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Workshops at Center For Human Diversity

All of the following courses are designed to be presented in expanded formats, but, where indicated (*) CEO Valda Boyd Ford has modified and presented for keynote presentations only, if provided a minimum of one-hour for platform delivery. Any of these courses may be presented in modules of 4-hour, 8-hour or two- to three-day sessions.

Cultural Competency 101: Starting Points and Definitions

Learn the basics of cultural competency and its importance to your organization. participants examine the differences in bigotry and racism, ethnicity and race, power and privilege and a host of topics to start the journey towards cultural competency. Structured activities enable participants to appreciate the value of cultural competence in the workplace and everyday society.

Cultural Competence 102: Tips for Trainers

This course is a must for anyone desiring to hone their facilitation skills in cultural competency and related areas. Participants explore a diversity of strategies and tools to enhance their skills as facilitators. Topics include, but are not limited to: Games Trainers Play; Reading Your Audience; Mirror Talk; Storytelling as a Strategy; and Body Language.

Cultural Competence 103: Challenges for Leaders in Organizations*

This course emphasizes the integration and application of concepts related to ethics and culture within an organization, and development of effective skills to conduct daily business in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. This course examines cultural competence from a larger systems perspective and assists leaders within the organization as they learn to manage diversity at the organizational level.

Cultural Competency 101 Training Package for Law Enforcement Personnel

Poor relations between community members and law enforcement officers can lead to feelings of distrust, anger and fear. Today it is easy for citizens to think law enforcement agencies have unfair policies and for peace officers to feel unfairly blamed for social problems and underappreciated for the work they accomplish. There are four key aspects to this dilemma:

  • Race, culture and class background
  • Rapidly changing demographics
  • Community history and politics
  • The Culture of law enforcement work itself

The CHD Three-Part Cultural Competency 101 Training Package includes the basics of cultural competency. Participants examine the differences in bigotry and racism, ethnicity and race, power and privilege and more. Provides a treasury of additional information designed to enrich each training session. Provides a large selection of tools for trainers to use to really excite and encourage audience participation throughout the training course.