Description— Sessions Part One & Part Two
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-
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part I: Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias"
· Identify ways to bridge barriers
[12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Break for lunch on your own]
Session Agenda Part Two-
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part II: Steps to Overcoming Barriers"
· 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.
**Costs - $20 for the full-day
$10 per session
Thank you to the generous sponsors who have made this workshop available:
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.
Martha York is the Community Education Coordinator for Region 2 Area Agency on Aging. As a Master Trainer for numerous Evidence-Based Programs, Martha is skilled at facilitating groups and laying out a safe platform that encourages open expression of personal ideas and experiences. She is a licensed Social Worker who has worked for over 30 years with individuals and families coping with trauma, crisis, and chronic illnesses, encouraging them to strive to live well despite challenging circumstances.
Additionally, Martha has been a keynote and motivational speaker to various organizations and college students on cancer survivorship, trauma recovery and resiliency. Martha speaks in a raw, relatable fashion with vulnerability that encourages hope, healing, and recovery. She is author of the daily devotional “Spoken to Me: Calming words from God for anxious, over-active minds”
Martha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. She is a certified Master Trainer for Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs including Diabetes, Cancer, and Chronic Pain as well as for Creating Confident Caregivers, Respecting Choices, and Matter of Balance.
Keila Kilgore, MA, LPC has been a Health Coach/Educator at Henry Ford Allegiance Health since January 2013 with the It’s Your Life program at Prevention & Community Health. She earned her teaching degree from Western Michigan University and a Masters in Community Agency Counseling with a K-12 Guidance and Counseling Endorsement from Siena Heights University. Keila is a Licensed Professional Counselor at her private practice with 30 years of experience working with individuals of all ages in behavioral health and education. She also serves as the director for the Xchange Teen Center in Hanover providing a supportive caring environment for those participating.
Keila has extensive training in trauma informed care and assessment, experience as a member of Critical Incident Stress Management teams and is an active on the Cross-Cultural Conversations Council in the Jackson Community. Keila’s passion is to learn and help others focus on understanding how life’s experiences can impact our overall health while encouraging awareness, knowledge, identification and utilization of resources to help build resilience.
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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