Cultural Competencies and Diversity (CNP)

Cultural Competencies and Diversity | Friday, June 2, 2017
9 am to 4 pm  | WCU at Biltmore Park

  • Workshop Fee: $119 / CNP Course Fee: $300 (includes on-line portion)
  • Instructor: Tim Sinatra, Chief Executive Officer, Eliada  

Participants can attend this one-day workshop independent of the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) program or can register for the entire CNP On-Site/On-line Module 3 Course, which includes the workshop.


Cultural Competencies

This one-day workshop will highlight the importance of developing cultural competency as part of the nonprofit professional practice in culturally diverse settings. Participants will learn more about the role of culture, alternative views, and differences when advancing mission and engaging in nonprofit management practice. Additionally, topics and group discussion will focus on developing increased knowledge of diversity and cultural competency, and effective skills to gain the trust, respect, and legitimacy of the nonprofit's stakeholders (e.g., volunteers, funders, program participants, donors, etc.). Participants will be encouraged to act in a supportive manner that recognizes the feelings of another cultural group, especially when managing/supervising others.


About the Instructor

For over 27 years, Tim Sinatra has brought non-profits, key stakeholders and public organizations together to develop a collective vision for success, and has provided the leadership to build the strategic direction and appropriate infrastructure necessary to move from vision to strategy and into sustainable results.

 Tim Sinatra currently is the CEO/President of Eliada, an organization that serves children from 6 months to 22 years old through a continuum of services that address the needs of the most vulnerable children and young adults.  Eliada’s current operating budget is $10 million and serves youth 365 days a year and 24 hours a day.  Tim has expanded critical services across the organization, enhanced the brand awareness across the community and stabilized funding sources.

Prior to Eliada Tim served as the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties in Oregon. This youth-development organization serves over 11,000 children with over 80 employees and hundreds of volunteers at eight sites. Tim’s duties also encompass leadership for a supporting foundation and oversight of a charitable business established by the foundation. He has also developed high impact youth development programs that have been scaled across the state through strategic investments by Oregon’s Youth Development Council. In addition, he was instrumental in developing the highly successful strategy called Designing for Impact that is influencing other Boys and Girls Clubs and regional youth development agencies.  

Before joining the Boys and Girls Clubs of Salem, Polk and Marion Counties in Oregon, Tim Sinatra was successful working in a diverse set of communities customizing solutions for success.   He has served in executive leadership positions with Boys and Girls Clubs organizations in Florida, California and Virginia. Early in his career he also worked with the YMCA in Florida.

In addition to his current position, Mr. Sinatra trains local non-profit organizations in purpose-driven organizational and board development, mentors non-profit leaders from a variety of organizations, serves on state level youth development committees and networks with international business leaders to develop localized solutions.


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