As the United States becomes a more racially and ethically diverse nation, it is important for leaders to respond to individuals’ varied perspectives, values. and behaviors. Failure to understand and manage social and cultural differences has significant consequences in healthcare, education and in the general welfare for people as color. The National Transitions of Care Coalition defines cultural competence as “the process by which individuals and systems respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, languages, classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, and other diversity factors in a manner that recognizes, affirms and values the worth of individuals, families, and communities and protects and preserves the dignity of each.”
New Detroit provides cultural competency training to individual companies and organizations that desire to address specific topics that lead to equity. We work with leadership of these companies and organizations to identify racial disparities within their work and customize trainings with pertinent data and share resources that allow them to better serve diverse populations.