Cultural Appreciation in Supervision

Providing quality supervision is crucial to delivering quality services to children and families and is a complex process that requires many different skills and strategies. But, almost always the quality of supervision will relate to the quality of the supervisory relationship. There are many factors which influence the supervisory relationship and a large number have cultural components. This highly interactive workshop will examine the cultural components of supervisory relationships and suggest strategies for both parties to achieve a level of cultural appreciation for the other. Participants are encouraged to bring real live examples from their practice for discussion. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn the definition of “Cultural Appreciation” and how it differs from the  quest for “Cultural Competence”
  • Participants will identify at least 5 cultural factors that may be impacting their current supervisory relationships
  • Participants will reflect on some cultural biases they may have regarding supervision and service delivery
  • Participants will identify at least two strategies to better understand and appreciate different cultural dynamics in their supervisory relationships.

CYC Certification Competency Domain:  Relationship and Communication

2 Class Hours

Created by

Frank Delano, LMSW

Frank has over 40 years experience in a wide variety of roles in Child and Youth Care including Child Care Worker, Unit Director, and Senior Manager. He also spent 20 years as an adjunct faculty member in the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. He has published and trained extensively on supervision, leadership, cultural appreciation and a wide variety of other topics. Frank has presented at numerous National and International Conferences and agencies in 9 different countries.