Minnesota Community Corrections Association Presents:
CREATING CULTURAL COMPETENCE
This work session helps organizations create cultural competence plans as a means to meet affirmative action goals. Often folks talk about how to create cultural competence or how to reach affirmative action goals, but often don’t talk about the culture of the organization. Anoka County, Minnesota, has implemented the cultural competence model and has found great improvement in how its staff has changed its thoughts about diversity and diversity training. This workshop closes that gap.
· Learn definitions and guiding assumptions about race, racism, and cultural competence.
· Increase awareness and understanding of individual, institutional, and societal cultural manifestations of culture.
· Understand conscious and unconscious mores in a culture.
· Understand the experiences of people from different racial heritages.
· Explore the costs and benefits of working to end racism through building on cultural strengths.
Andre Koen is an energetic presenter, a powerful communicator, and a dynamic teacher. Andre integrates his abilities as an improvisational comedian, large group facilitator, keynote speaker, and classroom teacher to captivate and educate his audience.
Andre currently serves as the EEO/Affirmative Action Diversity Coordinator for Anoka County, Minnesota, where he educates the community about the law and diversity issues. Prior to his work at Anoka County, Andre was the Academic Dean at the National American University, where he inspired mid-career adults to live their dreams and reach
their potential. Andre believes that people possess the ability to empower themselves, and that belief is made manifest by his unique style of teaching.
The National Association of Human Rights Workers awarded Andre with the Human Rights Worker of the Year award for Andre’s continued dedication to Human and Civil Rights. This award was presented at the National Conference.
Presenter: Andre Koen, President/Owner AM Horizons Training Group, LLC
Date: Friday, July 30, 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: Minnesota Department of Corrections – Pung Room
1450 Energy Park Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55108
Online Registrations will be given first priority! Instructions below
Trainings are free to all current MCCA Members.
If you are currently a MCCA member, please go to mnmcca.com to sign in and register for the training; if you are currently not a member, please sign up at mnmcca.com for membership, a training fee of $30 will be owed. This annual investment pays for one year of monthly training sessions and your complimentary membership to MCCA.
Any questions can directed to Dani Harrington, Director of Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org
ADDRESS: 553 Fairview Ave. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104