2021 Odyssey cultural and linguistic competence webinar registration now open


April. 15, 2021

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2021 Odyssey cultural and linguistic competence webinar registration now open

Topic: cultural and linguistic competence

Cultural competence and linguistic competence are widely recognized as a fundamental aspect of quality in human services for diverse populations. Developing cultural and linguistic competence are essential approaches for reducing disparities and for promoting equity. These approaches improve access, acceptability and utilization of supports and services, and are foundational for anti-racism work. However, many human services organizations struggle to integrate these approaches into their policies and practices. This presentation focuses on implementing cultural and linguistic competence in disability and aging services and its role in promoting racial equity.

Our guest presenters are Tawara D. Goode, director, and Vivian H. Jackson, senior policy associate, both from the National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University. 

Learning objectives

  • Define culture and describe its multiple dimensions.
  • Define cultural diversity and describe factors that influence cultural diversity among individuals and groups.
  • Describe a conceptual framework for cultural competence.
  • Define linguistic competence and related legal mandates.
  • Apply these frameworks to your roles and responsibilities in disability and aging services.
  • Cite ways cultural and linguistic competence promote racial equity.


June 9, 2021


Noon to 3 p.m.


Registration will be available on the Odyssey 2021 webinar series web page until 4 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021

Additional details

  • There is no fee for this webinar
  • A certificate of attendance will be emailed to attendees after the webinar
  • Webinar will not be recorded

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All details about the 2021 Odyssey series will be announced via the emailed conference update and posted on the conference website.

Hosted by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and Minnesota Board on Aging