Building Blocks of DEI: Intercultural Principles
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About the Event
About the topic: Intercultural principles are powerful assets that when used effectively increase intrapersonal/interpersonal communication, enhance cultural mediation and conflict resolution skills, and strengthen inclusive organizational culture. In this presentation, participants will learn about interculturality, its importance to DEI, and study proven techniques to develop an intercultural toolset. Best of all, the resources shared transcend professional boundaries and can be applied to all industries.
About the speaker: Adán De La Paz oversees the International Student Services Office and is an advisor to the Inclusion & Intercultural Engagement Department at The College of Idaho. He co-leads all programming to advance underrepresented domestic and international student engagement and advocacy, serves as a task force member for campus Inclusive Excellence Initiatives, assisted in the restructure of the institution’s Council on Diversity & Inclusion, and is a founding member of the College’s Representation, Inclusion, and Equity (RIE) Alliance. Adán is also a recipient of the 2020-21 Association of International Educators (NAFSA) RISE Fellowship conducting investigations and developing resources related to the intersection between intercultural development and DEI.