Diversity Academy

Mission of the CRN Diversity Academy is to build an in-depth understanding of how to effectively and respectfully interact with individuals from a wide range of cultures; to maximize our opportunities to have meaningful interactions, thus providing the best care possible to our clients, while creating work environments that promote inclusivity and respect.

2019 Diversity Dates



Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Area Agency on Aging – Western Michigan

3215 Eaglecrest Dr. NE

Grand Rapids, Mi 49525

Who should attend? This is an all-inclusive community program. Enrollment is open to anyone who has the same passion we have to attain our goal! Family caregivers, professional caregivers and non-caregiving professionals are welcome. You do not need to be a Caregiver Resource Network (CRN) member to enroll. Check out the flyer here!

LOCATION and TIME: All trainings will be held at Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan, located at 3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI. Most trainings will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Except for the Pinnacle Program - listed above (November 19 )) 

REGISTRATION / RSVP: Please RSVP by emailing your name, organization, and the classes you will attend to registration@aaawm.org Questions? Contact Dan Gauthier at dan@gauthierfhc.com or Margaret Howard at Margaret.Howard@heatherhillscare.com

Graduation and recognition opportunity: For those participants who complete the full series in a given annual season (all four trainings in 2018 for instance), there will be a Graduation Ceremony held at the following January CRN Meeting where the participants will be honored with a certificate amongst their peers. Their company will also be allowed to post our logo as a display of recognition of the diversity training they have achieved.