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Intercultural Communication for Small Organizations

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

No cost to participate


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We are living in an historic time.  Recognizing demographic changes, structural shifts in the economy, and the impact of local and global events concerning race, ethnicity, and identity does not fully capture the complex system of interconnectedness that drives most of our day-to-day interactions.  More than ever, teams and organizations need to increase their effectiveness and cultural competency in order to face today’s challenges, communicate effectively when in conflict, meet their missions, achieve their goals, and respectfully interact with diverse constituencies and communities. This workshop will support skill-building in naming, framing, and taming cross-cultural conflicts. 
Presented by Beth Zemsky
Beth has 25 years experience working as a consultant, community organizer, psychotherapist, educator, and organizational leader including serving as the founding Director of the GLBT Programs Office at the University of Minnesota and former co-chair of the Board of Directors of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. In addition, Beth comes to this project with significant experience in designing and implementing leadership development programs from her tenure as the coordinator of Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness at the University of Minnesota where she coordinated the President’s Emerging Leaders Program, a nationally recognized year-long action learning program for a nominated and selected group of University professionals. Beth is also adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota. Beth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Adult and Community Education from Cornell University and masters degrees in Counseling Psychology and Social Work from Washington University, Saint Louis. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Diversity Trainer, and she has specialized training in coaching, facilitation, community organizing and work place mediation. In 2000, Beth was awarded a Bush Leadership Fellowship to study organizational development of social movement organizations. Beth currently lives in Minneapolis where she was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Quorum, the GLBT Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, she engages in her passions of long distance bicycling, cooking, and gardening (growing more tomatoes than a normal person could possibly eat.)

The MRAC office space has free plentiful parking in 2 surface lots on the west and east sides of the building. If ASL interpretation or other accommodation would help you enjoy this training session please contact Bethany at bethany@mrac.org or 651.523.6388.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
No cost to participate
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Bethany Whitehead


Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
2324 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55114 United States
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