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Maine's Cultural Competence Institute

presented by MSBA & MSSA


About CCI

The Cultural Competence Institute Vision: The CCI will be an interactive year-long program that will cover topics essential to:

  • Developing a deep understanding of creating a culture of inclusion
  • Developing brave spaces for conversations about race in our schools
  • Creating a cultural connection for students and parents
  • Creating a sustainable practice for diversity, equity and inclusion in our schools
  • Guiding policy development in school districts
  • Recruiting, hiring and retaining faculty of color

Participants will participate in an 8 month series of 90 minute professional development modules that will end in a CCI certification. This certification will allow participants to:

  • Lead more effectively with cultural competence and cultural empathy
  • Develop practical skills for strategic planning for racial equity and justice work
  • Develop professional development for School Districts related to DEI goals
  • Develop sustainable practice for DEI work in School Districts

Session Dates and Topics 

All sessions are from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Session 1 - Sept. 14:  Cultural Building Blocks: Understanding My Cultural Identity...
Session 2 - Oct. 19:  Creating Brave Space for Courageous Conversations About Race...
Session 3 - Nov. 30:  Understanding My School's/District's Culture: Taking Inventory
Session 4 - Jan. 11:  Creating a Culture of Inclusion(1): Within the School Community
Session 5 - Feb. 8:  Creating a Culture of Inclusion(2): For Students and Families
Session 6 - March 8:  Who are My Students: Understanding Life Outside of the Class Day
Session 7 - April 12:  Developing a Sustainable Practice for DEI: Schools and Districts
Session 8 - May 10:  DEI Mentorship: How to Find One and How to be One?
*CCI Graduation Party!*

Meeting materials *** For registered Attendees only***

Please click here to access the meeting materials (the password is case sensitive). If you do not have the password to access the site, please contact Deb Swift.

Session Videos*** FOR REGISTERED ATTENDEES ONLY***

Linked below are the session videos (the password is case sensitive). If you do not have the password to access the videos, please contact Deb Swift.

Session 1 - September 14, 2020