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Annual Enhancing Cultural Competency Conference

The Offices of Diversity & Equity and Human Resource Management are preparing for the 3rd Annual Enhancing Cultural Competency Conference.  This half-day experience will create awareness around issues of cultural competency and inclusion as it pertains to our campus. The conference format incorporates an interactive lecture with small group facilitated discussions.


Date: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, 8:30 am-12:00 pm, Registration starts at 8:00 am

Location: Kansas Union Ballroom


Download Conference Materials Here

Conference PowerPoint



Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Kansas sponsored events. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided during the Cultural Competency Conference. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in this conference, please contact the ADA Resource Center for Equity and Accessibility, 1456 West Campus Road, Room 103 Carruth O’Leary, phone: 785-864-4946, five days prior to the conference.


  • Differentiate between diversity, multicultural, cultural competency, & social justice
  • Describe your personal identities and identify biases
  • Apply strategies for creating an inclusive environment within your unit/department at KU 

Topics covered:

  • Privilege
  • Oppression
  • Intersectionality
  • Implicit bias
  • Microaggressions

Quotations from past participants:

“In all areas of my life, I want to learn more, experience more and understand more — as it pertains to multicultural environments, people with all kinds of differences.”

“Great job creating a safe environment in where we can identify biases, ourselves, and share personal stories.”

“Awareness begins the work to creating inclusivity”

“This training/conference gave us a starting point to continue to actively be aware of how each of us are being inclusive on a daily basis.”

“I came in with little knowledge.  Leaving empowered with so much more. Many, many thanks to the facilitators.”

“Thanks to my facilitator who probed us to discuss/workshop "action steps" for us each individually.”

“Our discussions led to sharing ideas to creating inclusive departments.”

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