Cross Cultural Conversations - A series of Dialogues for More Equitable Communities (Session 1 & 2)

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020
  • 2 sessions
  • Thursday, August 13, 2020, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, August 13, 2020, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Jackson, MI (TBD)
  • 36


  • Attendee must have attended Session One prior to attending Session Two


Description— Sessions Part One & Part Two

The Cross-Cultural Conversations Council invites community members to attend this important training to learn about, uncover, and address systemic racism, biases and barriers for our 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

Session Agenda Part One-

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part I: Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias"

·         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

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

Session Agenda Part Two-

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part II: Steps to Overcoming Barriers"

·         Where do you stand on the continuum of awareness?
·         Addressing micro-aggression's
·         Recognizing unconscious bias

·         Using tools to enhance communication and understanding

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-

  • Due to the group-work required at these sessions each workshop requires a minimum of 12 participants.
  • Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early as these sessions will start on-time. 
  • Any balance due must be paid prior to the start of the session in order to attend.
  • You must attend Session One prior to attending Session Two as session one shapes session two.  

  **Costs - $20 for the full-day

$10 per session


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


~ Cross-Cultural Conversations Cancellation and Refund Policy ~

CCC is committed to delivering high quality, professional development opportunities. This refund and cancellation policy accommodates the minimum time required to prepare for workshops and training's -including the cost of materials, content development, food and refreshments if applicable, and room accommodations.

As a nonprofit, we keep the fees for programs as low as possible. Absorbing the cost of late cancellations would ultimately increase the price of Cross-Cultural Conversations programs.

Credit Policy

A registrant who provides notice more than 48 hours before the start of the session will automatically receive a check refund or credit to be used exclusively for a CCC workshop.  No cash refunds will be given.  

No credits will be issued with less than a 48 hour notice. 

Right to Cancel

CCC reserves the right to cancel any workshop. If a cancellation occurs, registrants will receive a full refund or a credit towards another CCC workshop.

If you need assistance with a cancellation or a change in your registration, or if you are interested in bringing this important work to your organization,  please email or call our office at 517-796-4750.

Facilitated By— 

Julie Bloomfield

Julie has been a Health Educator/Coach with the Prevention & Community Health department at Henry Ford Allegiance Health since June 2014.  Julie received her Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College.  Julie has 29 years of experience in the education field, including 18 years providing counseling services.  She taught a Stress Management course at Jackson College for twelve years and has a passion for wellness and is active within the Cross-Cultural Conversations council.

Edwin Payne (Info coming soon)

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