Ross Wilburn, Diversity Officer and Carol Heaverlo, Director of Professional Development, will be hosting several Navigating Difference Workshops at various county sites throughout the year.
The Navigating Difference series is designed to assist Extension and Outreach professionals in expanding their skills in working with diverse audiences. The curriculum consists of five modules developed by Washington State University Extension staff specifically for extension professionals. The five modules include:
- Cultural Awareness
- Cultural Understanding
- Cultural Knowledge
- Cultural Interaction
- Cultural Sensitivity
The overarching goals for the training are to assist participants in:
- Becoming more aware of our own personal and organizational cultures.
- Examining how our personal and organizational cultures effect our ability to work across difference in both negative and positive ways.
- Building skills to increase our competencies as we work with others who are different from us.
Who should attend: All county and campus-paid staff, council members and volunteers are encouraged to attend.
Why is it important? Because we said “we believe that education, of which Extension is an essential part, is basic in stimulating individual initiative, self-determination and leadership.”
The workshop series is free and a light breakfast/ lunch is included each day.
Date & Location:
October 2, 3, and 4 - 9am-4pm
Sioux County Extension and Outreach office
400 Central Ave NW Suite 700
Orange City, IA 51041
Additional Information: See Navigating Difference Three Day Workshop - Sample Agenda
Please contact Dr. Carol Heaverlo for additional information in regard to the workshop. Registration information is available online. Registration is limited to 25 participants. Please note you must attend all three days to complete the series and receive a certificate of completion.