Cultural Competency Institute

02/07/2011 - 9:00am to 02/08/2011 - 12:00pm
Orlando, FL 32809

Registration Fee:$35.00
Includes:Feeincludes coffee/tea in morning and boxed lunch on the 10th and continental breakfast on the 11th
Beyond Diversity: Building Bridges of Commonality


To build bridges of commonality, you must be willing to look beneath, beyond & past the obvious and not-so-obvious differences. We must seek and find the commonalities that allow us to move beyond the ‰Û¡ÌÝ̏us‰Û¡ÌÝå and ‰Û¡ÌÝ̏them‰Û¡ÌÝå to create the ‰Û¡ÌÝ̏we‰Û¡ÌÝå. Together ‰Û¡ÌÝ̏we‰Û¡ÌÝå can bring the strengths of our collective cultural heritages to meet the challenges of the complex and diverse issue of Domestic Violence. This unity is what heals and empowers us all.


To increase cultural understanding through identifying shared beliefs, values and communication styles.

To identify and explore multi-cultural problem-solving styles, cultural blocks and barriers to increase understanding and empathy.

To learn multi-cultural strategies to break through barriers to communication.

To increase sensitivity and compassionate understanding of the effects of subtle prejudice and bias and the impact on ability to give and receive.

Presenter: Elaine Whitefeather
is a premier educator with over 25 years of Human Services work and a recognized authority in the field of domestic violence/sexual assault and cross cultural communication (Diversity Training). She shares the lessons and gifts learned from the journey of her own life, relating the impact and effects from trauma as well as the holistic methodology of healing. Elaine Whitefeather has worked as a director and manager of a rural shelter program in southern California and an award winning domestic violence and sexual assault service in the Republic of the Philippines. She is currently co-owner of Whitefeather, Basinger and Associates in Sacramento, California and is on the faculty for the Center for Human Services at the University of California Davis.