Advancing Cultural and Linguistic Competence: The Role of Individual and Organizational Change Theories and Processes
Change does not occur in organizations or systems simply because we want or need change to happen. Driving change to advance cultural and linguistic competence requires dedicated and informed leadership. In addition, it requires leaders who are knowledgeable of change theories and processes. Individual and organizational change theories are often underutilized in efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. This session will:
- Present six individual and organizational change theories and processes. While developed in other fields, most of the elements of these change theories readily apply to advancing cultural and linguistic competence in organizations and systems supporting persons with lived experience of intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, their families, and the communities in which they live.
- Introduce the concept and work of adaptive and technical challenges in leading the work of cultural and linguistic competence.