Introduction to Multicultural Leadership

Organization and Community Leadership 103

Introduction to Multicultural Leadership

The OCL 103 is a Next Level Leadership Training geared toward personal and professional leadership.

OCL 103 © – INTRODUCTION TO MULTICULTURAL LEADERSHIP

This 2.5-day workshop is an advanced training which has provided applied consultation for executives, managers, team leaders, consultants, educators, clergy, board members and others who are called upon to lead a group through the exploration of differences.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Introduction to Multicultural Leadership provides an orientation to an action/planning model developed over a 30 year period by VISIONS, Inc., Boston, Mass. (www.visions-inc.org) The training addresses the complexity of modern –isms as they are playing out in our organizations and culture, and includes the presentation of a common language and common concepts through which to understand cultural group dynamics and conflicts, including issues of race, sexual orientation, class, religion, gender and more. It also offers an opportunity for initial personal assessment and the chance to begin to work issues and applications of concern to participants.

The training provides a way to language and integrate what you already know about working with group differences while extending your knowledge and skills. Participants will benefit from the workshop whether their interest is in learning a general multicultural process model or in receiving specific consultation on challenges they are facing in their organizations. We will invite participants to share examples of situations they face from a variety of settings and then apply the model for planning and problem-solving.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

  1. INTRODUCE THE VISIONS MODEL OF MULTICULTURALISM, A BEHAVIORAL PROCESS OF RECOGNIZING, UNDERSTANDING AND VALUING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
  2. PROVIDE A COMMON LANGUAGE & SET OF SKILLS FOR MULTICULTURAL LEADERSHIP, WHILE LEVERAGING & EXTENDING PARTICIPANTS’ EXISTING SKILLS
  3. PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CLARIFICATION OF PARTICIPANT’S INDIVIDUAL MISSIONS
  4. GROW EFFECTIVE MULTICULTURAL LEADERSHIP IN LOCAL AND NATIONAL COMMUNITIES

KEY CONCEPTS

• MULTICULTURALISM • DIVERSITY • INCLUSIVITY • MONOCULTURALISM
• DISCRIMINATION • PLURALISM • OPPRESSION • PREJUDICE • BIAS
• UNEARNED PRIVILEGE • OLD FASHIONED RACISM • MODERN RACISM
• CULTURAL WORLDVIEW • INTENT v IMPACT • STRUCTURAL v PERSONAL -ISMS

AS A RESULT OF THE TRAINING YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Understand the complexity and diversity of a community
  • Recognize historically critical cultural group relationships
  • Use cultural group analysis to frame productive debate
  • Establish group guidelines for effective multicultural dialogue
  • Recognize the interplay of multiple forms of modern oppression
  • Understand the influence of history on the moment
  • Explore personal beliefs and attitudes about other cultures
  • Share cultural identities and histories
  • Learn interpersonal behaviors that work across group
  • Conduct effective action-planning in diverse groups

TRAINING FORMAT

The workshop is taught by a mixed color/gender team of professional consultant facilitators who ensure significant learning takes place in a consistently safe and respectful environment. We work both in whole group sessions and in small group break-out sessions by cultural group. The format of the training workshop follows adult learning models by incorporating three learning modalities:

Cognitive: An assortment of reprinted articles, theory workbooks and brief lectures to provide a range of perspectives

Affective: Controlled opportunities in facilitated small groups to examine deeply held values and emerging emotions

Behavioral: The opportunity to practice interpersonal behaviors and identify institutional actions that constructively challenge and dismantle the –isms.

ATTENDANCE AND CERTIFICATION

The training is scheduled over a three day period from 6:00PM Friday evening through 4:30PM Sunday afternoon. ATTENDANCE AT ALL SESSIONS IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CEU CERTIFICATION. For all participants: If you might not be able to attend the training for the entire time described please contact Dr. Griggs to determine whether you should register for these dates.

TRAINING OVERVIEW

Pre-Workshop

  • Participants complete cultural profile
  • Participants complete pre-training self evaluation
  • Readings are posted on the Training Drive
  • Pre-Workshop Assignments are issued

Friday

  • 5:00P – 6:00P – Registration, Networking
  • 6:00P – 8:30P – Welcome, Overview of the Training
  • Check-Ins (Participant Introductions)
  • Conditions Under Which Racial Learning Occurs
  • Guidelines for Effective Dialogue
  • Group Process #1: Individual Learning Contracts
  • Assignment of Readings
  • Closure Process For the Day

Saturday

    • 8:00A – 8:30A – Light Breakfast, Networking
    • 8:30A – 10:00A – Check-Ins; Reading Reactions
      • Introduction and Overview of the VISIONS Model
      • Establishing a Common Language: Assumptions & Definitions
      • Five Levels of Oppression and Change
      • Monoculturalism to Pluralism
      • Emotional Competence
    • 10:00A – 11:00A – Recognizing Differences: Cultural Identities
      • Historically Targeted vs Privileged Groups
      • Cultural Introductions Exercise
    • 11:00A – 12:30P – Old Fashioned vs Modern Oppression
      • Introduction to Modern Oppression Behaviors
      • Understanding Impacts of the Isms
      • Personal, Interpersonal, Group Manifestations
      • Institutional (Structural) and Socio-Cultural Manifestations
    • 12:30P – 1:30P – LUNCH
    • 1:30P – 3:30P – Creating a Recognition Economy
      • Five Dysfunctional Behaviors of Privileged Groups
      • Exploration of Privilege Exercise
      • Alternative Behaviors to Modern -Ism Behaviors
    • 3:30P – 5:30P –
      • Five Dysfunctional Behaviors of Targeted Groups
      • Internalized (Introjected) Oppression
      • Exploration of Internalized Oppression Exercise
      • Alternative Behaviors to Internalized Oppression
    • IntraCultural Group BreakOuts
    • Large Group Reconnect & Debrief
    • Closure for the Day
    • 7:00P – 8:30P Optional Viewing of The Power of an Illusion: The House We Live In

Sunday

      • 8:00A – 8:30A – Light Breakfast, Networking
      • 8:30A – 10:00A – Readings Reactions
        • IntraCultural Group BreakOuts
        • Personal Learning Contract Process Work
      • 10:00A – 11:00A – Large Group Debrief
        Sustainability Practices: Allies & Coalitions
      • 11:00A – 12:00P – Applications of the Model to Participants’ Case Examples
        Five Levels of Strategy and Action
      • 12:00P – 1:00P – LUNCH
      • 1:00P – 3:45P – Personal Learning Contract Evaluations
        • Commitments for Continued Personal Learning
        • Organizational Action Plans
      • 3:45P – 4:30P Workshop Evaluations
      • Re-Entry: You Can Go Home Again
        The Closure Process: Ending to Want to Talk Again

Total Direct Contact Classroom Time: 16.0 Hours

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