The program is designed to support your growth in the art of supporting people effectively. You choose from a menu of courses and microtraining from three sections.
Taking Care of Self
Taking Care of Others
Taking Care of The Culture
We use a competency-based framework to define the skills, behaviors, knowledge and attitudes of people who meet the challenge of culturally diverse school environments. It is a 4-plus-1 model. Four features of the framework are ideal behaviors and traits of an individual working in a professional context.
The additional competency is unique to the personality, community context and role of the attendee. It is a skill, behavior, or attitude that would help individuals to be a part of or create a community that works effectively to achieve student well-being and success. As attendees work through the course material, they will be asked to reflect on how they would name the “plus one” competency (skill, behavior, knowledge, or attitude).
The workshop will give attendees some practical tools and techniques that will improve their ability to engage in culturally responsive communication that:
Key message – A thoughtful and respectful practice begins with an understanding of unconscious bias.
Key message – You can mitigate the impact of unconscious bias by associating positive images and words with individuals outside your comfort zone.