An Intensive, Evidence-Based Training on Cultural Humility
Cultural humility, a paradigm built on ideas from Melanie Tervalon and Jann Murray-García, is an evidence-based principle that focuses on co-building and co-sustaining meaningful relationships with people from different cultural backgrounds, be that in terms of one’s race, ethnicity, class, education, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, mental health or disability status, political views, etc. Contrasting with the fraught paradigm of cultural competence, cultural humility aims to locate and generate within individuals and organizations a more purposeful, thoughtful, and substantive orientation to people who are unlike them. This lies in stark contrast to traditional methods of cross-cultural discussion and goes beyond the dead-end goal of creating “dialogue” between different people, something that does little to actually modify core attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.
CHUM’s two-day Cultural Humility Training gives participants an intimate, uniquely tailored look into the foundations and modern applications of cultural humility as well as its offshoots, cultural competence and cultural sensitivity. Participants will explore cultural humility’s genesis and the ways in which it has been used to produce inequity-reducing research, clinical practice, and policy. Equally important, our training focuses on the ways in which cultural humility has the capacity to forge high levels of satisfaction with culturally diverse research participants, consumers, and constituents as a means of building (and sustaining) capacity. Participants will have the opportunity to directly and purposefully explore their positionality, personality, and engage in acts of reflexivity without judgment, using timely case studies and immersive role-playing exercises. At the end of the training, participants will be situated to better understand, redirect, and leverage their interpersonal traits in a way that will be conducive to successful engagement with culturally diverse individuals. Participants will also be given a Cultural Humility Training Certificate and may be eligible for Continuing Education credits.
To support your effort to engage in cultural humility as a lifelong and intentional practice, trainees gain access to our “CHUMMIES,” a virtual de-stressing and cultural exchange group that we offer bi-weekly via Zoom. CHUMMIES brings together trainees and practitioners to engage in practices of self-care and self-reflection in the realm of cultural responsiveness.
Our cultural humility trainees also get ”tokens,” our cultural humility currency that provides trainees with access to other CHUM resources, such as Anchors. Anchors are confidential one-on-one 30-minute consultation sessions with a CHUM team member to discuss a specific case or issue that you\’re wrestling with professionally or personally.
Who’s this for?
Academics (staff, faculty, and students at educational and research institutions), clinicians, community organizations, businesses, policymakers
In-person; also available via videoconferencing (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.).
Length of Training
8 hours, with condensed 6-hour and 4-hour versions also available + optional 6-Month “refresher” session | “Train the Trainer” also available