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Cultural Intelligence Training Series

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About the Series

Cultural intelligence (CI) or cultural quotient (CQ) is having the capacity to relate and work effectively with different groups of people and across cultures. Cultural intelligence goes beyond cultural awareness and political correctness. It articulates the core competencies and skill sets necessary for true diversity, equity and inclusion to exist within your organization. This new virtual training series will examine the various elements of cultural intelligence and how to operationalize it in your local agency and your community. 

The series will take place from April through July 2022 with one (1) two-hour session per month. The training is designed for staff and appointed or elected officials at California cities, counties and special districts. All sessions are free to attend, but space is limited and registrations are required.

Remaining sessions topics include:

  • Session 2: Developing the Language of Cultural Intelligence – Building a Living Glossary – Wednesday, May 25 – Register Here                                    
  • Session 3: Managing Conflict Through the Lens of Equity - June
  • Session 4: Mastering the Art of Crucial Conversations Using CI – July 

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About the Instructor
Jacques S. Whitfield is a seasoned Human Resources Executive with over 25 years of experience in human resources management and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB). Whitfield is a Principal HR Consultant with CPS HR, where he serves as the DEI Learning and Education Team Lead. Prior to joining CPS HR, Whitfield served a six-year tenure as the Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for the Yuba Community College District where he was responsible for management and oversight of the HR operations for the district and is credited with revitalizing and streamlining the program. Whitfield is a subject matter expert in performance management, employee engagement, diversity, equity and inclusion and state and federal EEO compliance matters. Whitfield is also a subject matter expert in transformational leadership development. He is highly accomplished in successfully working with others to develop professional skills and improve employee effectiveness through training and development.

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