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Cultural Competency Training

Utah Multicultural Affairs is committed to promoting a climate of inclusion by facilitating diversity in state government and the community. As a means of achieving this goal, Multicultural Affairs provides cultural competency training to state departments, organizations, and community leaders with the insight, direction and guidance that will increase the effectiveness of program and service delivery to diverse audiences.

The training is based on Washington State University Extension’s “Navigating Difference: Cultural Competency Training” and is designed to assist outreach professionals to work effectively across many dimensions of diversity including race, sex, age, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, religion, class, philosophy and culture.

The training is limited to 30 participants and includes 18 hours of training, training materials, and lunch. Overall, participants receive 18 hours of training and leave with a better understanding of how to:

  • Engage in culturally diverse settings, initiatives and programs;
  • Integrate cultural competencies in the planning, implementation and evaluation of programming; and,
  • Practice strategies for successful intercultural communication in professional settings.

Interested individuals are encouraged to check back for the next training opportunity.