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Cultural Competency Conference: Proposal Deadline is Approaching!

The Cultural Competency Conference (CCC) is an annual conference presented by MSP’s Student Engagement team, the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (IDEA), and the Psi Chi Chapter at MSP. Students, psychologists, and members of the public are invited to attended. This year’s conference will be held virtually on May 7, 2021 and will feature keynote speaker Dr. Patricia Arredondo, EdD.

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The goal of the CCC is to support current and future practitioners by providing an event where they have the opportunity to gain a larger foundation within cultural competencies. The conference is centered around presenters who are knowledgeable and/or immersed in different cultural communities sharing their experiences, insights, research and wisdom.

The CCC development committee is currently looking for presenters for this year’s conference – if you are interested to gain valuable presentation and public speaking experience, it’s not too late to make a proposal. In fact, we encourage you to apply! The conference experience is enriched by greater diversity in proposal topics; attendants will benefit greatly by hearing your unique voice and perspective.

When you propose, you will be asked to describe your/your team’s previous relevant experiences, research, and education in relation to your presentation topic. And, your proposal must also identify the APA guidelines from the Multicultural Guidelines: An Ecological Approach to Context, Identity, and Intersectionality (see pp. 4-5) that you (and/or your team) are competent in with regards to the population in which you are presenting on.

The CCC committee will accept proposals to present at this year’s CCC until January 15, 2021. Example proposals and an outline are provided. Still unsure? Check out this student experience about presenting.