Creating Cultural Competence
Andre Koen is returning to MCCA to deliver another great presentation on how to create cultural competence to strengthen your organization while meeting 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 is owner and chief facilitator of AM Horizons Training Group where he educates businesses and Government agencies about the law and diversity issues. Prior to this he worked for Anoka County as their Diversity Coordinator. Andre was also 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. There are many words that define Andre Koen, but the most definitive is, “Andre, the Enkindled Spirit.”
Online Registrations will be given first priority.
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 a membership, a training fee of $30 will be owed. This annual investment pays for one year of monthly trainings sessions and your membership to MCCA.
ADDRESS: 553 Fairview Ave. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104