LIFE at Eden: Cultural Competency



Date(s) - 12/04/2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Via Zoom Call

Elective Course: Cultural Competency

Friday, December 4, 2020 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, December 5, 2020 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Course Description:
There are many benefits from having a diverse, inclusive and equitable society.

  • Sustainable problem solving
  • Improved group dynamics
  • Advanced community creativity
  • Enhanced productivity
  • Better health outcomes
  • Increased safety and security

Tragic events and devastating division have renewed our urgency to create a shared understanding of the impact of social and racial disparities. People are asking themselves and their congregations what they can and should do. How do we develop individuals, organizations and systems that are engaged with intentional efforts to encourage everyone to feel safe to fully show up and contribute their best?

This cultural competency learning immersion is the beginning. Together, we will explore our national and local history, current socio-cultural dynamics to understand how to navigate complex issues, build cultural capacity and support individuals and the congregations they lead to work together to improve life outcomes for members and the broader community.

We will adopt a shared vocabulary that grows attendees ability to engage in meaningful, productive conversations. Participants will enhance learning that encourages diverse, inclusive, equitable and respectful environments. Attendees will develop an awareness of their cultural worldview, understand attitudes towards cultural differences and increase cross-cultural skills. Developing cultural competence results in the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across difference.

Class size is limited to 20.

Recommended Reading:
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

Who Should Take this Class?
All are welcome at LIFE! Students, pastors, laypersons and seekers from all denominations and walks of life are welcome to join the program to be enriched and inspired by LIFE. Join us!

Cost:  $100

About the Instructor:

Felicia Pulliam, JD. is CEO of Create Community, LLC, Charter member of the Ferguson Commission and Chair of the Economic Equality panel, Co-Author of “Opportunity to Thrive” Section of Forward Through Ferguson.
She brings 18 years of solid experience providing customized community engagement support to organizations and corporate clients to address complex issues.

“The world needs problem solvers. Create Community LLC is solutions oriented.”

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