Rice, Beans and Perogies
Webinar: A Seminar That Comes to You Tuesday, September 13, 2011
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Walmart Distribution Center, Pottsville, PA
Sra. Joyce M. Ramos Gomez de Avila, MA, President
Creating and Facilitating Equality (CAFÉ)
This webinar is designed specifically for those who want to broaden their understanding of Latino Culture. We will discuss deep culture, education, and current laws/issues affecting Latinos, and ROI. We will examine the difference between stereotypes and cultural tendencies
to enhance communication with their Latino community. In addition, there will be a review of the Latino Look, issues around second language acquisition, and understanding transculturation.
Joyce M. Avila, MA, is a Puerto Rican who came to live in Brooklyn, New York in 1978 and has been a resident of Tobyhanna, PA for the past 10 years. Climbing the corporate ladder in international banking for 9 years, she decided to change her career direction and enrolled in graduate school. She received her MA in Bilingual – Bi Cultural Education. She has been a classroom teacher in Puerto Rico, Brooklyn NYC Public Schools, Bethlehem Area School District and Pocono Mountain School District. At Pocono Mountain, she created and implemented the ESL Program. In 2006, she was selected as Role Model for Young Women in Pennsylvania, by the Pennsylvania Commission on Women, and featured in “Voices”, African American and Latina Women in Pennsylvania Share Their Stories of Success,” released nationwide 2009.
As a presenter, facilitator, keynote speaker and educator, she organizes and facilitates workshops in the areas of diversity, life change and transition, leadership, communication, conflict resolution, stress management and self-care. This type of work is not new to her, as
she has served as Director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Education Consortium, Assistant Director of the Diversity Institute, and Diversity Director for Keystone College. Joyce also continues work across the nation as a Minority Leadership Trainer for the National Education Association, and adjunct professor for Wilkes University and Keystone College.
Of special interest to corporate and business managers, human resource professionals, and educators.