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Strategies for Creating Culturally Intelligent Organizations

This is the final program in the ‘Building Culturally Intelligent Organizations Series’. Participants will learn how to apply their newly gained knowledge into practice and will be awarded a certificate upon completing all three programs in the series.

Key Program Information
Series Building Cultural Intelligence Certificate Series
Delivery Format Online

Learn actionable steps to implement EDI in your workplace

Creating culturally intelligent organizations and workspaces has become increasingly important and critical for success in today’s workplace. In response to the need for practical strategies to implement Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) throughout different levels of a business or organization, this virtual training seminar was developed to help business leaders, supervisors, and business owners advance EDI goals within their respective departments. 

As a culmination of the three-part series, this program aims to answer the question “what’s next?” After learning about creating safe, inclusive spaces and understanding microaggressions and bias, participants will learn how to bring their knowledge of diversity back to their organizations. Instructors will discuss the business case for diversity at businesses and organizations and give tactical tools and plans on how to impact employees and leaders. Participants will learn what they can do to create inclusive environments, no matter what position they hold at their organizations. 

Participants will examine equity, diversity, and inclusion through six dimensions: 

• Strategic alignment 

• Training and education 

• Individual assessment 

• Representation

• Climate 

• Decision making 

After completing this session, participants will come away with tangible ideas and realistic goals to implement in their places of business to offer a more inclusive and culturally intelligent working environment. 

This is a Tier 2 program in a 3-program series. Prerequisites for this program are ‘Microaggressions and Bias in the Workplace’ and ‘Safe Spaces: Honoring Gender and Sexuality in the Workplace’. Attend all three programs to earn a certificate in ‘Building Cultural Intelligence’.

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Who Should Attend

Business and organization employees and supervisors, educators, social workers, other human health services employees, health care providers


  • Demetrius Smith

    Dr. Demetrius Smith is the Program Director for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He has a wealth of experience in implementing diversity programming and intentional discussions involving equity and inclusive organizations. He also brings experience in consulting with organizations through strategic planning and assessing organizational performance evaluations of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

    A native of Decatur, GA Dr. Smith began his work at UW-Eau Claire in 2018 after spending time at Middle Georgia State University serving in several student affairs roles. He received his Doctor of Education from the University of Georgia in Student Affairs Leadership. Dr. Smith has several publications in Student Affairs with many of his work involving equity, diversity, and inclusion. His research interests include Diversity, Recruiting and retaining people of color, Inclusive organizations, and Black Male success in higher education. He has presented at national and local conferences as well as for organizations. The topics of some of the presentations include, “How to create inclusive workspaces”, “Working with Diverse Environments”, and “Developing and Cultivating an Inclusive Intelligent Mindset”.

  • Dang Yang

    Dang Yang is the Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) at the University of Wisconsin‐Eau Claire (UWEC). In this role, he leads and supports a team of professionals who provide direct student support services for students of color, supports university-wide efforts in equity and inclusion, and collaborates with stakeholders in strategic initiatives that foster a welcoming climate across the campus and community. Prior to joining UWEC, Yang was the Diversity Manager at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) where his department served students with disabilities, multicultural students, international students, and nontraditional occupation students. In addition, Yang also served as the Multicultural Recruitment & Retention Coordinator in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin‐Stout, where he served as the Director of the TEACH Support Network, a program providing comprehensive support for traditionally underrepresented pre‐service teachers in training. Yang is a life‐long learner who is passionate about student success. As such, Yang’s research interests have included examining student leadership development among students of color, as well as exploring how dominant cultural narratives perpetuate inequities in higher education and its impacts on students of color. He graduated from UWEC with a B.A. in Public Communications and from the University of Minnesota‐Twin Cities with an M.A. in Multicultural College Teaching & Learning. Yang and his partner live in the Chippewa Valley with his two children. Yang loves to read, is an avid traveler, and enjoys active outdoor activities all year round.  

CEU Information

Participants will earn 6 Contact Hours upon completion of this program.

Additional CEU Information by Profession: 

Wisconsin Social Workers

Our programs qualify as continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all listed programs.

Wisconsin Substance Abuse Counselors

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services approves contact hours for programs consisting of relevant content taught by qualified presenters. Contact our office with questions about specific program approvals.

Wisconsin Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Licensed Counselors

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Educators and School Psychologists

Continuing education programs from the University of Wisconsin campuses may qualify toward your Professional Development Plan (PDP).

Other Professions

Contact your professional board or organization for specific continuing education requirements.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages children and adults with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted in writing to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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