Butterfly Pavilion is proud to announce its 2018 Inclusivity Workshop and Discussion Series.
Inclusivity in education, interpretation and the environmental movement is critical to building and maintaining thriving community spaces and a healthy planet for all. Each workshop will include exercises, discussions, reflection and planning sessions that will allow participants to become familiar with culturally competent approaches to community engagement, workplace inclusivity and project planning. These workshops are open to all but are presented with special attention to the challenges faced in the fields of Education, Parks and Recreation, Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums.
Inclusivity through Personal and Organizational Cultural Competency
Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $ 50. Includes lunch.
Cultural competence is a key factor in enabling interpreters and educators to be effective with participants from cultures other than their own. Through a series of exercises, discussions and self-reflective activities participants will examine their personal cultural competence, increasing their ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with all people. Participants will develop awareness and build skills which will lead to increased ability to understand their cultural shaping as individuals and institutions and examine ways to be more inclusive in messaging and programming.
Participants will explore…
- The relationship between culture and the diversity.
- Looking at our individual cultural background, including privilege.
- How do cultural values shape our attitudes and opinions, and affect our behavior?
- Skills for respectful dialogue across differences that can support us at work and in the community.
- Tools and strategies to manage behaviors in work and community environments.
- What does cultural competence looks like at the organizational level?
Pick-up games, cookouts, and summer block parties: Using cultural competence to examine ways people connect to the outdoors.
Tuesday, March 24, 2018, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Cost: $35. Includes lunch.
Anyone who cares about protecting the integrity of and access to great outdoors spaces should care about the issues of diversity and inclusivity. People have trouble protecting places they don’t feel a connection to. As environmental educators connections are important to further our work. People connect to the outdoors every day, in many ways, but sometimes the ways that they connect are excluded from the greater dialogue. During this workshop learn about the importance of providing an inclusive, welcoming environment that honors and celebrates the ways all people connect to nature.
Registration information coming soon!
Inclusive Leadership: Building Culturally Competent Organizations and Effectively leading Diverse Teams
Tuesday June 5, 2018, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $ 65. Includes lunch.
To be a successful organization in today’s diverse and changing environment, we need inclusive leaders who are energizing and motivating. Studies indicate that an organization that embraces and values diversity as an integral part of its goals can have a positive impact on individual productivity, organizational effectiveness and sustained competitiveness. Inclusive leaders have the ability to create a workplace environment where each employee feels authentically valued, respected, and engaged in achieving the organizational mission and vision.
During this workshop participants will discuss:
- What cultural competence looks like at the organizational level.
- How to include cultural competence in the mission statement, policies, and procedures; hiring and retention practices; measuring cultural competence.
- Ways in which leaders are creating workplaces and teams where all employees feel valued.
- Challenges that diverse teams face and strategies to overcome and manage these challenges.
Registration information coming soon!