Paralegal Association of New Hampshire

May Lunch and Learn: Cultural Competence as a Foundation for DEI Initiatives

  • May 18, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


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This month we will be joined by Sybil Taylor Aytch, M. ED., RP. a senior paralegal with the national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP. Sybil is an Adjunct Professor with the ABA approved Paralegal Studies Program at Phoenix College and the current Chair of NFPA's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. 

Sybil holds a double Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in French and English from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Educational Psychology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.  She was also educated in Paris, France and earned a Certificat en Littérature in French Literature from l'Université de Paris- La Sorbonne and a Certificat en Sciences Politiques in International Law from l'Institut d'Études Politiques.

This month's presentation will cover:

Culture Competence encompasses being aware of one's own world view and developing positive attitudes towards cultural differences.  It is pivotal to the creation of a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and collaborative environment.

Join us as we examine the following topics.

  • What is cultural competence?
  • Why is cultural competence important?
  • What are the elements of cultural competence?
  • How is cultural competence quantified?
  • What is an open culture and how it is created?

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