ODP Announcement 19-128 shared updated information regarding a webinar “Using CDS to Support More Culturally Responsive Organizations.” The College of Direct Support (CDS) is a nationally accredited, curriculum-based learning management system that provides tools for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), frontline supervisors, and managers supporting individuals with disabilities in community settings, as well for self-advocates and their families to create lives of independence and inclusion.
Cultural competence is a way of doing business. Organizations that operate in a culturally competent way are better at supporting people they already serve as well as reaching new customers. They create better work environments for their employees, which enables the organizations to attract and retain employees as well. Finally, culturally competent services are person-centered-services.
This course was produced by the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota in collaboration with Direct Course, the producer of CDS. The live webinar was held on October 11, 2019, and the recorded webinar will be available via the following link: Recording of Using CDS to Support More Culturally Responsive Organizations. The recording will be posted on MyODP one week after the air date of the webinar.