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Embedding Cultural and Linguistic Competence Every Day

8:30am - October 28, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Great Lakes MHTTC
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The Great Lakes MHTTC offers this training in partnership with The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan.

The term “cultural and linguistic competence” (CLC) has been around for years. And leaders and staff of most service providing organizations embrace the concept. But, operationalizing CLC such that it makes a difference in the lives of marginalized racial, ethnic and other cultural groups remains a challenge. This session is designed to offer guidance on how to embed CLC into the infrastructure of the organization. It will present the Georgetown National Center for Cultural Competence’s Cultural and Linguistic Competence Framework and describe how selected leadership and organizational change theories can inform the change process.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Participants will be able to:

1. Describe the elements of individual and organizational CLC.

2. Identify an adaptive leadership challenge that they face in their organization.

3. Identify one organizational change theory that will help move their organization’s CLC work forward.

Presented for The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan Annual Virtual Fall Conference, Resilience and Reinvention. 


Vivian Jackson, BA, MSW, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence, Center for Child and Human Development