Techniques to Build Greater Cultural Humility



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Increase self-awareness and self-control to foster meaningful interactions with others.


In Part One of Academic Impressions’ cultural humility training, you learned about the benefits of building cultural humility and how it can help to mitigate bias that you may have towards a person or group.  Join us for Part Two to learn about the techniques that you can incorporate into your daily routine to help you become a more culturally conscious and sensitive individual. Simply put, you’ll learn how to integrate the often-competing responses from your head and heart.  

These techniques will help you: 

  • Become more aware of your own biases and how they get triggered in your interactions with others 
  • Maintain better self-control in the moment when your biases are triggered 
  • Cultivate more meaningful growth in yourself as well as in your relationships with others.  

Have You Seen Part One Yet?

Thinking about participating? We strongly recommended that you first watch Part One of this cultural humility training facilitated by Dr. Sana Loue first to learn how to develop a practice that promotes wonderment and curiosity about the diversity of others in your daily interactions.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for individuals who are seeking an opportunity for self-development and are committed to supporting the advancement of diversity and inclusion efforts—this includes any professional who regularly interacts with diverse individuals on a college campus and/or in their day-to-day interactions with others, regardless of setting. 

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  • A dynamic, interactive, and high-touch virtual learning experience designed to engage and set you up for growth
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  • Guidance from vetted subject matter experts
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August 31, 2021

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern


Recap of Cultural Humility  
Your instructor will briefly review the key concepts and takeaways that help explain cultural humility and the “head - heart model.” 



Techniques to Increase Cultural Humility

You’ll be introduced to each of the techniques listed below. You’ll have the opportunity to apply them to case studies and discuss how they can be used to help you reflect and modulate your thoughts and behaviors.   

  • Journaling – technique that allows you to reflect on the source(s) of the bias as well as how you can move past the biases and interrupt them. 
  • Body Scans – A technique that allows you to recognize what you are feeling and provide you with clues about what might be triggering your biases.    
  • Accountability Partners – A technique that allows trusted friends and colleagues to observe your behaviors, provide feedback, and challenge you to reflect on how you can repair harm. 
  • Mindfulness Meditation – A technique that allows you to pause and slow down so that you can be reflective and attuned to the present moment. 



Portrait of Sana Loue

Sana Loue, J.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.A., M.A., LISW, CST-T, AVT

Professor in the Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Loue holds secondary appointments in Psychiatry and Global Health at the School of Medicine and in Social Work at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at CWRU.  She served as the medical school’s inaugural Vice Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity from 2012-2020. Dr. Loue has been trained in law (JD), epidemiology (PhD), medical anthropology (PhD), social work (MSSA), secondary education (MA), public health (MPH) and theology (MA) and is ordained as an interfaith minister through the New Seminary in New York and as a Modern Rabbi, through Rabbinical Seminary International, also in New York. Her empirical research has focused on HIV risk and prevention, severe mental illness, family violence, and research ethics.

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