Cross Cultural Conversations - A series of Dialogues for More Equitable Communities (Session One ONLY)

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
  • 2 sessions
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Baker College Campus, the Welcome Center Main Bldg, 2800 Springport Rd. Jackson MI (Room 1026/1027)


  • 9am - 12
  • 1pm - 4pm


Description— Session One ONLY (AM & PM sessions offered)

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 (AM session)-

9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 PM - 4:00 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

*Session two offered on August 13th and September 22nd

Having a better understanding of ourselves, our colleagues, and our clientele will lead to more cohesion and greater effectiveness in our daily 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 - $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— 

Shalanda Hunt

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 mentorship. 

She has an extensive background working in a variety of social work specialties, such as child welfare, juvenile justice, youth development, community networking, and is an advocate for teen mothers and survivors of domestic violence. 

She is a graduate of Siena Heights University with a bachelor’s in criminal justice and is pursuing a master’s in social work. Her experience is not limited to adolescence but extends to training in Family Dynamics, ACE’s, LGBTQ, Trauma Informed Strategies, and Conflict Resolution.

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