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ABCs Toolkit

About the ABCs of Cultural Competence and Humility Toolkit

This toolkit was developed as a companion piece to the UACURRENT’s Awareness, Belonging, and Courageous Leadership Certification training.

The Awareness, Belonging, and Courageous Leadership Certification series contains two courses appropriate for anyone who wants to learn about diversity, equity, and inclusion as it intersects with cultural identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and rehabilitation.

Each course is comprised of four 1.5 hour class meetings in which topics are presented and discussed among the group, followed by two Communities of Practice class meetings, each of 1.5 hours duration, for a total of six class meetings in each course. Both Part 1 and Part 2 provide readings, resources, tips, and strategies that support sensitive leadership and the application of targeted professional skills.

Throughout the training and certification, participants engage with activities from the ABCs of Cultural Competence and Humility Toolkit to explore their cultural lens, take stock of their social and cultural identities, and participate in conversations that encourage trust and the building of authentic connections. Learners unpack topics such as privilege and microaggressions, and create an action plan for organizational change.

Participants will also participate in facilitated discussions about employee resource groups, cultural identity, the intersection of race, ethnicity, and disability, and LGBTQIA+ and rehabilitation.

What this Toolkit Is

The resources, tools, and suggestions in this toolkit are designed to improve employee engagement, supports development of self-awareness, and encourages courageous conversations around cultural diversity.

What the Toolkit Is Not

This tool kit is designed to be used in addition to the Awareness, Belonging, and Courageous Leadership Certification. Although this toolkit offers tips and tricks for initiating valuable conversations, this kit cannot by itself create an environment of connectivity without the buy-in of participants. When facilitating critical conversations, it is important to create an environment of shared safety and understanding. This toolkit does not seek to provide all the answers to questions or concerns that interest you. There’s much more to learn. We encourage you to do your own research, develop culturally diverse friendships, and to stay curious.

UA CURRENTS provides additional technical assistance in creating an environment of shared safety and understanding so your organization can maximize the resources of this toolkit.

Each class session is 1.5 hours and includes CRCC (ethics) hours.

Accessing the toolkits

Purchase the Participant Toolkit: $99
Purchase the Facilitator Toolkit: $249

Download Toolkit

After you have purchased either toolkit, follow the steps below to download the toolkit.

  1. Sign In
  2. Click My Registrations from the top menu.
  3. Click on the ABCs Participant Toolkit or the ABCs Facilitator Toolkit.
  4. Click Handouts and then click on the link to the toolkit.