Cultural Competence: Starts with you
As demographics change, district boundaries shift and immigrant children challenge to old ways of operations it becomes clear that education and authentic relationship provide us with the best opportunities to serve our growingly diverse communities.
Examine your beliefs, explore other cultures, and learn how to best support diverse community partners in their mission to assist young people. While exploring other's cultures we must be clear about who and what we are. Before you can best serve others, you must first understand yourself. In this dynamic and innovative workshop, Diversity Trainer Andre Koen offers a new approach to cultural competence that relies on careful dissection and analysis of self and others. This framework eschews guilt and blame in favor of a collaborative vision based on cross-cultural understanding.
“Before I can pour into someone else, I have to have something to pour.” – Andre Koen
Do your employees need some help?
Women in the workplace, cultural differences, racism, hetero-sexism and new immigrants can be difficult issues for staff to deal with and understand. When we have not grow up with or even had to think about these issues we often make mistakes when we experience diversity in the workplace.
We can only improve.
There is nowhere but up from here. When are we ready to change? When we are no longer able to achieve our goals. When working with difficult or challenging individuals we help them transform their old behaviors, mindsets and attitudes by facilitating their discovery of new and enriching goals.
Often as we are learning about diversity issues there may be employees that need more attention and individualized lessons. We offer one on one training and coaching. Our work allows individuals the chance to assess their personal values, organizational values and create action plans for personal and professional growth. These sessions are about 3 hours, via Skype, Online Learning and Online assessments.
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How do I find my blind spots, I look for them. It is not our fault what we learned or did not learn about others growing up. Our parents given the tools they had available to them did the best they could with what they had. They were able to share their version and perspectives of the world that often had bias and jaded paradigms. When we get older it becomes our responsibility to search for the truth and expand on everything given to us. These sessions are designed to create more cultural competence on a number of issues.
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3 Hours Sensitivity Training/Coaching
How do I find my blind spots? I look for them. It is not our fault what we learned or did not learn about others growing up. Our parents given the tools they had available to them did the best they could with what they had. They were able to share their version and perspectives of the world that often had bias and jaded paradigms.
This session will include:
Course Link: Sensitivity Training 102
As we get older, it becomes our responsibility to search for the truth and expand on everything given to us. These sessions are designed to create more cultural competence on a number of issues.
When the student is ready...
_There are only 3 reasons to call on us:
Back Breaking work.
We have to break the back of Racism, Sexism and Oppression. The only way we can do this is with Love and Understanding. Blame, Fault and Guilt never move people in a positive direction as a matter fact it actually creates faster, stronger and more effective haters of equity and justice.
Andre guides these conversations with humility, honesty and humor. Our purpose is to reconnect people to the Dignity and Honor in Being Human.
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_To serve you and your organization best, please complete the form. This will allow us to plan and create a program that meets your needs and leads your staff towards your organization’s diversity and cross-cultural competency goals. online sensitivity training sensitivity training classes sensitivity training activities sensitivity training video cultural sensitivity training.
_We Love Bigots, Racist, and Homophobic People
We know that people are not born hating others. We have been taught to hate. This provides us with an opportunity to re-educate those that have been miseducated. People truly can learn, change and grow. This process takes time, energy, and humbleness to see their point of view to help them create new and better behaviors.
_ Our approach is simple: We help Government and Educational organizations manage and train staff, employees, and clients on diversity issues without blame, fault or guilt.
We understand that people are doing the best they can with what they have. Yet we encourage them to examine themselves, explore other cultures, and become allies for others.
We work to move people's behaviors not by pushing them or making them feel guilty. We dissect, analyze, and making meaning of the issues that challenge us in a fair, balanced way that people can hear and understand. We motivate individuals to create something collaboratively.