Understanding Cultural Competency

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Participants will develop a basic understanding of how diversity and inclusion can build your organization’s overall capacity to achieve your mission. Our presenter will provide tools to help you and your organization develop a collaborative, supportive, and respectful environment that increases the participation and contribution of employees and board members. Understanding and celebrating the different life experiences, expertise, and understanding that your staff and board members bring can lead to stronger programs and organizations.


Colleen Campbell Bozard is president and owner of ccbozard consulting, a firm that specializes in assisting nonprofit, community, philanthropic, and government agencies within the areas of board governance, organizational development, strategic planning, meeting facilitation, training and education, and interim leadership. She has extensive experience providing consultation and support to address issues that include leadership, strategic thinking, organizational effectiveness, and collective impact. Colleen is a widely sought-after trainer and has written a range of training curricula; facilitated training sessions for a variety of audiences, including nonprofit staff, board members, community groups, parents, governmental leaders, and corporate employees; and facilitated numerous strategic planning sessions, staff retreats and group meetings.  She has served as interim executive director for a number of nonprofits to help successfully navigate leadership transitions and has assisted many others in conducting a search for new leadership.

Colleen is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer and a senior consultant with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.  She has a master’s degree from Long Island University and is a graduate of Leadership Columbia and a South Carolina delegate to the Nonprofit Congress in Washington DC.  Colleen was one of the primary authors of all four editions of the Together SC (formerly South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations) Guiding Principles and Best Practices to help build the capacity of nonprofits throughout South Carolina. In addition to her consulting business, Colleen provides leadership through a variety of volunteer activities.

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