June 23, 2021 - Effective Messaging with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence as Part of Your Communications Strategy
This webinar will deepen participants’ knowledge and understanding of the cultural value related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Concepts of cultural competence, cultural humility, cultural sensitivity and cultural awareness will be introduced, explored and made meaning of. Through the development of cultural intelligence, participants will build their capacity to relate and work and communicate effectively in culturally diverse situations. Participants will be encouraged to accept diverse perspectives and given tools needed to engage in candid conversations and cross-cultural relationships. They will then be provided with a framework to create a diverse and inclusive environment that is rooted in cultural competence.
Dr. Adrienne Coleman, a nationally recognized speaker/researcher, serves as the Director of Equity and Inclusion at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA). In this role, she is responsible for assessing potential barriers and developing strategies focused on recruiting and retaining a diverse community as well as implementing IMSA’s equity and excellence plan. She has also assisted other educational institutions, social-service organizations, law enforcement, government and international organizations in this work.