Building Organizational Capacity for Cultural Competence

By Salome Raheim.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 3. Article: Print (Spiral Bound), ISSN: ISSN 1447-9532, MDC03-0012. Article: Electronic (PDF File; 106.724KB), ISSN: ISSN 1447-9583, MDC03-0012.

Professor Salome Raheim

Salome Raheim, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Director of the University of Iowa School of Social Work (USA). Dr. Raheim has over twenty years of experience in administration, curriculum development, teaching, and research. She has provided leadership for a major organizational change effort to increase organizational capacity to serve diverse students and prepare students for professional practice with multicultural populations. This cultural competence initiative includes changes in organizational policies and practices, faculty development and infusion of new knowledge in the School's educational programs. She currently serves as consultant to a large social service organization in the USA that is undertaking an organization-wide cultural competence initiative. Dr. Raheim has developed curricula, teaches classes and conducts workshops nationally in the U.S. on cultural competence-working effectively with diverse populations. Dr. Raheim's scholarship focuses on cultural competence and empowerment. Her most recent publication is 'Cultural Competence: A Requirement for Empowerment Practice' in Pathways to Power: Readings in Contextual Social Work Practice, Michael O'Melia and Karla Miley, Editors, Boston, Allyn & Bacon, 2002. Dr. Raheim earned an M.S.W. (1976) degree at the National Catholic School of Social Service, Catholic University, Washington, D.C., and a Ph.D. (1990) in Communication Studies at The University of Iowa. Currently, Dr. Raheim is a visiting scholar at the University of South Australia, School of Social Work and Social Policy in Adelaide.

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