National Wellness Institute Multicultural Competency Webinar Series: An Inclusive Approach to Holistic Health and Wellness
NWI’s Multicultural Competency (MCC) Wellness Committee has organized four free webinars to provide participants with knowledge, awareness, and skills in multicultural competency within the context of wellness and healthcare practices. Throughout the webinar series, participants will learn about the the Multicultural Wellness Wheel and will discover how they can learn more about this important topic by attending the Multicultural Competency Academy and other breakout sessions taking place during the 2018 National Wellness Conference.
Individuals are encouraged to attend all four webinars (one per month, March through June), but may attend individual webinars if desired. Each webinar in the series requires separate registration, and all registrants receive access to the webinar recording. Continuing education credit is available for participation in the live webinars.
To learn more about the webinars in this series and reserve your spot in them, click on their titles here:
All webinars take place from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CDT.
- March 13, 2018 (now available on-demand) MCC Webinar #1: "The NWI Multicultural Wellness Wheel: An Inclusive Approach to Holistic Health and Wellness" presented by Deborah Wilcox, PhD, and Eirasmin Lokpez-Cobo, MA, CPHWC, ACC
- April 10, 2018 (now available on-demand) MCC Webinar #2: "Engaging Multicultural Populations and Creating Partnerships to Achieve Wellness" (see below) presented by Aldrenna Williams, DrPH
- May 8, 2018 MCC Webinar #3: "Creating and Fostering a Culture of Transparency and Trust--An LGBTQ Perspective" presented by Andrew Derry, MA, RYT
- June 5, 2018 MCC Webinar #4: "How to Effectively Lead Millennials" presented by Romy Antoine, CCWS, CPT, CHC
MCC Webinar #2:
Engaging Multicultural Populations and Creating Partnerships to Achieve Wellness
Original Air Date: April 10, 2018
Presenter: Aldrenna Williams, DrPh
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Multiculturally competent wellness professionals must acquire the skills and knowledge as well as develop cultural humility/empathy required to engage individuals from walks of life different from their own. This is necessary to establish empowering relationships with clients and to work together to create the partnership required to achieve wellness. This webinar will describe how the cultural needs and contributions of all the groups in a society must play a central role in the design or strategy of any effective and impactful wellness program. Webinar participants will learn how to build a sense of community by establishing meaningful and trusting relationships that show they respect each person’s cultural practices and values and not judge and validate them by comparing them to our own. Participants will be made aware of the steps to address the critical need for wellness professionals to become multiculturally aware and competent to effectively work in partnership with diverse populations in society, with special attention given to those who have been ignored in the past, if wellness is to be achieved and/or maintained.
Following this presentation, participants will be able to:
define the difference between equity and equality and the obstacles to achieving equity.
describe the role multicultural competence plays in building community, establishing trusting relationships and addressing wellness needs of diverse populations.
list at least six strategies to improve multicultural competence and enhance wellness programming.
About the MCC Webinar #2 Presenter
Aldrenna Williams, DrPh, has over 30 years of experience in providing culturally appropriate services, health equity and inclusion, and project management with private organizations and federal agencies. She is currently the Technical Expert Lead for a federally funded clinical technical assistance criminal justice (CJ) contract supporting grantees providing treatment services to CJ involved populations. Dr. Williams has a DrPH Health from George Washington University and MS in Health Promotion Management from American University, both in Washington, DC.