Cultural Competency Certificate
The Cultural Competency Certificate (C3) is open to all staff, faculty and students of Trocaire College who wish to participate. To attain the certificate participants attend three mandatory sessions and choose four additional sessions from a list of offered workshops. These workshops are led by experts in their respective topics. Students, faculty and staff may attend any of the sessions even if not participating in the certificate program.
The Cultural Competency Certificate program is intended to increase the knowledge, sensitivity and skills in cross-cultural interactions.
The key components of Cultural Competence are knowledge gathering, skill-building, and community integration. The skills learned in the C3 program will aid participants in their chosen career, and as members of an inclusive community. Participants will have the skills to participate in a diverse workplace and care for the whole person.
Areas of training include:
- Introduction to cultural competency
- Intermediate level workshop to cultural competency
- Panel on race, ethnicity and culture
- LGBTQIAP+ cultural competency
- Disability and accessibility competency
- Gender and sexism competency
- Socioeconomic power, privilege, and oppression
- Competency on a specific religious belief each semester
How to Earn the Cultural Competency Certificate:
There are three mandatory workshops in the C3 program, and participants must also complete four of the additional workshops.
The C3 Program is meant to be done over 1-2 years. All workshops to complete the curriculum will be offered every semester. Participants are welcome to complete the certificate in a time frame that fits their schedules, taking up to two years.
Note: Sessions can be taken out of order–Introduction and Intermediate Cultural Competence–do not need to be taken before other sessions.
MANDATORY C3 WORKSHOPS
Knowledge Gathering – All participants must complete these three workshops
Introduction to Cultural Competency
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Intermediate Course to Cultural Competency
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Racial Justice Panel
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ADDITIONAL C3 WORKSHOPS
Skill Building – Complete 4 of these workshops
Ability & Accessibility
11:00 am | Rm 205
Gender & Sexism
11:00 am | Rm 260
Religion & Faith Panel
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Desmon Board Room
12:00 pm | Room 30
LGBTQIAP+: Transgender Culture
2:00 pm | Room 30
Tough Conversations with Kids
11:00 am | Room 260
*For students only
11:00 am | Room 260
*For students only
After completing the required workshops, incorporate what you learned
After completing the courses students will be required to work with the Student Life Office to host a tabling event that will provide information to the campus about a cultural organization of their choice
After completing the courses staff will be required to submit a two page reflection on how they could incorporate what they learned in the program to their work at Trocaire College
Knowledge – Participants will:
- Develop and advance self-awareness of their own identity and culture.
- Gain knowledge of cultural characteristics, history, values, beliefs, and behaviors of another cultural group
Skills – Participants will:
- Foster effective interpersonal , culturally centered communication techniques
- Respond skillfully to cultural bias in both themselves and others
Integrate – Participants will:
- Incorporate the skills and knowledge obtained through the program into their work and lives
ENROLL FOR C3 HERE
Cultural Competency Registration Form
Members of the C3 Team:
- Co-Chair: Thomas Vane, Director of Student Engagement
- Co-Chair: Shawnte Wilson, Pathways to Nursing Success Program Coordinator
- Dawne Bost, Assistant Dean of Academic Operations
- Susan Horrocks, Ph.D., Psychology Faculty
- Solomon Nelson, Ph.D., English Faculty
- Danise Wilson, Executive Director of Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center, Inc.
If you have questions, please email Tom Vane at VaneT@trocaire.edu