April 20-21, 2015

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. You can read the full press release here.

Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) is hosting a Cultural Competence Leadership Institute for nonprofit organizations, educators, government agency staff, 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

Important update: Registration for this event is now closed. If you or your organization are interested in this training, please contact Sue Hemling by April 25, 2015 as we will be evaluating the possibility of hosting a similar event in the future.  Sue can be reached at [email protected] or 608-256-1066.

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



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
Jan Myasaki – WORT Radio, 8 O’Clock Buzz

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