Morning Session

Learning to Live without Labels: A Strategy for Developing Multicultural Values

 

Opening—Let's Get Set!

  • The purposes are to provide facilitators with information and suggestions to successfully launch the seminar;

  • To provide participants with information regarding their personal needs throughout the seminar; and

  • To provide participants an opportunity to meet the C.E.O. (s), if applicable, and hear his/her support and encouragement for the Learning to Live without Labels Seminar.

Module 1—Let's Go!

  • The purposes are to introduce participants to Dr. Paul Christiansen, the founder of the Diversity Network Institute and author of the Learning to Live without Labels Seminar; and

  • To provide a foundation upon which the seminar was developed and to provide expectation and encouragement for Participant.

Video Segment —Let's Get Acquainted!

  • The Purposes are for Participants to be introduced to Dr. Christianen;

  • To be provided with expectations for the seminar and to be given encouragement for taking an active role in the Seminar;

  • To understand what is expected to learn and grow by participating in the seminar; and

  • To become encouraged about participation in the Learning to Live without Labels Seminar.

Overview of Video Content

  • Welcome

  • Motivation for Development

  • Dr. Christiansen's Research

  • Multiculturalism & Cultural Diversity Confusion

  • Purpose of Seminar

  • Name of Seminar Reflects Concepts and Principles Presented

  • Expectations for Participant

Module 2—What's A Multicultural Individual?

  • The purpose is for Participants to develop a foundational understanding of culture upon which cultural diversity awareness, acceptance, appreciation, and accession strategies and other skills can be developed.

Video Segment—What Is Multiculturalism?

  • The purposes are to understand that culture is established by a person's beliefs which lead to one's expectations, attitudes and behaviors;

  • To understand the foundation of culture and its components; to understand that there are non-multicultural and multicultural lifestyles; and

  • To understand the foundational pillars of multiculturalism.

Overview of Video Content

  • Definition of Culture

  • Components of Culture

  • Cultural Lifestyles (Monocultural, Bicultural, Polycultural & Multicultural)

  • Four A's of Multiculturalism. (Awareness, Acceptance, Appreciation & Accession)

Postworkshop—What Is Multicultural?

  • The purposes are to understand the multicultural lifestyle; and

  • To apply this understanding to their lives.

Module 3—What Forces Shape Culture?

  • The purposes are to look beyond labels and see people as individuals and to understand how one culture influences another.

Video Segment—Can You See Beyond Labels?

  • The purposes are to understand that people have been both scientifically and popularly classified and labeled;

  • To understand that the use of classifications and labels encourages stereotypes and can lead to racism;

  • To understand how they are affected by their own culture; and

  • To understand how their culture affects others around them.

Overview of Video Content

  1. Classifications of People (Rachel, Ethnic & Cultural)

  2. Forces That Shape Culture (Internal & External)

  3. Culture in Transition (Past, Present & Future)

Postworkshop—What Are Your Labels?

  • The purpose is for Participants to apply to their lives the insights gained from considering how labels have hurt them and others.

Module 4 —What are Your Values?

  • The purpose is to learn to separate a genuine concept of multiculturalism from a number of misconceptions that people have about multiculturalism and cultural diversity.

Video Segment—Why Value Multiculturalism?

  • The purposes are to understand the importance of valuing multiculturalism; and

  • To understand the interrelationship between needs common to all people and multiculturalism.

Overview of Video Content

  • Why Value Multiculturalism?

  • Difference between Unification's External conformity and Multiculturalism's Internal Transformation

  • Basic Needs Common to All People (Security, Acceptance & Significance)

Postworkshop—What Are Your Priorities?

  • The purposes are for Participants to discover that they have priorities whether they are conscious to them or not;

  • To discover that their priorities are related to their value systems; and

  • To accept others regardless of their differences.

Module 5—How Is Culture Transformed?

  • The purposes are for Participants to discover the way they make comparisons and how these comparisons affect their communication.

Preworkshop—How Do You Compare?

  • The purposes are to make comparisons and observations; and

  • To write their observations.

Video Segment—Change the Root—Change the Fruit!

  • The purposes are to understand the process of internal, transformational change;

  • To understand the relationship between internal transformational change, the Four A's of Multiculturalism and multicultural beliefs, expectations, attitudes and behaviors;

  • To understand how comparisons are made; and

  • To understand how making comparisons is related to biases and prejudice.

Overview of Video Content

  • Comparisons (Oranges to Apples Analogy)

  • Four A's of Multiculturalism and Tree Analogy

Postworkshop—How Did You Compare?

  • The purposes are to make further comparisons; and

  • To discover how they are making comparisons

   
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