Cultural Competency

Building a better working environment for our clients

K-12, Higher Education

Cultural competence is the key to thriving in culturally diverse classrooms and schools. Cultural competence is the ability to successfully teach students who come from a culture or cultures other than our own. It entails developing personal and interpersonal awareness, increasing cultural knowledge, and mastering a set of skills that, taken together, underlie effective cross-cultural teaching and culturally responsive teaching.

Our trainings are designed to support educators to examine individual patterns of communication, explore biases that are formed by our cultural backgrounds, and identify opportunities for expanding their cultural proficiency skills.  Our approach to cultural proficiency training focuses on getting to the root cause of cultural misunderstanding, which we believe is highly connected to unconscious bias.

Participants in our trainings can expect to:

Ensuring the right training is available at the right time and in the right way elevates the impact of your training and accommodates different learning preferences. Training delivery can include a customized blend of multiple delivery formats  such as instructor lead, web-based, or simulation training in order to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.

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Culturally  Responsive Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS)

Effective behavior management must include explicit considerations about the relevancy of culture. Our cultures impact how we learn and how we behave. Traditional attempts to create more positive school climates have focused on acknowledging behaviors that we want to see students engage in instead of reacting to misbehavior alone. While these practices have resulted in more effective behavior management they have not effectively met the behavior needs of all students.

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Significant Disproportionality Solutions

The disproportionate representation of minority students in Special Education and in Disciplinary Practices is an issue facing schools nationally.  We have successfully worked with districts cited for significant disproportionality and helped them to ultimately resolve noncompliance by:

focusing on data based decision making using practical calculation tools,

supporting district and school teams to reflect on  a range of potential causes,

providing explicit training on the relevancy of cultural differences on learning and behavior.  

We work with districts to accomplish these tasks and develop objective and measurable action plans for improvement.

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