Training provides staff and faculty with some of the best cultural practices to help students succeed
The Triton Advising Center hosted its first cultural sensitivity training for faculty and staff over three days through February 1, 2023.
The trainers have Guam roots who hold leadership roles in the Pacific Islands Development Program at the East-West Center in Hawaii.
Dr. Mary Therese Perez Hattori, an educator, author, public speaker, and native of Guam, who is the director of the Pacific Islands Development Program at the East-West Center in Hawaii; and Dr. James Viernes, also from Guam and a former UOG faculty member and alumnus, who is the deputy director of the same program at the East-West Center, came home to provided the training.
The training, which was part of professional development for faculty and staff, provide some of the best cultural practices and approaches when advising students at UOG.
The three-day training focused on bridging the gap between one’s own cultural practices and professional support services in light of the University’s multicultural student population as well as its multicultural staff.
The training is aimed at helping UOG staff to facilitate awareness of the importance of diverse communities to help students succeed even after they receive their degrees from the University.
Twenty-seven 27 UOG professionals from Enrollment Management and Student Success, the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, the Office of Information Technology, the Office of the President, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the School of Education, School of Health, and the School of Business and Public Administration participated in the training.
Participants will stay connected with their trainers via Moodle.
Mangilao, Guam 96913
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