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The Building Multicultural Competency Program (BMCP) is a holistic, tiered program centered on a core workshop focusing on issues of power and privilege. After experiencing the workshop yourself, you can become a core workshop facilitator and/or embed the workshop into your courses. The core workshop aims to help you and other participants:
Participants should begin the program at Step I by serving as workshop participants but are not required to participate in subsequent experiences. Click here to learn more about the core workshop.
Pay it forward. Involvement in this series at Step I will enhance elements of your teaching and learning. A deeper involvement as a facilitator can provide service opportunities that will enhance the diversity efforts of your department and/or college. What's more, many professional organizations are seeking ways in which their disciplines can become more inclusive. Research opportunities, available through this training, can contribute to this national effort.
An added benefit is a chance to connect with the "millennial" generation who, some studies report, already see themselves as global citizens. Despite this view, many undergraduates are uncertain as to how to express their desires for connectedness across racial, cultural and ideological lines. As faculty, we can assist with catalyzing change efforts through our engagement in this program and beyond. Most critically, we hope you will take advantage of the prospect of learning, developing, and growing in new ways as a member of our academic community.
This program is co-sponsored with the Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS).