More efforts needed to promote cultural competence

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This work of growing cultural competence that so many have committed to in the wake of the racial disparities reports is necessary on many levels.

To be sure, promoting cultural competence has been part of the agenda for many in Madison for some time now. But the urgency of the moment makes more efforts needed and every effort welcome.

Next week, Community Shares of Wisconsin continues this important work with a two-day Cultural Competence Leadership Institute that will help nonprofits, government agencies, businesses and individuals better prepare to serve diverse groups, build staff capacities and foster community relationships.

Let’s face it: We all need help accepting the challenges of understanding cultural differences and similarities, including power and privilege. The institute’s curriculum will help us do that.

We appreciate Community Shares’ valuable contribution to this work. You can find more information online at.