Moving Toward Inclusive Practice- Seeking out Stories

About this Episode

In this episode, Dr. Phibbs discusses the sphere of seeking out stories as we move toward inclusive practice.  Through her research, sharing stories and examples, she guides the listener to  see why cultural competence is important for helping professionals.  Dr. Phibbs  asks the listener to think about “What are the stories I tell myself?”,  to help us understand how we internalize stories.

As you listen to the first episode, “Seeking out Stories”, think about the following questions:

How do we start these conversations with other people?  How do we have these conversations with our staff?  How do we bring stories “into our own”?

Guest Bio

Anne Phibbs, PhD is Founder and President of Strategic Diversity Initiativesimbed into podcast page and brings over 25 years’ experience helping organizations advance their equity, diversity, and inclusion goals.  Anne has extensive experience in training, teaching, curriculum development, and training of trainers. She has delivered workshops and classes to participants in corporate, government, higher education, nonprofit, healthcare, and faith community settings.

Anne served as GLBT Student Services Director at Metropolitan State University, and at the University of Minnesota she served as Director of the GLBTA Programs Office and Director of Education in the Office for Equity and Diversity. Anne built a successful diversity and inclusion leadership program at the University of Minnesota, with a focus on emotional intelligence (EI), and she is an EI Practitioner certified in the EQ-i2.0 and EQ360 method.  Anne earned her PhD in Philosophy and Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota and lives in Minneapolis.

Additional Materials

Cultural Competency: Awareness – Action – Advocacy, 2018 Military Families Learning Network Virtual Conference

Storytelling for Cultural Competence, 2018 Military Families Learning Network Virtual Conference

Advocacy Action Plan, 2018 Military Families Learning Network Virtual Conference

Adichie, Chimananda Ngozi, The danger of a single story, TEDGlobal 2009 (18.49)

Zayid, Maysoon, I got 99 problems … palsy is just one, TEDWomen 2013 (14:13)

Steele, Claude M.  (2011. ) Whistling Vivaldi:  How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do 

Gray, Dave (2016). Liminal Thinking:  Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think 

This material is based on work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, U.S. Department of Defense Award Number 2015-48770-24368.

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