Cultural Competencies Webinar Open to All

Kathy Obear

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity will host a webinar viewing of “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Deepen the Cultural Competencies of Your Faculty and Staff” and subsequent dialogue. The viewing will take place on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm in Witherspoon Student Center, Room 126 (the Washington Sankofa Room).

Dr. Kathy Obear, president of the Alliance for Change Consulting and Coaching and co-founder of the Social Justice Training Institute, will provide training resources, tools and a framework to analyze where your institution is, where you need to be and how you can deepen the cultural competencies of your leaders, faculty and staff.


Participants will develop:

  • the ability to identify the skills and competencies that administrators, staff and faculty within the institution should demonstrate in their roles;
  • training resources that will help deepen the cultural competencies of leaders, staff and faculty to serve the full breadth of students, leading to increased student persistence and graduation and increased staff/faculty retention;
  • tools to help leaders analyze their institution’s current culture and climate using a 6-stage model, Multicultural Organizational Development (MCOD);
  • critical considerations to develop a 12-18+ month professional development plan to deepen the cultural competencies of leaders, faculty, and staff.


Participation in this webinar and dialogue is free to NC State faculty and staff.

Dr. Tracey Ray is assistant vice provost for student diversity.