Welcome to our Training Information section where you can become familiar with our training held throughout the year and stay updated on the current training schedule.
As a congregation, we have declared our commitment to inclusivity and equity. This was evident from the responses in the current listening posts and congregational questionnaires – bias, discrimination, exclusion bubble up to the top of our holy discontent for most of us at St. Luke’s. We are happy to offer a workshop on culturally intelligent (CQ) approach to identify, disrupt, and mitigate unconscious bias.
This personalized, interactive, and research-based workshop is designed to help participants explore their individual biases as well as the systemic bias present in organizational processes, practices, and policies. Participants will leave the workshop with culturally intelligent strategies to disrupt and mitigate biases in their lives based on personal assessment.
Prior to the workshop, participants must complete the self-assessment. The Cultural Intelligence Center conducts the assessments and compiles personalized reports for each participant. St. Luke’s Missions will process payments through our arrangement with the Center.
- Measures CQ Drive, CQ Knowledge, CQ Strategy and CQ Action
- Maps 10 of cultural value preferences
- Provides personalized Development & Action Plan
- Provides comparison of CQ Scores with Worldwide Norms
Date: Tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 25, 2024
Time: 9:00a.m to 1:00 p.m. (tentative)
Cost of assessment: TBD
If you are interested in registering for this workshop, please contact Peggy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facilitated by: Mariam Mengistie
Executive Director of Missions
Certified CQ and CQ Unconscious Bias Trainer
The Cost of Poverty Experience/COPE is a three-hour simulation and debriefing experience that provides a brief glimpse into what it feels like to walk for a month in the shoes of families trying their best to just survive with incomes between 100% and 200% of the federal poverty level. C.O.P.E. is an invaluable experience for people who, instead of merely talking about poverty as a problem, choose to be part of the solution to end poverty. This training is appropriate for middle school age and older individuals.
COPE has been offered in Central Florida for the past 4 years to over 1500 cross-sector community leaders from law enforcement, higher education, public schools, non-profit organizations, and faith communities.
Upcoming Date: TBA
Be a part of the solution to reducing poverty in our community!
Poverty Solutions Group is licensed to offer COPE throughout the state of Florida.
This 4-hour virtual Bridges out of Poverty experience (including breaks) will cover mental models of social class, registers of language, the eleven critical resources to thrive, and help participants consider organizational changes that would help individuals and families break the cycle of generational poverty. Participants will become equipped to engage in long-term collaborative initiatives like the Circles Campaign.
Upcoming Date: TBA
Led by nationally certified facilitators through aha! Process, Inc. (www.ahaprocess.com)
Go All In
Participants will cover the “hidden rules” of class (poverty, middle, and wealthy) and help people from all walks of life to better understand and communicate with people from a diversity of backgrounds based on the work of Ruby Payne. Participants will also gain a better understanding of our community transformation vision, how St. Luke’s understands mission from a United Methodist perspective, what the Bible says about poverty, and asset-based development.
This class will meet the requirement for Circles Allies, Family Advocates and others interested in serving in relationship-oriented mission ministries.
Meet Jesus on The Road
Mission Effectiveness 101: Moving Beyond Benevolence
The Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation is an interactive tool which helps participants learn how federal policies created structural inequalities, and how these policies increase hunger and poverty in communities of color.
Bob Lupton, the author, has more than 30 years of community transformation experience in Atlanta. He wrote this book with the hope of offering tools and inspiration for the development of healthy, community driven programs that produce deep, measurable, and lasting change – transformative charity that produces community development.
CQ is the capability to function effectively in a variety of cultural contexts—including national, ethnic, organizational, generational, and many other cultures. Enhance the multicultural understanding and effectiveness of your ministry with this only evidence-based assessment of Cultural Intelligence (CQ). This is for anyone wanting to participate in a global ministry team or serving locally in a cross-cultural setting.
Upcoming Event Date: TBA
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