Cultural Competency and Unconscious Bias

February 05, 2020

Hosting Org: Nassau Queens Performing Provider System

Date: February 5, 2020

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: 145 Community Drive, Great Neck NY 11021

Event LinkCultural Competency and Unconscious Bias

Cultural Competence refers to an ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures. Cultural competence comprises four components: (a) awareness of one’s own cultural worldview, (b) attitude towards cultural differences, (c) knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews, and (d) cross-cultural skills. Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.  

 Unconscious biases are social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. Unconscious bias is far more prevalent than conscious prejudice and often incompatible with one’s conscious values. This program will introduce participants to the concepts of cultural competency and unconscious (or implicit) bias to help with their understanding of the importance of communicating with people of cultures other than their own, and discusses strategies to reduce unconscious bias.


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