Cultural Awareness- Participants will learn how culture influences behavior and can result in miscommunication and conflict.
Diversity Training - Participants will learn how differences and similarities in the workplace can influence us as individuals and institutions.
Consensus Building - Participants will learn that achieving consensus within a group is possible and learn ways to reach decisions that can be supported by entire body.
Diversity in Central Ohio- Participants will learn what demographic trend current and past has influenced the growing Diversity of Central Ohio.
Community Building -A group of 2 or more people who have been able to accept and transcend their differences regardless of the diversity of their backgrounds (social, spiritual, educational, ethnic, economic, political, etc.) Working together toward goals identified as being for the common good. Reaching community if both intentional and challenging. Discuss how powerful the process can help us learn about ourselves and relate to others in a new way.
Resource Sharing -This topic provides an interactive discussion on how to find resources and getting the word out on what is available here in Columbus to help individuals and communities.
Collaborating -“Getting more bang for the buck”, especially in these poor economic times. Sharing goals, information and opportunities are the best way to make a difference in one’s community. This is important in funding and new projects. It shows that organizations are willing to share histories to create a better future.
Getting Youth Involved -We begin by not stereo typing; we begin by hyping youth up to make a difference in their community. Offering choices, flexibility and options is a beginning. Looking at long term goals of the student helps with positive placement.
Volunteerism -Materials are provided to participants about the volunteer opportunities right here in Columbus. Volunteering is a passion and needs to fit the volunteer and the project like a puzzle. “Volunteers are not paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.”
Columbus Protected Classes from Discrimination - This presentation is aimed at businesses, employers, and community persons who need to know what groups are protected under Columbus Code Title 23, Chapter 2331. There are twelve protected classes with six types of discrimination prohibited. Discrimination, as defined in the Columbus Code, is also defined and discussed.
Illegal Discrimination -This presentation is aimed at Columbus' businesses, employers and community persons. The Columbus Code definition of discrimination is shared. Also, the different kinds and level of charge that CRC enforces is explained (criminal), evidence required to prove discrimination will be discussed, as well as mediation will be described. Sample cases may be discussed.
CRC Complaint process - Targeted groups are the same as above, employers, businesses, and community persons). This is a discussion of the process of a complaint. Discussed are; jurisdiction, types of discimination, investigation, mediation, legal representation, public hearing, hearing before the CRC and appeals are described.
Annual Martin L. King Jr. Middle and High School Art Contest - This presentation is aimed at art instructors, school administration, students, artists and parents of artists in such schools. The current theme is described, the requirements for entry are explained, judging categories are identified, deadlines are discussed in detail, exhibitions will be explained, as well as prizes will be described. Finally, frequently asked questions are answered, including, "what happens if someone wants to purchase my art?"
Diversity Management -The presentation would be for Greater Columbus businesses and organizations. The business case for diversity will be shared and discussed. The benefits and challenges of a culture change process will be discussed. The three levels of diversity management will be described and discussed. Action strategies will be suggested.
New Americans -The presentation covers wide range of workshops, seminars and training presentations on demographic changes, innovative cultural competency trainings that addresses communication breakdowns as result of language and cultural barriers. More specific tailored trainings on ethnicity, identity and cultural expectations are also available thru our New American Initiative.