Free

Changing the Dynamic: Creating A Healthy Organizational Culture

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Chicago Literacy Alliance | Literacenter

641 W. Lake Street

2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60661

View Map

Event description

Description

In order to provide quality arts programming that is culturally relevant, organizations must build an intentional culture that supports quality teaching and learning. Organizational leadership and staff must continuously work towards a strong sense of personal self-awareness and towards understanding and addressing the not-so-apparent systems of inequalities within the organization's structures and processes.

Participants will:

  • Understand how your orgranization defines equity and inclusivity

  • Learn strategies to recognize and address implicit and explicit biases across the organization

  • Engage in exercises to assess the state of affairs in your program(s) with regard to cultural responsiveness

Continental breakfast will be provided.




  • Lisa Gilmore, LCPC, M.Ed.

    Lisa Gilmore, LCPC, M.Ed. | Session Co-Facilitator

    The Morten Group

    Consulting Associate

  • Keisha Farmer-Smith, Ph.D.

    Keisha Farmer-Smith, Ph.D. | Session Facilitator

    The Morten Group

    Senior Consulting Associate


Dr. Keisha Farmer-Smith’s years of youth development experience include managing afterschool programs and coordinating services for DCFS youth. She earned a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Illinois in 2011, where her research applied participatory action and standpoint theory in evaluating outcomes for youth development programs. Dr. Farmer-Smith was an integral part of Morten Group’s work with The Chicago Community Trust’s LGBT Community Needs Assessment; her expertise in research and data was essential in the design of the various survey tools used to gather data from over 2,000 respondents for the benefit of the larger Chicago LGBT community.




Lisa Gilmore joined Morten Group for “Your Voice! Your Health!,” a University of Chicago research study on shared decision-making between LGBT people of color and their healthcare providers. She also facilitates racial equity trainings and diversity, equity, and inclusion workshops. Previously, Lisa served as Director of Education & Victim Advocacy at Center on Halsted, where she provided victim services and guided the work of the Anti-Violence Project; the Legal Program; professional training and technical assistance; and the implementation of the Center’s formal systems-level advocacy efforts. Lisa has served on the Governance Committee of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs since 2010.
Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Chicago Literacy Alliance | Literacenter

641 W. Lake Street

2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60661

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved