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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

3:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
Designing Effective Questions for Assessing Cultural Competence:  Issues, Consequences & Strategies for 21st Century Hiring

Audience: Administrators, Faculty, and Trustees

Hear why assessing the cultural competence of applicants for any position at an independent school is critical to continuing school success. Learn the characteristics of effective and ineffective hiring questions, and the differences in assessment for hiring administrators, faculty, or staff. Hear how we can sabotage our efforts by inappropriate use of search committee members and processes. Leave with examples that you can immediately apply to hiring processes in your schools.

Cris Cullinan, PhD helps develop strategies for increasing equity and recognizing and eliminating structures, policies, and practices that support institutionalized privilege. She helps organizations build culturally competent leadership and implement strategies to remove barriers to equality. She is the author of “Finding Racism Where You Least Expect It,” which appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, May, 2002. She holds a PhD from the University of Oregon in educational policy and management and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Michigan State University.

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