Applications are now being accepted for the Cultural Competency Institute.
The mission of the Cultural Competency Institute is to engage community leaders in creating a more inclusive campus atmosphere. Fredonia is dedicated to fostering a learning environment that cultivates respect for differences and prepares students to live and work productively in a culturally diverse and globalized society. The Cultural Competency Institute is a cohort-based, year-long series to cultivate an inclusive mindset and positively impact participants' communities.
Participants not only engage in a deeper understanding of issues through workshops, but they are challenged as a group to identify a concern on campus or in the community, research the concern and propose a feasible and practical solution.
- Gain an understanding and appreciation of other cultures, beliefs, and experiences.
- Identify societal inequities and the impacts of privilege, marginalization, and bias.
- Recognize social identities of self and others and the intersectionalities.
- Develop communication strategies to address inequities and support diversity.
- Apply an inclusive lens to effectively interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Applicants can be Fredonia faculty, staff, students, and/or local community members and should have an interest in supporting the mission of the institute.
There are a total of six, 2-3 hour sessions, planned in the evenings. Selected cohort members must be available to attend all sessions and actively participate in a small group capstone project.
- October 2, 2019 (4-7 pm)
- October 23, 2019 (4-6 pm)
- November 20, 2019 (4-6 pm)
- February 5, 2020 (4-6 pm)
- March 4, 2020 (4-6 pm)
- April 15, 2020 (4-7 pm)
- Two small group meetings (Dates & times tba)
The Cultural Competency Institute is a joint initiative of International Education, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and the Professional Development Center. This project generously funded by the Carnahan-Jackson Humanities Fund and FSA.