Cross Cultural Conversations - A Series of Dialogues for More Equitable Communities

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom
  • 16

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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. *These sessions are not recorded and shared.

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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— 


Marie Bonkowski
Facilitator

Marie Bonkowski is recently retired from her position as the Director of Student Affairs at Baker College of Jackson. She was a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council of the Baker College System and the majority of her 20 plus years at Baker was in the position of Dean of Health Sciences.

Prior to moving to Onsted, Michigan, Marie was a respiratory therapist and worked at Sinai Hospital in Detroit.  Through her experiences at the college, in the health care setting and in the community, Marie has discovered much about the disparities that exist in the education, health and social systems in our community and nation.  Read more HERE


Martha York
Facilitator

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. 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

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