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  November 5, 2015

last chance to register for cultural competency in ​colorado springs

“This is one of those topics that most people don’t see as being needed until they receive the information.”

So says Victoria Ybanez, presenter for Cultural Competency.

Are you up for a game changer? Register today for “Cultural Competency” in Colorado Springs on November 10.

Cultural Competency
full-day class

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

registration 8:30am
class 9:00am to 4:30pm

Apartment Association of Southern Colorado
545 East Pikes Peak Avenue, Suite 105
Colorado Springs

presented by
Victoria Ybanez
Executive Director, Red Wind Consulting

who should come?
Upper management, policy makers, management, and support staff from all property types

We do not live in a homogenous society; however, organizations often unwittingly create monocultural operating practices that serve a portion of the community better than others.

Increasing cultural awareness and sensitivity to the cultural diversity of client populations can elevate our service delivery. This one-day Cultural Competency training will engage participants in a process of exploring cultural identity and how cultural “blindness” can actually create barriers to accessing housing and receiving quality services. Because culture is often incorporated in the way organizations are structured, this training will engage participants to consider how current institutional structures may create barriers rather than inclusivity. Participants will:
  • Develop a stronger understanding of cultural identity;
  • Build their understanding of cultural monopoly and how that creates barriers to reaching and serving the populations they want to serve;
  • Explore their organizational capacity and identify three things they would like to change in their organization; and
  • Receive tools to dig deeper into the their organization’s cultural capacity.

about the instructor
Victoria Ybanez has more than 20 years of experience conducting strategic planning with nonprofit and for-profit organizations. She contracts on a range of affordable housing projects, and both coordinates and provides Tribal Technical Assistance for recipients of the Tribal Governments Program for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).

To register, send an individual or group registration form to chfareachregistration@chfainfo.com.

For full class details and to register for a class, click here.

Belinda Waldron
chfareach Coordinator
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