Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence: Foundational Application to Practice

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Designed for individual practitioners and teams, join members of the Share Collaborative team and take the next or first steps on your Equity + Inclusion journey. As an individual practitioner, ensure you are providing services respectful of the person's self-ascribed identity; as a leader, address quiet quitting, turnover and enhance your culture of inclusivity and belonging.

Bring yourself or bring your team! If you provide direct support to served persons, colleagues, or are a leader of teams, this foundational session of Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence will support you to begin or enhance your skill to deliver services and/or create a culture of inclusivity and respect. Support everyone to show up as their whole self — colleague or served person.

The goal of this exploration of Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence is to enhance your ability to serve increasingly diverse client populations and work with increasingly diverse teams. We will explore in dedicated conversations the four principles of Cultural Humility: Self-Reflection and Lifelong Learning, Client as Expert, Community as Expert and Institutional Self-Reflection, Investment + Modeling. This course will prepare you to disrupt the Continuum of Oppression by applying the 4-Principles of Cultural Humility to avoid bias, prejudice and 'isms (racism, orientation-ism, gender-ism and more).



At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe an approach to providing services respectful of the served person's self-ascribed identity.
  • Apply the 4-Principles of Cultural Humility.
  • Apply the Agreements to have ongoing conversations about culture and identity.



Introductory - Intermediate

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Overview: Extra Information

This virtual class is being offered remotely at the listed days/times. Details, including instructions for accessing the online learning platform via the internet or dial-in option will be provided to registrants.

Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 4
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units .4
American Psychological Association - Continuing Education Credit 4
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Substance Abuse Counselors - Continuing Education Credit Hours 4
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Marriage and Family Therapists - Continuing Education Credit Hours 4
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Social Workers - Continuing Education Credit Hours 4
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Licensed Professional Counselors 4

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Ashley Kuehl at ashley.kuehl@wisc.edu or 608-265-4267

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Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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Meet your instructors

Shawn Smith

is a founder of Share Collaborative a human services professional development organization based in Milwaukee, WI and a Certified Motivational Interviewing Trainer and Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) Member. Share Collaborative's goal is to guide professionals in learning how to engage with people struggling with the impact of trauma in ways that support them choosing to heal and transform their trauma while revering their identity. Shawn has 20+ years of applied and practical experience as a direct service provider, program director, and agency leader in residential treatment, criminal justice, education, youth services, and workforce development settings; and is a Certified Motivational Interviewing Trainer and Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) Member. He is an early adopter of Cultural Humility and in 2015 initiated the first trainer of trainers with the founder Melanie Tervalon, MD, MPH.

Adesola Oni

(Augsburg College, MSW) began her career as a Juvenile Correctional Officer in 2005. She provided support and supervision necessary to meet the needs of youths in various programs. In 2007, she worked as a Social Worker and primarily provided individual, group and family counseling and evidenced based interventions for 8 years. Adesola also served as an Evidence Based Practice curriculum trainer from 2012 till 2017. In this role, she developed and delivered training with curriculums in the areas of Motivational Interviewing, Assessment, and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions and has provided trainings to individuals in the fields of human services, corrections, and education. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. Adesola currently works in a role that guides provision of innovative and equity based responses in the Juvenile Justice System. Adesola is a graduate of Augsburg College, MN with a Masters in Social Work. She is also a graduate of University of Minnesota, Twin Cities MN with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a minor in African American and Foreign Studies. She holds an Independent Clinical Social Work License and has been appointed by the governor of Minnesota to serve on the Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council for the Department of Human Services.