April 04, 2017
Building Cultural Competence: A program for leaders
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, with support from the Area Board of Realtors and the Health Collaborative, will offer Building Cultural Competence, a new program for leaders, beginning May 9. The five-session program will increase the cultural competence of its participants and increase our community’s ability to welcome and integrate newcomers.
“Celebrating and leveraging diversity and becoming an even more welcoming community to all, new and native, are keys to sustaining an inclusive region and growing economic prosperity,” said Jill P. Meyer, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “I’m excited to see our region’s leaders gain new insights by stepping outside of their comfort zones.”
“Cultural competence is the ability to successfully achieve business results by shifting cultural perspective and changing the way we might behave or communicate,” said Mary Stagaman, senior inclusion advisor for the Cincinnati Chamber. “The Building Cultural Competence program for leaders will guide its participants and our community as we bridge cultural, political, and social divides.”
Scheduled program topics include:
- The business case for cultural competence
- The neuroscience of bias and how to mitigate bias in the workplace and community
- The role of emotional intelligence in bridging cultural differences
- Building rapport across cultures
- Listening and learning in the presence of conflict
- Adapting communication for unfamiliar or tough situations
- The role of leaders in raising cultural competence of employees, constituents, stakeholders and more.
The program will culminate with individual action plans based on insights and learning from the content and the discussions. Applications are being accepted until April 14.