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 -
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
"Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part I: Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias"
“Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part II: Steps to Overcoming Barriers"
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.
Cost/s: Thank you to the generous sponsors who have made this workshop available at no-cost:
No event is free. There are always a great deal of resources, time, money and energy invested. "No shows" may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.
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.
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.
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 Tracey@NonprofNetwork.org or call our office at 517-796-4750.
Shalanda is widely known for her exceptional ability to establish trust when interacting with diverse populations. She is deeply committed to and passionate about being a catalyst for positive change. Her efforts focus on empowering others to challenge their personal biases and understanding about diversity, equity and inclusion through authentic engagement.
Shalanda serves as the Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative Coordinator (MYOI), with the Department of Health and Human Services, in Jackson County. She has been employed with the State of Michigan since 2011. Shalanda also maintains employment as a Youth Specialist, at the Jackson County Youth Center since 2003. In her current roles, she works closely with teens, providing independent living skills and mentor-ship. Read more HERE
Julie believes it is every person’s right to live in our society without bias, discrimination, harassment and assault. Yet, far too many people do not feel safe, even in their own homes due to the systemic and institutional racism and discrimination they experience. As a licensed professional counselor, with over 30 years also as an educator, Julie feels called to promote dialogue, understanding and fellowship to help break down these barriers and improve each person’s quality of life. Read more HERE
Marie Bonkowski is recently retired from her position as the Director of Student Affairs at Baker College of Jackson. She was a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council of the Baker College System and the majority of her 20 plus years at Baker was in the position of Dean of Health Sciences. Read more HERE
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