Resources for Multicultural/Diversity Training for School System Faculty & Administrators:

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER (SPLC)

400 Washington, Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104 

(www.splcenter.org)

Free material available for educators in following subjects: teaching tolerance, fairness & justice; fighting hate activity.

 

MULTICULTURAL AMERICA, INC.

ATTN:  Larry I. Bell, President & Founder

4300 Ridgewood Center Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22193 

(larryibell@aol.com)

Phone:  703-690-0413

 

ACROSS CULTURES, INC.

ATTN:  Nancy A. Lyall, President

14186 Logan Court

Woodbridge, VA 22193 

(lyallna@comcast.net)

Phone:   703-969-0197

 

 

VEA/NEA Diversity Training: 

 

The four-module training is designed to serve as a resource to discuss various diversity issues. Each module is designed to be delivered in a 2-hour format. All modules are designed to raise awareness, not to provide interventions. The four modules are – Understanding Diversity, Developing Cultural Identity,  Reacting to Differences, and Valuing Diversity. Upon completion of all four modules, participants should be able to:

 

   Understand the dimensions of diversity;

   Explain the evolution of diversity and the impact of diversity on our educational community;

   Recognize ways that cultural values impact a person’s world view and behavior;

   Communicate effectively with diverse persons and groups;

   Demonstrate skills essential to effective leadership in a diverse environment. 

Contact Person for training:
Betty N. Lambdin, Director
Office of Teaching & Learning
Virginia Education Association
116 South 3rd Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Voice: 800.552.9554, x 332
Fax:  804.775.8379
Email: blambdin@veanea.org

www.veanea.org

 

How Cultural Identity Shapes the Way We Teach and Learn

This three-hour interactive workshop provides participants an opportunity to explore aspects of their race, culture, gender and class identity that influence their beliefs, attitudes and actions, and thus may impact how they teach and how their students learn.  Participants also examine how these same factors of students’ identity influence how they learn.  Participants will review and sample current multicultural education resources, tools, and activities that can be used to create diverse, bias-free learning environments.

Contact information for scheduling training:

Betty N. Lambdin, Director
Office of Teaching & Learning
Virginia Education Association
116 South 3rd Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Voice: 800.552.9554, x 332
Fax:  804.775.8379
Email:
blambdin@veanea.org

www.veanea.org

 

 

SKILLS TO PREVENT WALKING ON EGGSHELLS

        

Audience : Managers/Employees/Intact Work Groups.

     

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

"Skills To Prevent Walking On Eggshells" addresses the "unwritten rules" in the workplace. It focuses on subtleties and nuances of behavior and work styles. Participants receive real skills in working with the "unwritten rules" and overcoming the fears and stresses of working with others who may have different cultural and work style values. This workshop also offers a core body of work in Conflict Resolution Skills. People get to address their discomforts in a safe and non-confrontational workshop. 

 

 

OBJECTIVES:

Understand contrasting "Unwritten Rules" that operate in different cultures and work styles. 

Identify and address discomforts, concerns and fears about dealing with others of different backgrounds. 

Gain specific skills in Conflict Prevention and Resolution.

Practice application of skills in a safe environment.

 

TOPICS INCLUDE:

 "Unwritten Rules".

 High-Context/Low Context Cultural Framework.

 Culture-Specific Perceptions.

 Cross-Cultural Communication Skills.

 Giving and Receiving Feedback Skills.

 Relationship Building Skills

 

Corporate Office

Red Crane and Turtle

255 W. 108th Street, Suite 6C1

New York, NY 10025

Phone: 212-316-2604

Email: lizyoung@redcraneandturtle.com

 

Virginia Office:

Mr. Bruce Gil

(703) 680-1215 (phone)

(703) 200-4576 (phone)

Email: bgill@redcraneandturtle.com

 

 

 

SKILLS FOR WORKING IN A DIVERSE ENVIRONMENT

         

Audience : Associates/ Co-Workers who work in a diverse workplace.

     

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

"Skills for Working in a Diverse Environment" offers participants a concrete set of tools to interact with others effectively. This seminar is designed to help people understand how they can "just be themselves" in a way that motivates people, creates a sense of inclusion and helps them to get the job done. 

 

OBJECTIVES:

Understand the cultural influences each associate brings to the workplace.

Identify issues and concerns of colleagues who feel they are "walking on eggshells" in a multi-cultural environment. 

Gain specific skills in building relationships, identifying and resolving conflict, managing meetings and working on diverse teams.

Practice cross-cultural communication skills (e.g. how to ask questions about other cultures without offending someone).

 

TOPICS INCLUDE:

Cultural framework to understand differences in communications, building relationships, manager-employee expectations, resolving conflict and teamwork.

Unveiling the "Unwritten Rules" of corporate culture.

Skills in Listening and Asking Questions.

Conflict styles to diffuse "sticky" situations.

 

Corporate Office

Red Crane and Turtle

255 W. 108th Street, Suite 6C1

New York, NY 10025

Phone: 212-316-2604

Email: lizyoung@redcraneandturtle.com

 

Virginia Office:

Mr. Bruce Gil

(703) 680-1215 (phone)

(703) 200-4576 (phone)

Email: bgill@redcraneandturtle.com