in a more productive manner with others.


    Additional information-

    All workshops will take place at "Some Place Jackson, MI  49202.

    ""Parking is available at 300 and 310 Wahwahtaysee way, however it is limited, carpooling is suggested.   A parking diagram will be sent with your reminder.  (If you park on the street, park ONLY on the property of Miller Foundation.""

    Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early as these sessions will start on-time. 

    ""Cancellations must be made 1 week preferably and no later than 4 days prior to the meeting if you are unable to attend.  Since these workshops are free, please be advised that  “No-Shows” may affect the ability of organizations to participate in future events.""

    If you need assistance with a cancellation or a change in your registration please email Tracey@NonprofNetwork.org or call our office at 517-796-4750 If you would like to bring this important work directly to your organization, contact Laurie Gustafson to schedule a workshop; 517-205-7507

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    Thank you to the generous sponsors who have made this workshop available: 


    Additional Sponsor: 


    Facilitator By

    Katena Cain, PhD., Nonprofit Management Consultant

    Learn more about Katena

    Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she is skilled in cognitive coaching, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer and is a co-creator of a statewide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity toolkit. Additionally, Katena specializes in leadership and team development, board governance, strategic planning and communication. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams and organizations can transform and shift old ways of doing things.

    At Nonprofit Network, Katena’s ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services. Her training, coaching and consulting services have been experienced with rave reviews by leaders in Michigan’s nonprofit sector.



    Learn more about Regina

    Regina Pinney, Executive Director

    Regina has been the Executive Director of the Nonprofit Network since June 2009. With twenty-five years working in the nonprofit sector, she has a full range of experience in fundraising, marketing, governance, management and grant writing. She has led Nonprofit Network from being a county-specific nonprofit management support organization to an international resource specializing in capacity building, professional development and governance and organizational management.

    Previously, she was owner and principal consultant for Funkhouser Consulting, which specialized in providing support, guidance and consulting services to nonprofit organizations.  Prior to owning her own company, Regina was the Development Director for the Kitsap Humane Society in Silverdale, Washington, the Community Development Director for the Child and Parent Resources in Tacoma, Washington and the Special Events Coordinator for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Toledo, Ohio. Regina is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio.

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