College of Social Work to Host Diversity Workshop

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2016) The University of Kentucky College of Social Work will be hosting Roger Cleveland on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, for a Diversity Training and Workshop.


Cleveland is an associate professor in the College of Education and director of the Center for Education Equity and Excellence at Eastern Kentucky University. He was recently on a panel at the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Intercultural Awareness Day at UK. Cleveland has conducted cultural competency workshops for other units on campus, including one last spring for faculty in the College of Health Sciences.


The training and workshop, “Culturally Competent Organizational Culture,” will take place from 2–4 p.m., at the Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall, and is open to all students, faculty, staff and community members.

Learning Objectives:

  • Present the concept of cultural competency and its guiding principles for implementation.
  • Establish the importance for continuously building our skills towards cultural competence and recognize the value-added outcomes for the organization.
  • Present a framework in which to understand the impacts of institutional power and privilege.

Two free continuing education units (CEU's) will be offered for attending the event. If you would like the CEUs, pre-register with Leigh Oakley ( If you are teaching this semester, encourage your students to attend — the workshop also might serve as a related learning event for students in field.  


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