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October 15, 2020

Thriving in a Culturally Vibrant Workplace
October 15, 2020
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Zoom


In today’s reality, diversity, equity and inclusion are vital to the long-term success of organizations. But getting from here to there can be intimidating. The transition from a single culture to one that is multi-cultural requires courage, persistence,

$25.00 Member Ticket

$25.00 Central/Finger Lakes PRSA Chapter member

$35.00 Guest Ticket

In today’s reality, diversity—in all the ways we define it, equity and inclusion are vital to the long-term success of organizations. But getting from here to there can be intimidating. The transition from a single culture to one that is multi-cultural requires courage, persistence, patience, and humility.

During our time together, facilitators from the National Coalition Building Institute will challenge us to explore our personal, organizational and chapter readiness to take the next step. We’ll do so in an atmosphere that is safe, welcoming, highly engaging and interactive. Participants will explore how their own identities and experiences influence how they engage with others, and vice versa.

Attendance will be capped to ensure the group size fosters productive conversation. If interest is high, a second session will be offered.

This session will be held virtually via Zoom. Attendees will receive the event Zoom link the day before the event.

This program will be led by Steve Jarose and Elisa DeJesus of the National Coalition Building Institute:

Steven Jarose, BS, MA

Steve Jarose is the Director of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) of Rochester, NY, Inc., a position he has held for 19 years. His career as a leader in the field of developmental disabilities introduced to him to the principles of NCBI in 1997, which he was instrumental in introducing to a workforce of 3,500 employees in western New York.

Steve has worked with organizations for more than 35 years, specializing in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. He serves on the NCBI national board and is the International Constituency Leader for the LGBTQ caucus. He serves on the faculty of the Racial Justice and Equity Initiative, and facilitates police community dialogues under the auspices of The United Christian Leadership ministry.

Steve is an Interfaith Minister, a community engagement advocate and board member at Isaiah House, a home for the dying in Rochester. His family includes his husband Marvin and a wondrously diverse assortment of plant, animal and people friends.

 

Elisa DeJesus, MS

Currently serves as Director of Diversity and Language Services at Ibero-American Action League, Inc. She has many years of experience implementing and supervising programs in the human services field. Other areas of experience include training development, conducting trainings and assessments in cultural competence.

Elisa is committed to raise the awareness of cultural diversity and cultural competence as crucial elements to create communities where peace instead of discrimination and oppression are the norm.  She believes that the journey through cultural diversity and cultural competence start very near, it start with you and me.

She has a Bachelor in Human Services from the University of Puerto Rico, a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Rochester and a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University.