The term Cultural Complexities describes the multiplicity of cultural influences that take shape in each of us. Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health is proud to partner with The Huron Immigration Partnership to bring our community members an in-depth exploration of social justice and inclusion issues. Facilitator Michele Manocchi (Michele Manocchi Organizational Consulting) is a highly acclaimed specialist with a Ph.D. in Comparative Social Research, an Intercultural Competency Master Trainer Certificate, and a Strategy Implementation Institute Certificate. Michele is committed to supporting communities in addressing equity, diversity, and inclusion. Furthermore, having arrived in Canada from Italy in 2013, he continuously uses his own lens as an immigrant to inform and understand the systems around him and the framework that he brings to his work.
During this webinar you will have opportunity to reflect on your own cultural complexity while sharing stories and experiences with other learners. By the end of the session you will come away with an understanding of the core elements of the definition of culture, complexity, and cultural complexity; become more knowledgeable about unconscious bias, privileges, power dynamics, and systemic discrimination and their consequences. Strategies to address those issues as well as methods to identify and overcome potential challenges while communicating in culturally complex situations will be shared. These sessions will be taking place on March 19 at 9am and 6pm. For those who attend one of the sessions on March 19, a debrief follow-up session is recommended and will be held on March 26 at 6pm.
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