The Color of Culture

Multicultural Competence Training with Tiffany Taylor Smith & Debby Irving

Available Dates

Available by request


Cost varies based on organization type, location, and scope of work

Please direct engagement inquiries to Cynthia Pesantez, Community Engagement & Operations Director ~

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The Color of Culture

What Can My Organization Expect?

  • A chance to step back from the day-to-day approach to cross-cultural HR, workplace, and social interactions that leave you feeling frustrated and confused.
  • An exploration of U.S. social groups and how they interrelate.
  • Insight to invisible cultural forces that undermine best intentions.
  • An opportunity to hear unspoken truths that, when unspoken, hold divisive patterns in place.
  • New understandings and skills that develop your ability to be adaptive and successful in multiple cultural settings.
  • Increased ability to create a more inclusive culture be it in your corporation, faith community, school, or home.

Tell Me More About The Training

Without a shared framework to understand U.S. history and dynamics of power and privilege, institutional and individual hopes and initiatives for a more equitable world can be elusive. Good intentions can yield surprisingly lackluster results if we don't have a grasp of the cultural context in which we are operating. What are the unwritten rules of success in U.S. culture? Who determines them? Monitors them? Challenges them? Without making visible the unwritten rules of race, class, gender, religion and other differences, patterns of power and privilege, we can — despite our best intentions --unknowingly reproduce them. Join us for a day of transformational learning about how cultural assumptions, communication styles, implicit bias, micro aggressions, and engrained social habits influence our daily experiences and shape our community cultures. Participants will leave with tools to better understand their personal and professional environments as well as to be effective equity change agents.