Given the current situation in our country and world we must move from cultural competence toward a posture of cultural humility. As defined by Tervalon & Murray-Garcia (1998) Cultural Humility is the “ability to maintain an interpersonal stance that is other-oriented (or open to the other) in relation to aspects of cultural identity that are most important to the person.” Dr. Pérez will share what the difference is between cultural competency and cultural humility and provide strategies on how you as a leader can develop a posture of cultural humility so you can integrate into your work and professional life.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Joel Pérez is owner of Apoyo Coaching and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). He specializes in career transitions, career coaching, coaching professionals of color navigating predominantly White organizations, and professionals that want to develop their cultural humility. He has a certification in the MBTI, Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and is a certified coach through the Academy of Creative Coaching. He also currently serves as an adjunct instructor for Brandman University in California in the Educational Doctorate in Organizational Leadership. He has over 20 years of experience in higher education, having served most recently as vice president and dean of students at Whittier College. He has previously served as the dean of students at Seattle Pacific University, and in a variety of roles that encompassed residence life, student activities, and student leadership at Pomona College and Chapman University. He also served as the chief diversity officer of George Fox University in Oregon.
Joel is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director of the Immigration Resource Center of San Gabriel Valley, which provides low-cost immigration legal services, educational events, and connection to local community resources. He also serves on the board of Degrees of Change, which prepares diverse, homegrown leaders to succeed in college.
Joel earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Biola University, an M. Ed. in College Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Claremont Graduate University. Joel has been married over 23 years and has four children, and he enjoys cheering on the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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