DiversityWorks, Inc.

New Workshops!

New Paradigms for Diversifying Faculty and Staff in Higher Education: Uncovering Cultural Biases in the Search and Hiring Process

Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Schools for Hispanic/Latino Students: New Paradigms, Strategies, and Practices for Educational Achievement and Success

Intercultural Competence in Health Care Workplace

Many Hispanic/Latino students struggle with pressures to reclaim and to reaffirm their cultural heritage at the same time that they are being required to assimilate into the dominant educational culture in U.S. schools and colleges. To assist teachers and staff who are working with Hispanic/Latino students and their families, this workshop will examine misperceptions about Hispanic cultures and demographics, analyze the relationship between Hispanic/Latino cultural identity and educational achievement and success, and generate new paradigms, strategies, and practices to implement in your classrooms, your school, and your college.

This workshop is available in either a 3.5 hour format or a one-day format (9 a.m. to Noon; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m .)

Communication Conflicts Among African American Women, White Women, and Latina Women*

Using role plays and small group discussion, this highly interactive workshop examines common conflicts in verbal/non-verbal communication styles, cognitive styles, problem-solving/decision-making styles, and work styles among African American women, white women, and Latino women. Participants analyze how such intercultural conflicts can not only contribute to a hostile workplace for women of color but also undermine diverse hiring goals. In addition, the workshop emphasizes how the dynamics of gender/cultural identity, power, and authority can result in misperception, misunderstanding, and broken work relationships.

This workshop is also available in either a 3.5 hour format or a one-day format (9 a.m. to Noon; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

* This workshop was featured in the article "Learning to Communicate Across Cultures," Women in Higher Education, July 2001, p.20.

For further information about the objectives and activities of each workshop, please contact Pauline Kayes at 217/369-2058 or pkayes@diversityworksinc.net.

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