Deepening Your Cultural Humility & Cultural Competence 

Join us on ​Tuesday, February 23, 2021
​@ 12 PM - 1:30 PM

One of the most significant aspects of doing business in an increasingly global economy (as well as communities that grow more multi-ethnic and multicultural each day) is the challenge of sustained interaction between people who are different from us in various ways. Even the simplest of encounters can often leave all parties, including clients and customers, feeling confused, frustrated, offended, or (worst of all) seriously hurt—even when everyone involved began with the best of intentions. This program focuses on cultural competence which includes a discussion of personal implicit or unconscious biases and the potential impact they may have on professional and personal relationships. We will also discuss practical tools and memorable strategies, both for your own benefit and when interacting with colleagues, clients, or customers.

Michael Kahn

Michael Kahn holds a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law, and practiced law with the Attorney General’ s Office for the State of New Jersey for 6 years. Although he left the practice of law in 1991, his work thereafter has kept him involved in the lives of lawyers in various capacities. Following a stint as Assistant Director of Career Services with the Tulane University School of Law, Michael obtained his M. Ed. in Counseling from UNC-Greensboro in 1994, and shortly thereafter became a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of North Carolina.

Michael’ s areas of focus in his psychotherapy practice have included anxiety, depression, grief/loss, career satisfaction and men's issues, and he has worked with adolescents and adults in individual and group therapy settings. In 2012, he relocated to Oregon, where in addition to continuing his speaking career, he served as an Adjunct Professor at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education & Counseling and co-facilitates grief groups for lawyers.

Michael currently resides in Vancouver, BC, where he serves part-time on the counseling staff of the Lawyers Assistance Program of British Columbia. He continues to present training seminars and workshops on ethics, grief, wellness, diversity and inclusion, and other topics for lawyers and mental health professionals throughout the U.S., Japan and Germany, including for the U.S. military

Topics Covered
  • Understand the importance of cultual competence and awareness
  • Explore the ways that implicit biases or unconcious biases that we all have may show up
  • Recognize the way that implicit/unconcious biases can affect interactions
  • Understand the possible sources from which these biases arise
  • Identify best practices for mitigating their effects

BCEA, AEA & EFC Members : Free | Non-Members : $25 + GST

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