BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//wp-events-plugin.com//6.4.7.3//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:16@iowaheadstart.org DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20231018T090000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20231018T153000 DTSTAMP:20230927T214532Z URL:https://www.iowaheadstart.org/events/committing-to-cultural-competency -workshop/ SUMMARY:Committing to Cultural Competency Workshop DESCRIPTION:Don't delay! Get signed up today! Deadline to register is Octob er 9th at 5pm.\nOpen to all Early Childhood Programs!\nIowa demographics a nd populations are growing ever more diverse and children are leading the way. Early Childhood Education leadership teams are invited to attend a on e-day workshop on October 18\, 2023 to learn the five essential cultural c ompetencies that allow individuals and organizations to function optimally in a changing world. The workshop will address cultural competence skill- building and a framework for understanding and promoting equity along the four levels of equity: personal\, interpersonal\, organizational\, and sys temic. Leadership teams will spend time discussing aspects of the four lev els of equity\, reflect on their own practices and work towards the goal o f fostering an ongoing commitment to change at an individual and organizat ional level through concrete activity\, reflection\, and self-directed lea rning.\n\n\n\nThis training will consist of structured activities and disc ussions that address the five cultural competencies adopted by Early Child hood Iowa:\n\nIndividual:\n\n Awareness and acceptance of differences\n Awareness of own cultural values\n Understanding dynamics of differences\ n Development of cultural knowledge\n Ability to adapt practice to the c ultural context of children and families\n\nOrganizational:\n\n Valuing d iversity\n Cultural self-assessment\n Managing the dynamics of differenc es\n Institutionalization of cultural knowledge\n Adaptation to diversit y in policies\, values\, structure\, and service\n\nThe training will conn ect these competencies to other equity resources and principles including the ECI Equity Guiding Principles and the Head Start Multicultural Princip les.\n\nPresenter: The prior Iowa Head Start State Collaboration Office Co ordinator for 17 years\, Tom Rendon has interacted and advocated for Head Start as a passionate leader in our community. In retirement he continues the charge to bring attention and a voice to issues of diversity\, equity and inclusion.\n\n\nLunch: Included\nLocation: Holiday Inn and Suites\, 48 00 Merle Hay Road\, Urbandale\, Iowa\, 50322\n\nBOOK AND PAY ONLINE\n  \; CATEGORIES:Professional Development LOCATION:Holiday Inn and Suites Des Moines - Northwest\, 4800 Merle Hay Roa d\, Urbandale\, Iowa\, 50322\, United States X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=4800 Merle Hay Road\, Urban dale\, Iowa\, 50322\, United States;X-APPLE-RADIUS=100;X-TITLE=Holiday Inn and Suites Des Moines - Northwest:geo:0,0 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Chicago X-LIC-LOCATION:America/Chicago BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:20230312T030000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0600 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:CDT END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE END:VCALENDAR