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WSU: Multicultural Education Certificate

 

Beam Project Type: Project in Available Phase

Demographic differences (e.g., ethnic, racial, socioeconomic, gender, sexuality, religious, linguistic, and physical/cognitive) characterize members of our social and professional communities. The Multicultural Education Certificate Program is designed to prepare professionals to work more effectively with diverse clientele within their respective education, health, law enforcement, social service, faith, non-profit, arts, military, business and industry sectors throughout Olmsted and Winona counties. This certificate program provides participants with the opportunity to both analyze their own cultural experiences and work more closely with both clientele and their communities to examine how services can be provided in a more equitable manner.

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Collaboration

Lead Organization: Winona State University

Confirmed Collaborators:

Potential Collaborators: Diversity Council ; Journey to Growth Diversity and Inclusion Committee ; Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce

Detailed Description

Strategy

1. Collaborate with community sector leaders to form advisory committee to outreach

2. Build out the content, Enable participation, Activate passion and Model inclusive, collective change from individuals to sectors to society

3. Establish  Advisory Committee framework

 

Impacts

PlanScape

Level 1: Arts & Culture ; Best Practice ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Education

Level 2: Sector ; Best Practice ; Business Process ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Globalization

DMC:

Community Health:

Results

A growing number of community members who have been professional trained in effecting changes in multicultural effectiveness that scales to a particular industry sector level (health care, manufacturing, education, etc).   

Indicators (What are some of the signs that progress is being made?)

Number of certifications

Improvement in a sector's IDI profile

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Key Activities

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Status Reports
Related PlanScape Status on: Arts & Culture, Best Practice, Diversity and Inclusion, Education

June 13, 2016: WSU: Multicultural Education Certificate Collaboration with Chambers

WSU collaborating with Chambers to promote multi-cultural cerficate program.

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December 26, 2015: Engaging the community to serve on WSU's multicultural advisory council

In the December meeting, NW, AL, GT discussed the positioning of the education program in the context of other diversity/inclusion education programs being offered by Diversity Council and other organizations (J2G D&I and Chambers, for example). 

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January 14, 2019: City of Rochester Vision, Principles and Priorities

City Council COW was shown this Rochester Vision Document. 

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January 12, 2019: Open Beam: A "For Purpose" Entity

OpenBeam (being evolved by Al Lun and Erik Lundquist) is exploring to use the PowerShift extension of Holacracy to build out a for-purpose organization that features radically transparent organizational structure designed to be devoid of traditional territorial, ego-centric, command-and-control bureaucratic structure. 

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December 21, 2018: Chateau Theater Request for Proposal

The RFP is open to all interested parties and has a submission deadline of February 15, 2019.

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December 19, 2018: CHNA Meeting and News

December 13, 2018 CHNA meeting minutes. 

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December 12, 2018: History Center to present Traveling While Black

The “Traveling While Black” exhibit being developed by the History Center of Olmsted County will chronicle the challenges faced by black motorists prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

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December 11, 2018: Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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November 17, 2018: Race Exhibit 2018

Reviving 2009 Race Exhibit in a condensed version.

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November 12, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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Last modified by support on 2017/08/25
Created by support on 2015/07/04

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