Don't Forget: Register for Feb. 16 Clergy CEU Workshop

February 02, 2012

Feb. 16 is just two weeks away! Don't forget to register for the Clergy CEU workshop "Cultural Competency: A Leadership Skill for Building and Strengthening the Church," at Holy Cross United Methodist Church in Stockton on Thursday, Feb. 16 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.).

Cultural Competency is defined as the willingness and ability to shift perspectives and change behavior, depending upon the cultural/racial context – and developing it requires a spiritual journey. The goal is to become more effective witnesses for the gospel of Jesus.
Hosted by i-Relate: The Intercultural Leadership Institute, this workshop is designed with a mixture of activities – presentations, experiential activities, small group discussions, films/videos, and individual reflections. Participants will:
  • Become more aware of our values, our world view, and the assumptions which affect our ability to function effectively and to develop trusting relationships across cultural and racial boundaries
  • Learn culturally effective communication skills
  • Learn from each other the challenges and possibilities that are shaped by racial and cultural identities
  • Grapple with the effects of social privilege
  • Explore adapting our behavior to be more authentically engaged.
Registration fee of $85 per person includes resource materials and lunch. Each workshop is eligible for .75 Clergy CEUs.
The next Clergy CEU workshop will be on Tuesday, June 19, the day before Annual Conference Session begins, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (location TBD).
For more information, contact Dr. Shan McSpadden at or 510.849.8250 or the Rev. Dale Weatherspoon at
Holy Cross UMC is located at 1200 W. Hammer Lane, Stockton, CA 95209. Visit the church's webpage (at to plan your route using Google Maps.