Cultural Responsiveness: An Introduction

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Mass Mentoring Partnership, 75 Kneeland St, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02111
Type: 
Classroom
Registration Fee: 
Members $49 / Non-members $89

The ability to connect across culture is key to supporting with youth and families. This three-hour interactive training will help participants explore dimensions of identity and culture and the ways that prejudices and bias hamper opportunities for connection with youth, families, and volunteers. This introductory training helps youth-serving program staff examine personal dynamics of power and privilege and promote strategies to increase both personal and organizational capacity to practice cultural responsiveness. Following this training, participants will be able to: Identify experiences that have shaped their identity, assumptions, and their world view Identify cultural knowledge gaps and the effect of these knowledge gaps on their work Develop an action plan to increase capacity to implement skills for cultural responsiveness.

You'll walk away with the ability to: 

  • Understand your own culture and identity
  • Apply practices and skills to navigate the dynamics of difference 

This training is best for: 

  • Program staff that seek to increase diversity and inclusive practices at their organizations
  • Program staff at youth-serving organizations

To learn more and register, please click here