CSW Hosting a Cultural Competence Leadership Insitute

by | Mar 11, 2015 | 0 comments

The need for culturally competent leaders is critically important. And though attaining cultural competence does not occur in the short term, its long-term impact is beneficial for the entire community.

Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) is hosting a Cultural Competence Leadership Institute for nonprofit organizations, individuals, and businesses. This is a two-day, 16-hour leadership development opportunity with curriculum designed to help leaders reflect, analyze, and prepare for intentional professional and organizational growth—especially in terms of serving diverse groups with a high degree of competence.

Location: Goodman Community Center
Date: Monday and Tuesday, April 20-21
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day
Cost: $160; discounted to $130 for multiple people from an organization

Click here to register online (service fees apply) or download and mail back the institute registration form

There are many differences between culturally competent leaders and other leaders, but a major difference is their ability to welcome and serve their communities much more effectively.

CSW’s Cultural Competence Leadership Institute can help you gain information, skills, and insights, which in turn can help you:
• Analyze subtle and overt messages that organizations send about power, privilege, and culture
• Articulate the rationale to develop cultural competence throughout your organization
• Identify effective strategies to build cultural competence
• Discover and practice evidence-based quality improvement strategies for improving services

Longer term outcomes include:
• Developing action plans to implement positive change in your organization
• Improving staff and team development, service delivery, organizational environments, and community relationships
Join together with other motivated and committed leaders—sign up for CSW’s Cultural Competence Leadership Institute.

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available with advance requests.  Please contact Sue Hemling at [email protected] by March 31 with any questions or for more assistance.

Our Trainers and Facilitators

Harold Gates Pic - smHarold Gates, President
Midwest Center for Cultural Competence, LLC



Lilly Irvin-Vitela smLilly Irvin-Vitela, President
Common Worth, LLC




Get ready to build on your strengths!
Attend the Pre-training Organizational Assessment
April 7, 12:30 – 2:00

Teams are invited to make the most of this professional development event by completing a pre-training self-assessment. The tool guides internal stakeholders through a process of examining the organizational environment, exploring community collaboration and governance/leadership, and focusing in on service delivery data and processes. To learn more about this tool and how you and your team can use it to assess areas of capacity and opportunity for growth, join the trainers for a pre-assessment conference call. Participants may also attend in-person (space limited).

Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in attending this free event.

Community Shares of Wisconsin would like to acknowledge the contributions of the advisory committee:

Cultural Competence Leadership Institute Advisory Committee Members
Colleen Butler – YWCA Madison
Emily Dickmann – GSAFE
Jill Gonzalez – Disability Rights Wisconsin
Peng Her – Center for Resilient Cities
Edward Lee – Urban League of Greater Madison
Salli Martyniak – Forward Community Investments
Ananda Mirilli – YWCA Madison

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