Cultural Diversity & Competency

Dates: March 6, 2019, March 7, 2019, April 16, 2019, April 17, 2019, May 14, 2019, May 15, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cultural Diversity & Competency Workshop Series

The goal of the Cultural Diversity and Competency workshop series is to provide participants with an opportunity to increase their awareness of, and subsequent ability to respond to, issues of diversity and inclusiveness in a multicultural workplace. 

The three 2-day sessions briefly outlined below have been designed to address changes at individual and organizational levels, required to enable broad transformation. The first session addresses change at individual levels and difference and diversity in the helping professions, followed by the engagement of participants in recognizing and addressing unconscious biases and the resulting micro-aggressions.

The second session starts where the prior session ended; having recognized and described unconscious biases and micro-aggressions, participants will next identify the impact of those issues on the workplace, and on service to students and families. During this session, participants will begin the process of planning for, identifying, developing, and collaborating on strategies to reduce the impact of unconscious biases and micro-aggressions by addressing concrete behaviors attendant to those issues.

The final session offers the opportunity for participants to practice implementing strategic alternatives to past behavior, learn skills for effectively communicating across differences, and collaborate on strategies to strengthen and maximize effective service to students and families in diverse communities.

Upon completion of this workshop series, the participants will be able to:

  • Comprehend the impact of personal attitudes, values, beliefs, assumptions, and perspectives in relationship to diversity on one’s interactions with others, delivery of services to clients/customers, and one’s professionalism.  
  • Describe how one’s social identity may be reflected in worldview, assumptions, beliefs and action related to culture and knowledge, diversity, equity, and social justice.
  • Synthesize how the constructs of power, privilege differences, equality, equity, are reflected through intersectionality in the Stanislaus County Office of Education, Foster Youth Programs.
  • Identify and analyze strategies to promote organizational inclusivity and manage diversity issues within work settings.

If you register for all three 2-day conference sessions, you will be given preferential registration.
You must register to attend at least two 2-day sessions to qualify for free registration.
Your sessions must be sequential (beginning and intermediate or intermediate and advanced).
If you are only able to attend one session, you will be put on a waiting list, and be advised of your confirmation 4-5 days prior to the start of the training.


DATE:  March 6 & 7

TIME:  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

LOCATION: Petersen Event Center 720 12th Street, Modesto



DATE:  April 16 & 17

TIME:  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

LOCATION:  Ceres Community Center, 2701 4th Street, Ceres



DATE: May 14 & 15

TIME: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

LOCATION: The Learning Institute, 917 Oakdale Road, Modesto



VARIES (see description for specifics)
720 12th Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Note: Location varies depending on session


(209) 238-1510


There are no fees associated with this event.