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Strategy 11: Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities

Infrastructure > Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities.

Join professional groups and listservs to stay up to date on information related to diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence.

Updated On 09/21/2018

Strategy 12: Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities

Infrastructure > Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities.

Review strategic plan for priorities of diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competency. Where priorities are lacking, update strategic plan in collaborative, open, inviting manner with internal and external partners.

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Strategy 13: Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities

Infrastructure > Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities.

Where additional ideas are needed, review diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence initiatives, Toolkits, and strategic planning process from other organizations.

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Strategy 14 to Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities

Infrastructure > Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities.

Funding and policy impact equates to power. Help community organizations gain and sustain power through co-applying for grants, sharing funds, building mentorship and partnerships into grant proposals, creating grant opportunities for community organizations, collaboratively developing products and contributing to published literature, and turning over successful projects to community organizations so the Center/Program can innovate rather than hold ongoing power through running long-term community programs.

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Strategy 15: Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities

Infrastructure > Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities.

Include specific goals/objectives related to diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence in strategic plan, 5-year plans, and other guiding documents and proposals.

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Strategy 16: Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities

Infrastructure > Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities.

Identify diverse populations in the State or Territory, including refugees and migrant workers. Partner with community leaders to learn about cultures. Identify strengths, gifts and needs of these populations at the grassroots level. Focus core efforts on maximizing strengths and meeting needs to help bridge the gap in resiliencies and disparities within your State or Territory.

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Strategy 17: Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities

Infrastructure > Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities.

Work with the State or Territory DD networks, inclusive of UCEDDs, LENDs, Protection and Advocacy agencies and State Developmental Disability Councils to influence strategically aligned diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence goals.

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Strategy 18: Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities

Infrastructure > Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities.

Explore how diversity, inclusion, cultural and linguistic competence, disparities, resiliencies, disproportionality, and inequity are addressed in all AUCD Councils. Include this as part of each Council’s responsibilities.

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Strategy 19: Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities

Infrastructure > Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities.

Implement a network-wide learning collaborative, action learning team, or community or practice as a forum for shared learning.

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Strategy 20: Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities

Infrastructure > Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities.

Provide more non-academic options for participation at annual conference, so non-academic attendees have opportunity to engage in different ways.

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Strategy 21: Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities

Infrastructure > Develop infrastructure that supports diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence; and builds capacity to address and reduce inequities and disparities.

Diversify leadership staff. Develop additional layers in organizational structure so there is a clear path for early career professionals to gain leadership experiences and enter leadership roles within AUCD central office.

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Strategy 1: Provide and participate in ongoing staff and faculty training

Infrastructure > Provide and participate in ongoing staff and faculty training.

Address behavior, attitudes, power and privilege in cross-cultural trainings. Trainings must move beyond understanding the cultural differences, beyond awareness, and challenge deep-rooted beliefs of traditional society. Assess what skills are needed to better work across cultures and integrate training into the work environment. Provide opportunities for practice. Engage people from different backgrounds and initiate discussions that allow individuals to voice what they are learning and what they are struggling with. Co-teach/facilitate with people from under-represented backgrounds.

Updated On 09/21/2018

Strategy 2: Provide and participate in ongoing staff and faculty training

Infrastructure > Provide and participate in ongoing staff and faculty training.

Partner with and reimburse experts to provide training on diversity, inclusion, cultural and linguistic competence, and resiliencies and disparities. The experts may be people within a particular community who know its strengths and resiliencies. 

Updated On 09/21/2018

Strategy 3: Provide and participate in ongoing staff and faculty training

Infrastructure > Provide and participate in ongoing staff and faculty training.

Identify leadership development and continuing education opportunities that cultivate skills in diversity, inclusion, and cultural and linguistic competence.

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Strategy 4: Provide and participate in ongoing staff and faculty training

Infrastructure > Provide and participate in ongoing staff and faculty training.

Model an organizational structure that values different perspectives and participation by all regardless of cultural identity. 

Updated On 09/21/2018

 
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