Training at Center For Human Diversity
The Center for Human Diversity takes pride in our presentation expertise. Each of these topics listed are designed to be presented in flexible formats. A select few are modified and designed to be keynote presentations, only, by CEO Valda Boyd Ford. If a topic is presented in a keynote format, it will require a minimum of one hour for a platform delivery. All of the other courses may be presented in modules of 4-hour, 8-hour or two- to three-day sessions.
Cultural Competency 101: Starting Points and Definitions
Learn the basics of cultural competency and its importance to your organization.
This course is a must for anyone desiring to hone their facilitation skills in cultural competency and related areas, especially if they desire to become a thought leader on the subject.
This course emphasizes the integration of ethics and culture within an organization, and conducting daily business in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment.
The CHD Three-Part Cultural Competency 101 Training Package includes the basics of cultural competency and reviews race, culture and class background; rapidly changing demographics, community history and politics and the culture of law enforcement work itself.
Improve your organization’s bottom line by learning how to address challenges like language and cultural barriers, religious differences, rude behavior, and the importance of respect in a demographically evolving community.
Identify and define the paralysis of political correctness and explore strategies to effectively negotiate culturally and linguistically awkward situations.
The largest minority in the United States are people living with disabilities. Identify and define cultural competence in ensuring quality care and services for people with disabilities.
Diverting Diversity Disasters
Learn how to select the appropriate diversity officer the first time; learn how to anticipate and resolve situations that are costly financially and professionally; and engage in lively interactive reviews of best practices and worst case scenarios.
Examine federal statutes and regulations, cultural and linguistic challenges in the workplace, explore Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards and malpractice laws.
Explore and contrast the historical basis of our current use of the term “race.” Discuss race from a variety of historical and present-day perspectives used to determine and classify race.
Even the most well-intentioned people can say or do something that a particular culture consider offensive. Discuss this on-going reality and explore strategies to inhibit the presence and formation of what others may feel are barriers to inclusion.
Learning From and Sharing With Diverse Cultures
Valda Boyd Ford shares the wisdom she has personally developed through her business travels in more than 12 countries through storytelling and video remembrances. It is both a hilarious and poignant celebration of cultural awareness.
Explore cultural competence from a larger systems perspective because the most critical element to success in all inclusion/diversity initiatives today is whether or not the organization’s top leadership is fully engaged.
Public Speaking for Smart People Who Don’t Want to Talk Like Dummies
Learn the seven keys to public speaking, engage in numerous class exercises that build confidence and receive an in-class practice video sample of your presentation style.
Our comprehensive 10-month training course for middle- to senior-level executives and change agents addressing self-assessment, organizational climate assessment, legal and regulatory issues affecting your industry, delivering effective presentations, and developing or improving organizational strategies to enhance cultural competency and the bottom line.