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.

2018 Diversity Dates

SAVE THE DATES:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Topic: Caring for the Undocumented

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Topic: Caring for Veterans

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Featured Speaker-Alan Headbloom; Topic TBD

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Topic: Caring for the Developmentally Disabled

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.

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. The trainings will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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 mhoward@hom.org

Graduation and recognition opportunity: For those participants who complete the full series in a given annual season (all four trainings in 2017 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.