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Diversity in Language and Communication

Event Type: SWFLN Webinar
Date: 12/2/2021
Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
 Our country, state, and region are becoming increasingly diverse. At the same time, the importance of effective communication continues to grow. And now, since growing diversity can make effective communications more difficult, we need to discuss diversity in language and communications. This webinar will focus on:
• Quick recap our previous Diversity and Inclusion sessions;
• The changing demographics of our country / state / region;
• The criticality of communications / terms / words within diverse communities;
• Introducing Cultural Competence;
• Deep Dive 1 - Communications norms across the generations;
• Deep Dive 2 – Communications norms across cultures;
• Hints and tips for effective communications in diverse settings; and
• A survey of “proper” and “forbidden” words and terms in various constituencies.
Public Library staff will find this webinar beneficial since public libraries serve very diverse communities where helpful communication is critical.
Academic Library staff will be interested in this webinar as the student bodies at academic institutions continue to become more diverse and more international.
School Librarians and Media Specialists will benefit from this webinar because today’s students are the most diverse in our country’s history, and students needs to learn communication skills to work in today’s diverse, global economy.
Special Libraries will be interested in this webinar because communicating effectively with the increasing diverse users of special libraries is tantamount to providing excellent client service.

Location: Web Based Training
Registration Ends: 12/2/2021 at 8:00 AM
Other Information:
 About the Presenter: Stan C. Kimer, Founder and President of Total Engagement Consulting and Vice President of Training for the National Diversity Council, is recognized as a consultant and trainer with unique skills in employee development and workplace diversity (specialization in LGBT – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender.) Stan formed his own consultancy around these areas in 2010 following a 31-year successful diverse, multi-functional career at IBM. Since that time, he has added additional areas of deep expertise into his portfolio, including unconscious bias. He is active in leadership roles in dozens of community and civic organizations including as a volunteer instructor on his church denomination’s leadership development faculty. In 2013, the Triangle Business Journal recognized Stan with one of their Leaders in Diversity – Role Model awards. Stan received his MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and BS in Management Science from Georgia Tech. In his spare time, Stan trains as a competitive adult figure skater.
Contact: Luly Castro
Contact Number: (239) 313-6338
Presenter: Stan C. Kimer
Status: Openings

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