By Rachel Lopez
Affinity Launches “Learning and Growing Together Series”
A discussion on race, culture, and inclusion in the mentoring relationship.
The goal of this workshop is for mentors to grow in their cultural intelligence and ability to use their expanded understanding to navigate cultural, experiential, racial, and other differences with their mentees successfully.
This will be an engaging and interactive session that deals with topics such as: cultural intelligence, cross-cultural communication, implicit bias, and healing racism.
Our goal is that attendees will walk away with:
- increased cultural intelligence
- elevated morale and energy
- better communication and problem solving strategies
- empowered to be even more effective mentors
All current mentors are encouraged to attend one of the three following training dates [a meal will be provided] :
- Wednesday, August 7th [5:30pm-8:30pm] at the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
- Saturday, November 9th [9am-1pm] at Mars Hill Bible Church
- Saturday, February 8th [9am-1pm] at Mars Hill Bible Church
About the Speaker
This workshop will be led by Julian Newman, Founder/CEO of Culture Creative, who consults across the nation with organizations on the integration of cultural awareness. He is recognized as a creative and inspirational speaker/leader/consultant in the areas of organizational diversity and cultural agility initiatives. Julian holds a CQ Certificate through the Cultural Intelligence Center, is a certified facilitator for the Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, a member of the Urban Core Collective Transformational Leaders Program, and was named to the Great Lakes Multi-Ethnic Regional Team to facilitate racial reconciliation and diversity training in Michigan faith communities.
About the SeriesThis series is part of Affinity Mentoring’s larger mission to be a more culturally responsive organization. Funds to provide this training were provided by Herman Miller Cares and Steelcase Foundation grants.