Navigating Difference Workshop in May

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 4:00pm
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Ross Wilburn, diversity officer, and Carol Heaverlo, director of Professional Development, will be hosting Navigating Difference workshops at various county sites throughout the year.

The Navigating Difference series is designed to help ISU Extension and Outreach professionals expand their skills in working with diverse audiences. The curriculum consists of five modules developed by Washington State University Extension staff specifically for extension professionals:

  • Cultural Awareness.
  • Cultural Understanding.
  • Cultural Knowledge.
  • Cultural Interaction.
  • Cultural Sensitivity.

The training will help you:

  • Become more aware of your own personal and organizational cultures.
  • Examine how your personal and organizational cultures affect your ability to work across difference in both negative and positive ways.
  • Build skills to increase your competencies as you work with others who are different from you.

Who should attend:

  • All county and campus-paid staff, council members, faculty and volunteers are encouraged to attend.

Why is it important?

  • Because as extension professionals, we said “we believe that education, of which Extension is an essential part, is basic in stimulating individual initiative, self-determination and leadership.”

The three-day workshop series is sponsored by Professional Development. A light breakfast and lunch are included each day. Workshop runs 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.


  • May 21, 22, 23, 290 Scheman Building, Room 275, Ames.

Please contact Gayle Coon for additional information. Registration is limited to 25 participants per location. You must attend all three days to complete the series and receive a certificate of completion.

Registration is available online.