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 and will be available on-demand.
- March 13, 2018 (now available on-demand) MCC Webinar #1: "The NWI Multicultural Wellness Wheel: An Inclusive Approach to Holistic Health and Wellness" (see below) 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" 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 #1:
The NWI Multicultural Wellness Wheel: An Inclusive Approach to Holistic Health and Wellness
Original Air Date: March 13, 2018
Presenters: Deborah Wilcox, PhD, and Eirasmin Lokpez-Cobo, MA, CPHWC, ACC
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Multiculturalism openly recognizes the cultural needs and contributions of all the groups in a society with special emphasis on those groups known to have been neglected and or marginalized within society. The Multicultural Wellness Wheel (©2016 National Wellness Institute, Inc.), developed by the NWI Multicultural Competency (MCC) Wellness Committee, is a conceptual map to graphically depict the elements and intersections of multicultural competency and wellness. As a conceptual map, the Multicultural Wellness Wheel focuses on three pillars for optimal and lifelong well-being that will be addressed in this webinar: 1) Personal and Family, 2) Community, and 3) Worksite Wellness.
This webinar will also discuss the MCC Academy taking place that the 43rd Annual National Wellness Conference, June 20, 2018, in St. Paul, Minnesota. The 2018 MCC Academy continues to build on accomplishments of past Academies and Symposium by preparing wellness professionals to develop and administer their wellness process from the personal context of their client. Academy attendees receive guidance in how to develop an awareness of not only their own cultural values, but also of their biases. Academy participants also learn to value the worldviews of others and acquire culturally appropriate interpersonal skills. To aid in this process, the NWI MCC Wellness Committee developed a Multicultural Wellness Wheel--highlighted in this webinar--to provide the larger platform required to represent multicultural values and beliefs and to create a system of inclusion of all different peoples and groups into the structure of wellness.
Following this presentation, participants will be able to:
describe multicultural competency best practices of knowledge, awareness, and skills within the wellness and healthcare professions.
explain how applied multicultural competency builds healthy relationships across human and cultural differences.
identify ways to promote inclusiveness in practice and within communities.
About the MCC Webinar #1 Presenters
Deborah Wilcox, PhD, Special Advisor, is the Founder/ CEO of Confluency Consultants and Associates, a consultancy enterprise that provides comprehensive services in Multicultural Organizational Development, Workplace Diversity and Inclusion, Operations, Strategic Planning, and Wellness Coaching with a practice focus on Group Process through Sustained Deliberative Dialogue. Her practice mission is to incorporate multicultural competency and inclusion best practices within organizations by bringing people together across their cultural differences to work through difficult and complex issues that support goal attainment. Dr. Wilcox is the recipient of the 2014 Multicultural Award of Distinction from the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA), which recognizes her outstanding contribution to the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Professions, Integrated Healthcare Program at Metropolitan State University–Denver, Colorado.
Eirasmin Lokpez-Cobo, MA, CPHWC, ACC, is a Strategic Marketer with 15 years of experience building brand equity in marketing, media, and advertising agencies in the U.S. and in Latin America. She holds a master’s degree in Digital Marketing and Marketing Analytics and a Master’s degree Strategic Communications. Eirasmin has dedicated the last eight years of her career to making an impact on the wellness industry. As a Wellness Strategist, she has experience designing effective and culturally relevant programs for communities and corporations. She is also an ICF Certified Professional Health & Wellness Coach with numerous corporate and community wellness certifications. Eirasmin is Board Member at the National Wellness Institute and Founder & Director of the Wellness for Growth Foundation, an organization that empowers underprivileged Hispanic families through integral wellness education.