Learning objectives: Polar Bear Conference: Cultural Competence & Diversity
Multicultural Awareness: How to build teams and environments where everyone belongs
1. Attendees will work to identify the ways in which they first saw race in their own lives.
2. Attendees will identify the level of diversity present in their own social contexts.
3. Attendees will break down the prevalence of racialized identity in Hassan’s story and how it benefitted him and disadvantaged him.
4. Attendees will analyze their fields and practices to identify ways in which race and culture play a role in their work.
5. Attendees will develop practices to become more self-aware and proficient in working with racially diverse students.
6. Attendees will come up with their own “why” statements. Why does multicultural competence matter? How does it contribute to their own mission and professional ethic?
7. Attendees will assess their current work practices and environments and compare them to the previously developed practices for working with racially diverse students.
8. Attendees will formulate their own Principles to incorporate Multicultural and Antiracist practices to their work and challenge the ones that do not support the goals of being more inclusive and aware of racial and cultural backgrounds.
Affirming: All Genders All Sexualities Workshop
1. Attendees will be able to understand the meaning and differences between gender and sexuality.
2. Attendees will be able to think through where LGBTIQA youth might not feel safe and affirmed in their environments.
3. Attendees will have the space to talk with others and think through what safe and affirming environment could look like for LGBTIQA youth.
4. Attendees will be able to think through what changes might be needed to create a more affirming environment for LGBTIQA youth.
5. Attendees will have the space to create action steps in creating a safe and affirming space for LGBTIQA youth.
Fostering an Inclusive Culture in Healthcare
1. Attendees will be able to define commonly used terms that create cultural awareness with colleagues and patients.
2. Attendees will be able to differentiate between explicit and implicit bias as well as identify and challenge internal discriminatory beliefs.
3. Attendees will be able to develop strategies on how to be an inclusive leader and ally within the healthcare profession.
4. Attendees will be able to identify policies, procedures and guidelines within your organization that may not be inclusive or equitable such as patient code of conduct or non-discrimination policies and make recommendations to update appropriately.
5. Attendees will be able to work respectfully and effectively with diverse populations and colleagues using the necessary skills and knowledge by interacting, discussing, and enhancing communications with individuals of unique backgrounds. Attendees will know how to engage in critical and conscious thinking when making decisions.