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

    

“The CCC Council invites community members to attend this training to learn about, uncover, and address systemic racism, biases, and barriers for our community members.“

Cross-Cultural Conversations

A Series of Dialogues for More Equitable Communities

The more diverse an organization is, the more productive it will be. 

  • Having a better understanding of our personal cultural experience as well as that of our colleagues and clientele will lead to more cohesion and greater effectiveness in our interactions
  • With improved communication and understanding about cultural differences, staff will be better equipped to connect in a more productive manner with others


Why would this be of value? 

This Workshop Is Designed To;

  • Improve Productivity and Effectiveness 
  • Improve Communication and Public Relations Within Staff and the Clientele You Serve 
  • Improve Cohesion in the Workplace 
  • Help diffuse workplace or service delivery tension inadvertently caused by culturally-charged slights, unconscious biases, or unintended offenses 
  • Improve Job Satisfaction, Staff and Customer Buy-In, and Loyalty


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


This series of workshops brought to you by the: Jackson Community Foundation            

Get to know the Facilitators

Interested in having your own organization trained in Cross-Cultural Conversations? Here is why you should bring this important awareness to your workplace;

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

"Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part I: Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias"  3 Hour Session

  • 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

Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part II: Steps to Overcoming Barriers"  3 Hour Session

  • Where do you stand on the continuum of awareness?
  • Addressing micro-aggression's
  •  Recognizing unconscious bias
  • Using tools to enhance communication and understanding     


Cross-Cultural Conversations is presented as either a Full-day Workshop or Session One & Session Two presentations to fit into your schedule. We Also Offer Optional Curriculum's to fit your needs:

A: Six 1-Hour Sessions

B: Two 3-Hour Sessions

C: One-Day Staff Retreat

*During COVID we are presenting 4-hour Online Introductory Sessions in order to keep moving forward in this important work.

Want more information on bringing Cross-Cultural Conversations to your workplace? Email; Tracey@NonprofNetwork.org 



UPCOMING EVENTS:

Offered Online or as Full-Day or Part One & Part Two Sessions

Due to the group-work required at these sessions each workshop requires a
minimum of 12 participants.

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, May 19, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 17
    Register


    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"

    ·         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

    “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-

    • You will need video and audio in order to benefit from and  participate fully with the other attendees.
    • Please be camera ready, we will ask you to share your cameras during the presentation and to join our break-out room sessions.
    • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early as these sessions will need to start on-time to get in the full content.  
    • Due to the group-work required at these sessions each workshop requires a minimum of 12 participants. Please commit to this time once registered for full benefit of this learning.

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    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.

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    ~ Cross-Cultural Conversations Cancellation and Refund For paid events 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 Tracey@NonprofNetwork.org or call our office at 517-796-4750.


    Facilitated By— 

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    Emma Leriche
    Facilitator

    Emma is part of the Administration support, Spanish interpreter and member of the Child welfare Anti-racism Team for The Department of Health and Human Services in Jackson County. Her role assisting clients allows her to relate effectively with people from different ethnic backgrounds and cultures.

    Emma’s mission inspires and supports Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through all her functions in the Department and the community.

    As an Economist, she believes that discrimination can lead to an inefficient economy. For this reason, she believes working on recognizing, appreciating and valuing individual differences will build a stronger and more efficient community. Read more HERE


    Fred Goff
    Capacity Builder

    As a capacity builder, Fred focuses on promoting communication skills that bring people together.  As a trainer certified by the Center for Nonviolent Communication
    he uses a style of communication that addresses the needs of those you come into contact with such as friends, clients, business associates, employees and board members.  These relationship skills are the key to understanding, growth and success.  In the last several years Fred has facilitated Compassionate Communication workshops through Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County for various nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools, and churches. Fred has also now joined the Cross Cultural Council and is a facilitator for Cross-Cultural Conversations. Read more HERE



    Shalanda Hunt
    Facilitator

    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


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