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Real World Solutions to Real World Problems

Cross-Cultural Collaborations: Embracing Authenticity, Humility, and Vulnerability to Strengthen Positive Social Change

Panel Discussion and Workshop

March 26 at 10 a.m. Central Time

 

Building on Walden University’s strong mission toward advancing positive social change, we are pleased to announce the 3rd virtual event in the Real-World Solutions for Real-World Problems learning series, Cross-Cultural Collaborations: Embracing Authenticity, Humility, and Vulnerability to Strengthen Positive Social Change.

In this panel discussion with workshop break-outs, attendees will build self-awareness to promote competency and walk away with new methods; tools; best practices, models for discussions, and insights about collaborating with people across cultures to infuse a more inclusive approach in their work to foster social change.

The workshop will begin with a Keynote by Dr. Denise Boston, Walden University’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, followed by an expert panel moderated by Dr. Stephanie J.W. Ford, then we will break into discussion groups to focus on one our themes of authenticity, humility, and vulnerability as well as cultural metacognition.

We will then have two rounds of 1-hour breakout sessions, with a 30-minute break for lunch in between, and will bring everyone together for an inspirational final closing session. (Moderated by Ashley Burton and Lyda Downs)

Executive Sponsors

  • Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, Vice Provost
  • Dr. Bill Schulz, Director, Center for Social Change / Academic Initiatives

Lead

  • Dr. Brian Ragsdale, Senior Core Faculty, School of Psychology

Members and Organizers

  • Dr. Denise Boston, Vice President Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Dr. Stephanie J. W. Ford, Senior Core Faculty, School of Counseling
  • Molly Raymond, MSW, Associate Director, Center for Social Change

Presenters and Panelists

Presenters

  • Welcome: Dr. Brian Ragsdale, Senior Core Faculty, School of Psychology
  • Keynote: Dr. Denise Boston, Vice President Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Panel Moderator: Dr. Stephanie J. W. Ford, Senior Core Faculty, School of Counseling
  • Closing Plenary: Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, Vice Provost
  • Closing Remarks: Dr. Bill Schulz, Director, Center for Social Change / Academic Initiatives

 

Panelists

  • Dr. Tylon Crook, Counseling, Faculty
  • Nykol Eystad, MLIS, Library, Manager
  • Dr. Jennifer Gess, Counseling, Faculty
  • Dr. Lisa Kangas, Management & Technology, Senior Core Faculty
  • Dr. Nina Nabors, Psychology, Senior Director
  • Ellen Zamarripa, MA, Writing Center, Instructor and Coordinator

 

Breakout Session Facilitators

  • Dr. Tylon Crook, Counseling, Core Faculty
  • Dr. Aundrea Harris, Psychology, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Dr. Lisa Kangas, Management & Technology, Senior Core Faculty
  • Dr. Nina Nabors, Psychology, Senior Director
  • Dr. Veronica Oliver, Writing Center, Instructor
  • Dr. Brian Ragsdale, Psychology, Core Faculty
  • Molly Raymond, MSW, Center for Social Change, Associate Director
  • Dr. Bill Schulz, Center for Social Change, Academic Initiatives, Director

Resource Repository

General Resources

Covering

Cultural Metacognition

  • Article: Montuori, A., & Fahim, U. (2004). Cross-cultural encounter as an opportunity for personal growth. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 44(2), 243-265.
  • Article: Collaborating Across Cultures by Michael Blanding

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