Multicultural Education

Multicultural education strives to create an inclusive environment where all employees feel welcome, respected, and valued. It seeks to break down barriers that may prevent your team from reaching their full potential.

What is multicultural education?

Multicultural education is an approach to teaching that recognizes and values the diversity of people in the organization. It is not a one-size-fits-all approach; multicultural education requires educators to be flexible and adapt their teaching methods, education programs, and school curriculum to meet the needs of their student population, which is most oftentimes working professionals across all organizations and industries, to achieve educational equity.

Multicultural education takes into account the diversity of individuals across an organization, also referred to as equity pedagogy. It is based on the belief that all should have equal access to this education, regardless of their race, orientation, disabilities, and cultural background.

Multicultural education has been shown to improve workplace and academic achievement for all working professionals, not just those from minority groups. Public schools and higher education alike are governed by education policies mandated by state or federal laws, but even working-class adults can benefit from multicultural education in their company or organization.

There are many different ways to implement multicultural education. Some common approaches include incorporating diverse perspectives into the organization, hiring a more diverse team, and increasing support for employees and students of color or those from underrepresented cultural groups.

The goal of multicultural education is to help students and working class adults become successful in an increasingly diverse world, achieve equal professional and educational opportunities, and create a more just and equitable environment for all.

In the organizational context, Coach Diversity’s Multicultural Education Training Program for 2022 is designed to promote social cohesion by engaging diverse students in exploring their cultural practices and other cultures. They also learn about society’s diverse cultures to promote mutual respect among different people. Students are taught subject areas that equip them with vital skills necessary for navigating a multicultural world.

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The Importance of Multicultural Education

Multicultural education is essential for preparing working professionals to live and work in an increasingly globalized world. It provides cooperative learning experiences that cater to varying learning styles and multicultural perspectives.

Multicultural education is essential because it helps working professionals understand and appreciate the cultural diversity within our society. It also helps them develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work effectively with people from different backgrounds.

Multicultural education can help reduce prejudice and discrimination by teaching working professionals the value of diversity and the different practices of diverse groups. It promotes cross-cultural understanding and respect for others.

Multicultural education promotes social justice and civil rights by closing the achievement gap and providing learners with access to quality resources and materials. 

This training can provide a holistic approach to student learning by incorporating multiple perspectives into the multicultural curriculum—helping working professionals develop a better understanding of the world around them and become more accepting of others from different cultures.

Who benefits from this training?

Multicultural education will be beneficial for those who interact with people from other cultures regularly and those who want to learn more about different cultures. 

The Multicultural Education Training Program 2022 is designed to foster understanding and respect for other cultures, employing teaching strategies that equip the following in their cross-cultural interactions:

  • Employee Engagement Managers
  • Diversity Officers
  • Human Resource Officers and Managers
  • Learning and Development team

Multicultural education helps organizations—corporations, government, universities, and non-profit organizations—that are trying to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Coach Diversity prepares leaders, BIPOC, and workforces to step up to the challenges and problems that arise from implicit bias and other complex employee and organizational issues. This training will help your organization implement educational leadership and talent development for diverse employees and support your organization’s career development and diversity pipeline development goals.

Coach-Approach training is offered to employees at all levels of the organization, in small- to large-size groups. Individual coaching is designed for leaders or employees at any level, and a coach is a custom selected to create a powerful pairing with each client.

Choose the right learning path for you or your team

With the increasing diversity in today’s world, it’s more important than ever to be aware of and be sensitive to different cultures. Investing in multicultural education is a great way to ensure that your team is equipped to work effectively with people from all cultures.

PATH 1: Associate Diversity Coach

Associate Diversity Coach (ADC) involves 60 training hours. Attend Session 1 Coaching Foundations and complete the remaining hours virtually. This diversity and inclusion certification curriculum includes coaching foundations. You will be able to begin your coaching practice with a solid foundation of core coaching competencies. No additional in-person classroom time is required.

What you get:

  • 30 hours of in-person training (Session 1)
  • 6 virtual learning labs
  • 12 peer coaching hours
  • 10 mentor coaching hours
  • 2 hours self-study writing assignment

This diversity training certification program takes approximately 4 months to complete. This designation helps you qualify for the ICF membership and apply for the ICF’s certification and credentialing through the ACC ACSTH Path.

PATH 2: Certified Professional Diversity Coach

Certified Professional Diversity Coach (CPDC) includes 125 training hours. Attend Session 1 Coaching Foundations; Session 2 Coaching & Cultural Competencies; and Session 3 Inclusive Leadership & Business Development.    

The CPDC level certification curriculum includes coaching foundations, advanced coaching techniques, more profound emotional intelligence work, CoachDiversity’s model for diversity and inclusion, cultural competence, and leadership and business development. You will learn the coach-approach to developing cultural competence as a certified diversity professional. The topics covered:

  • Developing awareness of the cultural difference
  • Cultivating a non-judgmental attitude toward difference
  • Transforming bias toward inclusion
  • Coaching principles and cultural competency
  • Minority stress
  • Managing conflict around diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Coaching micro-aggressions

What you get:

  • 90 hours of in-person training (Sessions 1, 2 & 3)
  • 6 virtual learning labs
  • 12 peer coaching hours
  • 10 mentor coaching hours
  • 2 hours self-study writing assignment
  • 5 hours of business development

This diversity inclusion certification program takes approximately six months to complete. This designation helps you qualify for the ICF membership and apply for the ICF’s certification and credentialing through the PCC ACSTH Path.

No matter which route you choose, taking steps to learn more about multicultural education will benefit you and your team. Learning about other cultures can help your organization create a more inclusive environment for everyone.

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Multicultural Education Discussion Topics

  • Developing a sense of the equal distribution of power among all individuals and groups.
  • Strength and value of cultural diversity.
  • Developing a sense of human rights and respect for cultural diversity.
  • Changing discrimination in society.
  • Developing acceptance for social justice and equal opportunity for all people.

Build a more culturally aware team with Coach Diversity Institute

Multicultural education can help create a more culturally-aware organization by educating participants about different cultural backgrounds and practices. It can also help leaders and the workforce better understand and appreciate the unique perspectives that each person brings to the table. 

By learning about other cultures, your team will be better equipped to work together effectively and respectfully.

Coach Diversity Institute offers a variety of training and learning paths that can help you and your organization become more culturally aware and understanding. We provide educational resources on sensitivity, unconscious bias, diversity and inclusion, cultural competency, inclusive leadership, and many more. 

Benefit from improved teamwork and tremendous respect for others within your organization. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you build a more culturally aware team.

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