Discovery Center is just one of five institutions from around the country chosen to participate in the most recent cohort of the Cultural Competence Learning Institute (CCLI). The Institute is a partnership between the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, the Association of Science and Technology Centers, the Association of Children’s Museums, and the Garibay Group. Its mission is to help museums increase their organizational capacity around diversity, inclusion, and culture.
They define cultural competence as a process of lifelong learning. It results in knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes that allow us to work effectively with others from different cultural backgrounds, increases the ability of organizations to maximize the benefits of diversity within their workforces, and improves the services we offer to our various stakeholders. The CCLI is a year-long program that will help organizations create their own framework regarding diversity and inclusion for staff, visitors, board members, and donors. We’ll keep you up to date as we continue with this process.
Oh, and the Platinum Rule…treat others the way they want to be treated. This is a priority for us this year as we continually work to improve guest experiences for every person that walks through our doors.