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Leadership Center

Building Cultural Competence

Building Cultural Competence is a leadership development program that equips leaders with the skills to build bridges across the cultural, political, and social divides in our region and country.

What is Building Cultural Competence?

Turn your awareness into action and become a leader of change. Building Cultural Competence is a leadership development program that equips leaders with the skills to build bridges across the cultural, political, and social divides in our region and our country. As a participant, you will widen your perspectives and deepen your understanding of others and yourself, helping you grow into a more effective leader capable of embracing difference as a competitive advantage and leading a cultural shift within your organization.

Program Objectives

  • Measuring the cultural competence of the participants and charting improvements over time
  • Enhancing understanding of one’s own worldview and cultural identity, including implicit/unconscious bias
  • Increasing knowledge of differences viewed through race, ethnicity and gender
  • Equipping participants with tools for communication and behavior that bridge differences
  • Creating an ongoing, cross-cultural dialogue that examines how we increase inclusion in our region
  • Fostering a network of individuals, companies and groups who serve as champions of change in our communities

 

Target Participants:

Business, non-profit, and community leaders from all sectors

Curriculum

 

  • Skill building for cultural competence from awareness to knowledge to
    skills
  • The impact of our emotions (EQ) on how we relate to and deal with
    differences
  • The impact of moral foundations on decision making
  • The neuroscience of bias and strategies to mitigate bias
  • SMART goals with a focus on action planning designed to create system change and impact

Program Timeframe:

April 2023 – June 2023

All sessions run 8:30 AM-12:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted April 11, 2023 – Opening Reception & Kickoff (4 – 6:30 p.m.)

  • April 25, 2023 – Session 1
  • May 9, 2023 – Session 2
  • May 23, 2023 – Session 3
  • June 8, 2023 – Session 4
  • June 27, 2023 – Graduation (4 – 6 p.m.)

Applications:

Applications for Class 10 are closed. To receive notifications for future applications, fill out the interest form below.

Application Fee:

$50 (non-refundable). Applicants will be asked to pay via credit card at the end of the online application process.

Questions? Contact Devona Stripling at dstripling@cincinnatichamber.com

Pricing:

$1,500 for Chamber Members

$2,500 for non Chamber Members
*Partial scholarships may be available for those with financial need, and can be requested within the application. Payment plan options are also available.

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Meet Your Coach

Priya Dhingra Klocek
President & CEO, Consultant On The Go LLC.

Priya is a business consultant, executive coach, mentor, and facilitator. Her mission is to help organizations manage and develop their most important assets: People. Her consulting practice,…

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Priya is a business consultant, executive coach, mentor, and facilitator. Her mission is to help organizations manage and develop their most important assets: People. Her consulting practice, Consultant On The Go LLC, focuses on diagnosing and improving the fundamental human interactions upon which all successful businesses are built. Priya has more than 18 years of experience working with a variety of organizations on employee development, communication, change management, emotional intelligence, global diversity, and cultural competence. Priya has extensive experience in conducting skills assessments, analyzing results, and facilitating debrief sessions. Priya’s corporate experience includes working for companies like Ashland Inc., Convergys, Great American Insurance, and Fifth Third Bank. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from the College of Mount St. Joseph and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development from Xavier University. She is certified in various assessment tools and methodologies, and is a coach practitioner.

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Meet Your Program Leader
Devona Stripling
Devona Stripling
Director, We Excel and Diverse By Design

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Discover the Right Leadership Center Program for You

The Leadership Center at the Cincinnati Regional Chamber offers leadership development programs that are built to grow and strengthen the regional talent base by developing civic-minded leaders. If you’re an individual looking to apply or a talent leader interested in sending employees through our programs, let us help you find the programs best suited for your goals.