Multicultural Center

74 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

mcc1@etal.uri.edu – 401.874.2851

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MULTICULTURAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE (MSOLC)

Super-charge your organization!

A fun-filled, INTERACTIVE day of educational events where multicultural student organizations get together to brainstorm effective solutions.

Mission and Learning Outcomes

The mission of the URI Multicultural Student Organizations Retreat is to develop the capacity of University student organizations and student leaders whose agenda is multicultural, cultural, or social justice through active, learner-centered, culturally-reflective pedagogies.

  • A) Problem-Based Learning. Learners will be able to understand, adapt and apply a systematic inquiry process that enables them to work collaboratively to construct shared meanings; define, analyze and research problems; and arrive at consensual solutions.
    • I.) Learners will be able to recognize and identify effective problem statements.
    • II.) Learners will be able to understand how to systematically analyze and research “real-world” problems.
    • III.) Learners will be able to apply skill sets that utilize teamwork to solve problems.
  • B) Relational Leadership and Organizational Development. Learners will be able to understand that the development of leadership and organizational capacity are constructed on the basis of relationships formed and maintained with peers, authority figures, and significant others.
    • I.) Learners will be able to recognize and identify ways in which leaders and constituencies are interconnected.
    • II.) Learners will be able to understand strategies for building trust, reciprocity, and relationships.
    • III.) Learners will be able to apply skill sets that sustain organizational ties in order to achieve collective goals.
  • C) Cultural Competence. Learners will be able to understand ways of interpreting and interacting with culturally similar others based on knowledge of a culture and its norms.
    • I.) Learners will be able to recognize and identify ways in which one’s assumptions, stories, beliefs and practices influence their interactions with culturally similar others.
    • II.) Learners will be able to understand ways in which members of culturally similar groups, institutions and organizations interact with each other to construct their assumptions, stories, beliefs and practices.
    • III.) Learners will be able to apply skill sets based on their understanding of similar assumptions, stories, beliefs and practices that facilitate productive interactions and relationships.
  • D) Multicultural Competence. Learners will be able to understand ways of interpreting and interacting with culturally diverse others based on knowledge of diverse cultures and diverse norms.
    • I.) Learners will be able to recognize and identify ways in which one’s assumptions, stories, beliefs and practices influence their interactions and relationships with culturally diverse others.
    • II.) Learners will be able to understand ways in which members of culturally diverse groups, institutions, and organizations interact with each other to construct their assumptions, stories, beliefs and practices.
    • III.) Learners will be able to apply skill sets based on their understanding of diverse assumptions, stories, beliefs and practices that facilitate productive interactions and relationships.
  • E) Multicultural Community Development. Learners will be able to understand and apply strategies for increasing the integration, efficacy and capacity of groups, organizations, and institutions to work with allies beyond their conventional cultural networks.
    • I.) Learners will be able to recognize and identify social norms operating when people cross boundaries of personal, group organizational, and institutional space.
    • II.) Learners will be able to understand ways in which actual or perceived ties to groups, organizations, or institutions influence behavior across socially constructed boundaries.
    • III.) Learners will be able to apply skill sets that enable them to work in collaboration with others toward increasing the capacity of intergroup networks.
  • F) Cultural Community Development. Learners will be able to understand and apply strategies for increasing the integration, efficacy, and capacity of groups, organizations, and institutions to work with allies within their conventional cultural networks.
    • I.) Learners will be able to recognize and identify social norms operating when people interact within the conventional boundaries of conventional personal, group, organizational, or institutional space.
    • II.) Learners will be able to understand ways in which actual or perceived ties to groups, organizations or institutions influence behavior within socially constructed boundaries.
    • III.) Learners will be able to apply skill sets that enable them to work in collaboration with others toward increasing the capacity of intergroup networks.

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