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Organization Development
a Catalyst for Social Change

Applegate Consulting Group is an organization development (OD) practice that assists national and international nonprofit organizations, government agencies and socially responsible for-profit corporations with developing human and organizational capacity and building a more just and equitable society.

 

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Beth Applegate contributed to a recently published book
on cultural competency

Author: Patricia St Onge
Contributors:
Beth Applegate, Vicki Asakura, Monika K. Moss, Brigette Rouson, Alfredo Vergara-Lobo

Publication Date:
July 15, 2009
 ISBN: 978-0-940069-68-8
Publisher: Fieldstone Alliance
Pages: 272
Price: $29.95

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There is no such thing as a “how-to” manual on cultural competency. It’s an ongoing journey organizations choose to take because they know the end-result is a more inclusive, connected, and effective organization. This forthcoming book by the Alliance for Nonprofit Management collects the voices of many nonprofit leaders and capacity builders to help nonprofit organizations begin to understand the complexity within diverse communities.

Through a range of methods—literature review, personal interviews, peer dialogue, insights of contributing authors—readers get a mosaic of perspectives that surround cultural competency. Plus, the book presents the insights of authors who represent five major ethnic communities in the United States: Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian, African American, White, and Latino. [Read Press Release]

Tuesday
Apr282009

Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, Clergy Conference

Spring 2009

The theme for the 2009 Clergy conference is "Leadership in Hard Times." The conference will provide the opportunity for clergy to examine new possibilities for their leadership and congregations, through the use of Open Space Technology and Polarity Management.

Monday
Mar022009

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Spring 2009

Beth Applegate was selected to facilitate a two-day interagency strategy session on gender for the United Nations Development Programme and other UN agency partners. UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners. The UNDP network unites and coordinates global and national efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

Monday
Mar022009

Docs For Tots

Spring 2009

Beth Applegate was selected to facilitate a strategic planning process for DFT. The mission of DFT is to develop, support, and grow a network of doctors prepared to respond to the requests of child advocacy organizations and others who seek doctor involvement in promoting policies and practices that will improve the health and development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Monday
Mar022009

White Privilege Conference Presenter

Spring 2009

Registration information www.uccs.edu/wpc.

WPC is a conference that examines the challenging concepts of privilege and oppression and offers solutions and team-building strategies to work toward a more equitable world.

2. It is not a conference designed to attack, degrade or beat up on white folks.

3. It is not a conference designed to rally white supremacist groups.

4. WPC is a conference built on the premise that the U.S. was started by white people, for white people.

5. WPC is a conference designed to examine issues of privilege beyond skin color. WPC is open to everyone and invites diverse perspectives to provide a comprehensive look at issues of privilege including: race, gender, sexuality, class, disability, etc. - the ways we all experience some form of privilege, and how we're all affected by that privilege.

6. WPC attracts students, professionals, activists, parents, and community leaders/members from diverse perspectives. WPC welcomes folks with varying levels of experience addressing issues of diversity, cultural competency, and multiculturalism.

7. WPC is committed to a philosophy of "understanding, respecting and connecting."

Monday
Mar022009

Applegate Certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Instrument

Spring 2009

Beth Applegate was certified to administer and use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Instrument. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Instrument is the most widely used psychological instrument in the world. It is an instrument designed to validate C.G. Jung's theory and psychological type and make it practical and useful for people.

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