Peggy Mitchell Clarke
Instructor Peggy Mitchell Clarke
Product Id 601714
Duration 90 Minutes
Version Recorded
Original Price $295
Special Offer Price $10
Refund Policy
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Increasing Cultural Responsiveness, Diversity, and Inclusiveness


Today's institutions are more diverse than ever. Diversity includes not just race and ethnicity, but also other areas of difference such as age, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, and abilities. Discrimination, racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, and other forms of prejudice are pervasive in our society. It is essential to leverage the differences, strengths, and values of every member of our communities to advance inclusiveness and increase success and productivity.

This workshop emphasizes the importance of cultural responsiveness, diversity, and inclusiveness, and provides practical strategies for fostering engagement and empowering all members of your institution. You will gain insight into your own current values and evaluate your perceptions and perspectives about those who are different from you. You will identify beliefs, emotions, and/or behaviors that may interfere with interpersonal interactions. You will identify preliminary strategies to foster engagement and empowerment and advance inclusiveness.

Why should you attend: As our society becomes more and more diverse, if you fail to engage the talent and strengths of members of marginalized and underrepresented groups, your institution will fall behind.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Examine inclusiveness, cultural responsiveness, and their benefits
  • Increase awareness of ethnocentrism and microaggressions
  • Gain insight into your own current values
  • Evaluate your perceptions and perspectives
  • Identify beliefs, emotions, and/or behaviors that may interfere with interpersonal interactions
  • Discover how cognitive biases negatively impact inclusiveness
  • Explore your own Implicit Associations
  • Identify preliminary strategies to foster engagement and empowerment
  • Identify strategies for becoming more culturally responsive and inclusive

Who Will Benefit:
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Diversity Trainers & Mentors
  • Diversity Champions & Advocates
  • Executive and Life Coaches
  • College/University Faculty
  • College/University Staff and Administrators
  • Disabilities/Accessibility Services Staff
  • Residence Life and Student Life Staff
  • Advisors
  • Retention Specialists, At-Risk Population Specialists
  • First Year College Experience/New Student Orientation Coordinators
  • Professional Development Coordinators and Trainers
  • Veteran Services
  • Behavioral Intervention Teams
  • Human Resources

Speaker Profile
Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke is a clinical psychologist, mental health consultant, and retired psychology professor who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brown University and her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. Dr. Clarke worked as a psychotherapist in a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, and served on the Colorado state board of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and as an executive officer for the Virginia and Rocky Mountain chapters of the Association of Black Psychologists. Her experience in higher education includes teaching psychology for 19 years at colleges and universities in Virginia and Colorado and serving as Director of Faculty Professional Development at Community College of Aurora and Associate Director of Career and Counseling Services at Christopher Newport University. She currently serves on the Behavioral Intervention Team at Community College of Aurora and is the President of Living Well Press, LLC, a mental health and wellness consulting firm and publishing company.

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