August 03

2022

20th Annual Cultural Diversity Conference

Reflect, inspire and engage

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2022 What to Expect

Great Speakers

Our goal is to develop cultural awareness in the community by providing practical ideas and information for working with different cultures and abilities through amazing local providers and experts.

Networking

We want you to meet new people, learn more about local services and initiate the development of a local resource network.

Celebrate DEI

Greater diversity and inclusion in our community fuels a wider range of ideas, expertise, and life experience, helping evolve our world's collective knowledge and overall mindset.

Celebrating 20 years!
Up to 6 continuing education credits
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Workshops We offer
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Conference Participants in 20 years!

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR 2022 Event Speakers

We are still building our 2022 presentations.  Please check  back regularly.

Jenny Englerth, BS

Family First Health

Anika S. M. Jackson, MS

Family First Health

Karen Rice, PhD, LSW, ACS

Millersville University

Evelin A. La Paz

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

MK Strohman, MSW, LSW, HSV

Lancaster Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13

TaLisa Ramos-Watts

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Education for the Commonwealth

Cathy Bollinger

York County Community Foundation

Kimberly Brister

WellSpan Health

Karla Tolan

WellSpan Health

Tina Nixon

UPMC Pinnacle

Aziza Kline

WellSpan Health

Parker Webb

Lititz Chooses Love

PRICING PLANS REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Registration is now open on Eventbrite. Please click the register button below to purchase a ticket. You will have the ability to choose your breakouts at that time.  If your company offers to pay for continuing education, please contact us for your coupon code. Your company will be billed for the ticket.
All access

All access

$60

25/100

All access
All access w/ CEUs

All access w/ CEUs

$90

100/200

All access w/ CEUs

2022 Conference Schedule

You could earn up to 6 CE Credits for this event. WellSpan Philhaven is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, Pennsylvania Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors.

8.00 - 8.30 AM Registration and Networking

Check-In

Please join us for check-in and networking.

8.30 - 10.00 AM Morning Keynote
Behaviors that Create barriers to Engaging Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Karen Rice, PhD, LSW, ACS

Behaviors that Create barriers to Engaging Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

This session will explore the various behaviors that impede efforts to foster an environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. These behaviors include conscious and unconscious bias, prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination, and microaggressions. To foster inclusivity and create a sense of belonging, various interrupters can be implemented. These interrupters include involve create an environment that fosters psychological meaningfulness, safety, and availability.

This sessions is eligible for 1.5 CEs.

10.00 - 10.15 AM Break

Stretch Break

Fifteen minute break for coffee, stretching, brain breaks.

10.15 - 11.45 AM Morning Break-Out 1
Language Barriers & Immigration: How Do We Bridge the Gap to Access Effective Communication?

Evelin A. La Paz

Language Barriers & Immigration: How Do We Bridge the Gap to Access Effective Communication?

This presentation aims to explore the language barriers immigrants face in the United States. These barriers may impact how they navigate simple daily life activities such as opening a bank account, to more complicated ones, including accessing healthcare services or navigating the legal system. The target audience will be exposed to a discussion about regulations that protect their rights to effective communication in certain instances as well as the resources available to service providers and the individuals with limited English proficiency or emerging English language skills.

This sessions is eligible for 1.5 CEs.
Choose 1 of 3 morning break-outs.

10.15 - 11.45 AM Morning Break-Out 2
Building Inclusive Spaces and Advancing a Culture of Belonging

Karla Tolan

Building Inclusive Spaces and Advancing a Culture of Belonging

Learn how one healthcare organization is advancing a culture of belonging with Inclusion Champions; team members passionate about DEI, trained to be allies, bias disruptors and promotors of equity for their colleagues and patients at WellSpan Health.

This sessions is eligible for 1.5 CEs.
Choose 1 of 3 morning break-outs.

10.15 - 11.45 AM Morning Break-Out 3
Women’s Health & Vulnerable Populations

Tina Nixon

Women’s Health & Vulnerable Populations

Crucial conversations on women’s health including access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare especially for vulnerable populations.

This session is eligible for 1.5 CEs.
Choose 1 of 3 morning break-outs.

11.45 - 12.45 Lunch

Lunch and Networking

12.45 - 2.15 PM Afternoon Keynote
 Panel - Learning through the bias we hold and receive.

Kimberly Brister

Panel - Learning through the bias we hold and receive.

Panelists share candidly about moments they’ve applied their unconscious bias to others and have been on the receiving end. They explore personal action steps to evaluate and reject the negative associations within implicit attitudes and beliefs.

2.15 - 2.30 PM Break

Break

Enjoy a fifteen minute brain break.

2.30 - 4.00 PM Afternoon Break-Out 1
 Leveraging the Collective Impact Framework to Engage Community Residents as Decision-Makers

Jenny Englerth, BS

Leveraging the Collective Impact Framework to Engage Community Residents as Decision-Makers

During this session, Jenny Englerth and Anika Jackson will share how Family First Health launched Connections, a collective effort by residents, businesses and organizations to build connection so families and community organizations can work together to enhance neighborhood health and well-being. Using the collective impact framework, the Connections team successfully engages in a two-pronged approach: 1) including community residents to identify community needs and make decisions about solutions, and 2) leveraging Community Health Workers to build relationships with residents and facilitate resident connection to various resources. Participants in this session will leave with a roadmap for convening a collaborative and mobilizing with residents.

This session is eligible for 1.5 CEs.

Choose 1 of 3 afternoon break-outs.

2.30 - 4.00 PM Afternoon Break-Out
 Strengthening our Culturally Responsive Approach to Healing: The Dire Need for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC Visibility & Representation in Behavioral Health Practitioners

MK Strohman, MSW, LSW, HSV

Strengthening our Culturally Responsive Approach to Healing: The Dire Need for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC Visibility & Representation in Behavioral Health Practitioners

This session is eligible for 1.5 CEs.

Choose 1 of 3 afternoon break-outs.

2.30 - 4.00 PM Afternoon Break-Out 3
 Dismantling Ageism

Cathy Bollinger

Dismantling Ageism

Choose 1 of 3 afternoon break-outs.

4.00 Conference Ends

JOIN US Get Directions

From Lebanon: Take 422 West to Annville.

From Lancaster: Take 72 North to 422 West to Annville.

From Harrisburg: Take 422 East to Annville

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Once you get to LVC

The Cultural Diversity Conference is an event of the Community Health Council of Lebanon County.