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Introduction to cultural competency: Self-awareness, learning and application

20 June, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Please note this session is in person at the London Youth offices. The address is 47-49 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6DA.

This interactive workshop is aims to address what cultural competency is, why it is important and how it applies to organisations/services. Attendees will also explore how the personal, professional and organisational all intertwine and impact cultural competencies when considering issues of racial identity, intersectionality and discriminatory practice. Throughout the workshop, there will be opportunities for discussion, feedback and reflections on experiential learning and information sharing to re-think possibilities connected to developing a positive culture of change, on both an individual and organisation level.

By the end of the training, attendees will leave with a clearer insight of these key themes and what steps are needed to be a leader in cultural competency.  This includes a developed understanding of:

·      What is cultural competency?

·      What are the six stages of cultural competency?

·      Self-awareness, learning and racial identities: How does our learning impact cultural competency?

·      How do we self-assess the cultural competency of our organisations/services?

·      What are the next steps to improving cultural competency?

This training is being delivered by Veronica Mason, a senior lecturer in the School of Social Professions at London Metropolitan University and JNC qualified youth and community practitioner, who has taught across numerous degree programs and was the former course leader of BSc Youth Studies Programme.  Veronica has provided consultancy training to a number of different organisations, including Hackney Young People & Children’s Services, Young Brent Foundation and Royal National Children’s Springboard Foundation in the areas of racial identity theory, cultural competency, understanding diversity and anti-racism practice.


Veronica Mason


London Youth
47-49 Pitfield Street London N1 6DA United Kingdom + Google Map

Important information about training:

  • You can book a maximum of 2 people per organisation for an individual training.
  • Online training is interactive, you must have connection to a microphone and cameras will be encouraged to be switched on to facilitate discussion and engagement during the session and/or in breakout rooms.
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  • We operate a waiting list for this training. If you find that a training is full and still want to attend, please email the Membership Development Support Officer. We will contact you directly before the training if there is space.