Intercultural Foundations

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Intercultural Foundations

Shifting Culture & Building Inclusive Communities

Intercultural Foundations uses a Healing Justice framework to equip groups and individuals with skills, tools, and knowledge to dismantle systems of oppression in ourselves, our work, and our organizations.

Program Model

Phase 1: Consultation with lead staff to discuss needs and goals of the group.  Baseline assessment of the group and individual mindset towards cultural differences is conducted. Phase 2: Workshop series provides shared language and understanding of intercultural and social justice issues.  Ongoing individual commitment to intercultural learning is supported by monthly newsletters and facilitated group meetings. Phase 3: Institutionalize equity by engaging program leads to determine how policies and programs can shift to prioritize inclusion.

Our program is structured as a long-term partnership.
Phases 1 & 2 typically take place over the course of 18 months.
We do not offer one-time trainings.

We utilize a cross-culturally validates assessment tool called the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).
The IDI measures one’s mindset towards cultural differences.

Our team develops customized workshops to meet the unique needs of our community partners.

As you your organization works to build a culture of inclusion and equity, ask:

Who is at the table?

Which voices are being heard?

What needs are being centered?

Connect with us to schedule a consultation

Email IF@ywcaofolympia.org for more information

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Reach us by phone at (360) 352-0593