Working with Difference: Cultural Competence for Social-Change Agents and Organizations
The Commons Brooklyn (388 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn)
$5-10 suggested

Do you find it challenging to build a qualified, yet culturally diverse staff? Do you have trouble connecting on a genuine level with staff members who are culturally different from you? Wish you could leverage your staff’s and your own cultural heritage to enrich your work? Are you frequently met with distrust and hesitation when you try to enter a community of a particular ethnicity? Does your community outreach and organizing activities often go nowhere?

Take a Sunday off and come join us for a fully interactive, day-long retreat where you can learn how to practice cultural competence and diversity more affirmatively. This retreat is not a lecture-style event when you are fed abstract, feel-good concepts you already know. It is a hands-on retreat built on a transformational model with action-based workshops that will help you address your organization’s challenges and build your skills in such capacities as:

• Recruiting a diverse staff or board
• Using inclusive language to build an affirmative work environment
• Enriching your work by tapping into people’s cultural heritage
• Building trusting relationships with communities and clients that will enable your work
• Organizing communities to advance your work
• Achieving your stated goals in a community

You will learn skills that you can apply beyond your work and in your personal relationships as well.

The retreat is organized and facilitated by Daniel Lim, founder and principal consultant of Inner Activism Services, LLC, an eco-spiritually-based leadership and organizational consulting firm. Daniel has over seven years of experience facilitating leadership and diversity training, organizational change, and community development.

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