Learning and Development
The Human Rights Department offers learning and development opportunities for individual skill building both within the City organization and out in the community. Programs are designed to raise awareness, foster improved understanding, and provide tools that can be used to build skills to navigate differences.
Community members and staff from various departments have been trained as intercultural facilitators. In addition to providing 10.5 hours of intercultural foundations courses for new City staff as part of staff orientation each year, these individuals also conduct a 4-day workshop for staff, contract and grant partners, and the general public in the spring of each year.
Awareness of Basic Civil Rights Law
We also offer informational sessions on the basics of civil rights law. You can learn quite a bit about the basics by browsing our resources or calling to speak with us.
If you would prefer to attend an informational session about basic civil rights law with a group of interested individuals, please contact us at 563.589.4190 or submit an online form and provide your contact information and the area of the law you are most interested in (housing, employment, education, credit, or public accommodations). Once we have a minimum of fifteen interested people, we will plan and host a session.
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