Title

Crossing the Border: Enhancing Relationships through Cultural Competence

Presenters

LaMarr Shields

Location

ESOL - Seguin

Focused Area

Improving the Educational Setting of Students in ESOL Programs

Relevance to Focused Area

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Primary Strand

Family & Community

Relevance to Primary Strand

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Brief Program Description

As the student population in our schools and programs become increasingly diverse, many youth service providers, teachers, and other change agents need professional development to build cultural competencies-the skills and awareness related to issues such as culture, language, race, and ethnicity. To address this need, Dr. LaMarr D. Shields has created Crossing the Border: Enhancing Relationships through Cultural Competence, an interactive workshop that explores the dynamics of cultural diversity, including cross-cultural communication and encounters. Dr. Shields' unique approach provides current research-based information on cultural competencies, and is designed to increase participants' awareness of resources available to enhance their own cultural competence, assess areas of strength, and discover opportunities within their own organizations to build culturally competent services. This workshop will strive to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, celebrate differences and intersect commonalities in people, cultures and community.

Summary

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Evidence

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

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Start Date

10-23-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

10-23-2016 2:30 PM

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Crossing the Border: Enhancing Relationships through Cultural Competence

ESOL - Seguin

As the student population in our schools and programs become increasingly diverse, many youth service providers, teachers, and other change agents need professional development to build cultural competencies-the skills and awareness related to issues such as culture, language, race, and ethnicity. To address this need, Dr. LaMarr D. Shields has created Crossing the Border: Enhancing Relationships through Cultural Competence, an interactive workshop that explores the dynamics of cultural diversity, including cross-cultural communication and encounters. Dr. Shields' unique approach provides current research-based information on cultural competencies, and is designed to increase participants' awareness of resources available to enhance their own cultural competence, assess areas of strength, and discover opportunities within their own organizations to build culturally competent services. This workshop will strive to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, celebrate differences and intersect commonalities in people, cultures and community.