For immediate release | April 5, 2024

Preservation Week® Webinar: Cultural Competencyʻs Role Toward Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Goals

CHICAGO—Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, for the free Preservation Week® webinar “Cultural Competency's Role Toward Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Goals." Cultural Competency is the ability to function with awareness, knowledge, and interpersonal skill when engaging people of different backgrounds, assumptions, beliefs, values, and behaviors. This session will challenge you to examine personal perceptions that might surprise you and introduce strategies that will increase your awareness, values, and behaviors to increase DEIA. Three skills required to apply Cultural Competency and the four stages individuals and organizations can implement to improve relations with internal and external communities.

Cultural Competency's Role Toward Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Goals
Live Webinar: Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 1 - 2 p.m. CT


Helen Wong Smith, MLIS, CA, FSAA; President, Society of American Archivists and Archivist for University Records, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI

Registration Fees: Free for all attendees!

This free webinar is being offered as part of Preservation Week 2024, celebrated April 28 - May 4, 2024. Preservation Week is supported by Core. Follow Preservation Week on Instagram.

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