St Cloud Technical & Community College
09.08.20 Antiracism Study Dialogue Circle
#: HBPD   ID: 3021   Section: 01  
This Workshop is intended to move participants to higher levels of cultural fluency.

Each of us is born into a time, place, and culture that are not of our making. Our personal beliefs, values, and dispositions to behave in particular ways come from learning received from the people around us.
Different historical times, geographic locations, and cultures offer their residents different worldviews, beliefs, and patterns of social interaction.

When we engage with people from different cultural backgrounds, we have the opportunity to experience contradictions between their cultural habits and worldviews and our own. Such interactions with others provide an opportunity for us to develop our own critical thinking and self-understanding.

This workshop on cross-cultural fluency in race provides a full curriculum toward developing deep cultural understanding and way to navigate the interplay of culture and race. Led by two experienced facilitators, the Circle meets for ten sessions, creating a safe place for risk-taking, community formation, and acting with care and confidence. The experience includes readings and videos, large and small group discussions, the sharing of our personal stories, and practicing skills to show up and speak up when racism occurs.

Intended audience: Leaders in business and industry, government, religious groups, and service agencies; educators, and health care professionals.

This training takes place live using Zoom online video conferencing.

Outline: Introduction to Cross-Cultural Competency in Race Matters
  • Addressing the Unacknowledged Barrier
  • Crossing Cultural Boundaries
    • Understanding, Skills, & Practice
  • Navigating Culture and Race in a Multicultural World
    • Understanding the Roots of Intercultural Difference
    • Navigating the Roots of Intercultural Difference
Workshop Objectives
  • Develop cross-cultural communication fluency and racial understanding
  • Increase interpersonal skills across cultural and racial barriers
  • Develop a practical understanding of the implications of culture, race, and quest for equity
  • Manage workplace difference and conflict in ways that employ cross-cultural communication, conflict mediation, perceiving and responding to difference, and learning.
Bring to Class:
10 meetings via Zoom:
Sept. 8, 2020 - Nov. 10, 2020
9:00 am -11:30 am
9:00 AM
To Be Determined .
Registration Cutoff Date:
Dates & Times:
09/08/2020   9:00AM - 11:30AM
09/15/2020   9:00AM - 11:30AM
09/22/2020   9:00AM - 11:30AM
09/29/2020   9:00AM - 11:30AM
10/06/2020   9:00AM - 11:30AM
10/13/2020   9:00AM - 11:30AM
10/20/2020   9:00AM - 11:30AM
10/27/2020   9:00AM - 11:30AM
11/03/2020   9:00AM - 11:30AM
11/10/2020   9:00AM - 11:30AM