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Cultural Competency Summit

Counseling and Testing Center, Multicultural Center, University-Wide

Multicultural Programming

Groups Served
Collegiate, Faculty, Graduate, Other, Postbaccalaureate, Postdoctoral, Pre-Collegiate, Staff

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Britto, William; Lee-Barber, Jill
wbritto@gsu.edu
404-413-1584

Address
55 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Institutional Funding (e.g., President's Office, Provost Office, College or Academic Unit, Departmental Funding)

Overview

The Multicultural Center collaborates with the Counseling and Testing Center for the annual Cultural Competency Summit. In this collaboration, the Multicultural Center will focus on a student development track that will allow students the opportunity to engage in dialogue with peers on diversity, inclusion and social justice concerns. Our goal is to prepare them for global citizenship by fostering cultural humility and providing inclusive leadership development.

Benefits

1. Knowledge of various academic subjects and research
2. Access to mentors, role models and safe spaces
3. Public speaking skills
4. Gain access to resources and services
5. Network with key professional members of the community
6. A chance to engage in transformative dialogue with key professional and peers

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Not discipline specific (University-Wide)

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Other, All of the Above

Race/Ethnic Group
Other, All of the Above

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
08/01/2018

Number Served
101-500

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Rosa Clemente

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ training/coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, modules, professional development etiquette, facilitated discussion, panel, summit, educational programming, speaker series),Speaker honorarium/stipend, cultural competency training (workshop, certificate, course), Celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

This summit celebrates research and learning in the areas of counseling, race/ethnicity, gender and sexuality, religion, ability and socio-economic status. This will be a host of seminars and presentations.

Self-efficacy Emphasis

Research and Professional Development; Networking with key faculty and staff; cultural understanding; multicultural competence

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

This summit celebrates research and learning in the areas of counseling, race/ethnicity, gender and sexuality, religion, ability and socio-economic status. This will be a host of seminars and presentations.

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Specialized Pedagogical practices (e.g. multicultural teaching practices; usage of gender pronouns)), Specialized Curricula/Workshops (e.g. training for participants, directors and/or faculty on imposter syndrome, implicit bias, microaggressions), Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues),Development of Academic Sense of Belongingness (e.g. Meetings with doctoral scholars, peer researchers, exchanges at academic conferences), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Institutional alliances, Knowledge transfer to the community (e.g., parents, peers, stakeholders), Publication opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Evaluations of the summit and its sessions

Evaluation Methods

average attendance to events, program survey(s)

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

attendance, presenting at a conference/symposium

Outcome Milestones

Community building, sense of belonging, identity development; gaining research practice; multicultural competence

Key Performance Indicators

Event attendance; survey ratings

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
08/01/2018

Number Served
101-500

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Rosa Clemente

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ training/coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, modules, professional development etiquette, facilitated discussion, panel, summit, educational programming, speaker series),Speaker honorarium/stipend, cultural competency training (workshop, certificate, course), Celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

This summit celebrates research and learning in the areas of counseling, race/ethnicity, gender and sexuality, religion, ability and socio-economic status. This will be a host of seminars and presentations.

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

Research and Professional Development; Networking with key faculty and staff; cultural understanding; multicultural competence

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

This summit celebrates research and learning in the areas of counseling, race/ethnicity, gender and sexuality, religion, ability and socio-economic status. This will be a host of seminars and presentations.

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Specialized Pedagogical practices (e.g. multicultural teaching practices; usage of gender pronouns)), Specialized Curricula/Workshops (e.g. training for participants, directors and/or faculty on imposter syndrome, implicit bias, microaggressions), Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues),Development of Academic Sense of Belongingness (e.g. Meetings with doctoral scholars, peer researchers, exchanges at academic conferences), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Institutional alliances, Knowledge transfer to the community (e.g., parents, peers, stakeholders), Publication opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Evaluations of the summit and its sessions

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

average attendance to events, program survey(s)

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

attendance, presenting at a conference/symposium