Understanding what difference, diversity and inclusion really mean and building awareness and skills to work and communicate more effectively across difference in future

Course Objectives and Description:

“Diversity” has become something of a dirty word in the USA due to tokenism, quotas and some dubious training practices. This practical, interactive workshop will help both willing and skeptical participants understand what Diversity, Inclusion and Culture are all about and why they are so important in the nonprofit environment, for their organization, for their internal and external counterparts and for themselves. They will then learn why and how people work and communicate in different ways and begin practicing how to relate to others more effectively in future.

Participants Will:

  • Learn what it means to be diverse, inclusive and culturally competent in the nonprofit environment and why it is important for our community, our organizations and us as individuals
  • Understand how their and others’ personal values, behaviors and communication styles are determined by a mixture of different cultural factors
  • Begin practicing how to work and communicate with people from other cultures more effectively in future

Ticket Information

  • Nonprofit or government workers, students, unemployed and independents(limit of 3/organization) – No Charge
  • If sponsored by small- to medium-sized businesses (limit of 3/organization) – $50.00
  • If sponsored by large-sized businesses (limit of 3/organization) – $150.00

Following this workshop, Jeremy Solomons will be introducing the new workshop, Difficult Conversations During Difficult Times – a practical, interactive half-day workshop, from 1-4p. Click here to learn more about the Difficult Conversations During Difficult Times workshop.

Instructor: Jeremy Solomons

Jeremy Solomons is the UK-born and USA-naturalized founder and president of Jeremy Solomons & Associates, which helps current and future leaders to connect and communicate effectively across all cultures – geographical, organizational, professional and individual.

From his base in Austin, he coaches, consults, designs curriculum, facilitates and trains in the areas of: Career/Life Planning; Creative Problem Solving; Cultural Competence: Leading Communities and Teams; Post-Merger Integration and Synergy; Strategic Planning; Well-Dressed Presenting and Naked Facilitating; and Whole-Brain Thinking.

In the areas of Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence, he has consulted on strategy and co-designed and -facilitated many interactive training sessions, most recently for 3M, American Cancer Society, Association of Chinese-American Professionals, Association of Texas Professional Educators, Austin Community College, Austin Energy, Austin Police Dept., Big Brothers Big Sisters, Capital Area Food Bank, Caritas, City of Austin, Communities in Schools, Dell, Farm Credit Bank of Texas, Leadership Austin, Leadership Texas, Seton Family of Hospitals, Shell Oil, Texas General Land Office, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Historical Commission, Texas Office of Immigration and Refugee Affairs, Texas State University, Texas Workforce Commission and the University of Texas.

For ACC, he has designed and delivered a series of periodical, open enrollment workshops for the CNS since 2002. Topics have covered: Communicating Effectively across Cultures; Cultural Competence; Dealing with Difficult People and Situations; Embracing Diversity and Creating Inclusion; Managing your Manager and Planning a Meaningful Career. He has also designed and led Cultural Competence workshops for ACC’s Associate Degree in Nursing, Adult Education Program and the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management.

In the past, Jeremy managed a diverse staff and worked with clients and colleagues from all over the globe, while employed as a full-time Banker, Educator and Journalist in six multinational institutions in eight countries: France, Germany, Hong Kong (and China), Israel, Itali, Switzerland, the UK and the USA. He can be reached directly at jeremy@jeremysolomons.com.

For more information on Jeremy Solomons, visit his website: www.jeremysolomons.com


Upcoming Offerings

March 29, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Difficult Conversations During Difficult Times

Following the Cultural Excellence workshop, Jeremy Solomons will be introducing the new workshop, Difficult Conversations During Difficult Times – a practical, interactive half-day workshop, from 1-4p.