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Washington State University Navigating Difference: Cultural Competency Training Information

  • When: May 8-10, 2018 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily
  • Where: WSU Spokane, Health Education & Research Building (HERB) view map, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Spokane, WA. (Conference Rm SHER 432)
  • Cost: WSU $250 | Non-WSU $375
  • Registration: CLOSEDA minimum of 15 participants is required to conduct the training and maximum participation is 30.
  • Trainers: Mary Katherine Deen, Merrianneeta Nesbitt, and Louise Parker, WSU Navigating Difference Trainers.
  • Lodging: Participants are responsible for their own lodging reservations

Possible Lodging Options:  

Holiday Inn Express Spokane-Downtown, N. 801 Division Street, Spokane, WA 99201, (509) 328-8505

Hotel RL by Red Lion Spokane at the Park, 303 W North River Dr, Spokane, WA 99201, (509) 326-8000

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Spokane, 311 N Riverpoint Blvd, Spokane, WA 99202, (509) 747-9131


Additional Info

For more details about the Navigating DifferenceTraining format and evaluation, refer to :

The WSU Navigating Difference Training is based on the WSUE Cultural Competencies and is designed using key adult education theory and practice that create a safe and welcoming environment for all learners.  The learning activities respect and support individual learning styles, and the participants’ life experiences are viewed as an important source of knowledge. The intent of the program is to gain knowledge and skills that can be used when engaging in a new situation/culture, rather than focusing on specific cultural knowledge.

If you are interested in arranging a training for your organization or group, please contact Mary Katherine Deen at or Merrianneeta Nesbitt at