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Anti-Racism Webinar

RACISM
AND CULTURE

WITH DR. ROGER PARENT

MENTAL HEALTH
AND CULTURE

WITH DR. ROBERT JOHNSTON

PUBLIC SAFETY
AND CULTURE

WITH DR. MICHAEL ZEKULN

for more information on the Anti-Racism Webinar, or to view the
presentation, please contact info@globalvillagecentre.ca

FUNDING AGENCIES & CONTRIBUTORS

Recognition of innovation in small and rural communities.

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Countering Racism through Intercultural Skills

90-minute webinar

At the end of this webinar, participants will be better equipped to enhance the quality of their daily personal and professional relationships with culturally diverse user and stakeholder groups. They will become familiar with some of the literature investigating the underlying elements and processes which can create tensions and mistrust, key ingredients for those working to sow divisions within a community or society and how to mitigate them.

 

Take-home activities will facilitate follow-up and immediate application of the intercultural skills acquired. The strategic overview provided by the webinar will also allow your organization to further develop strategies for follow-up training to interested staff through Medicine Hat College.

 

This Global Village Centre training initiative is based on the belief that the more decision-making organizations and agencies can play a role in countering the negative impact of racism by using culture as an asset and not as a liability, the greater the value-added benefit will be for both individuals and their communities as a whole.

 

Advances in cross/intercultural education and training offer effective methodologies for information sharing, knowledge transfer and best practices for culturally competent pyscho-social support and cultural mediation.  

Level 2 Workshop

Building Intercultural Dialogue

(Learning to Understand)

This intermediate workshop further develops the capacity of participants to build strong communicative relationships and to establish dialogue with individuals from different cultures. Based on the use of cultural mediators or interpreters, learners acquire a second set of skills that give them deeper insight into dynamics of a specific culture, especially in relation to its more informal or “hidden” dimension” as well as to its historical development. Based on this deeper understanding, the learning process offers data-gathering techniques for identifying systemic cultural needs and for building working intercultural collaborations by which to meet the needs identified. A concluding filmed dramatized sequence allows participants to transfer their intercultural skills to an unfamiliar cultural environment through an area simulation exercise.

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