Elizabeth Miu-Lan Young co-founded InterChange Consultants in 1987. She is a specialist in cultural competencies training focusing on Asian issues at work. She has been active in the New York City Asian Community for the past 40 years. One of the founders of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center in NYC (formerly the Chinatown Health Clinic), she also taught the pilot Asian American Experience course at Hunter College and the University of Southern California. Liz served as the first Director of Project Reach – a Chinese-American Planning Council program working with Chinatown street gangs. She also worked in a garment sweatshop to better understand the immigrant experience. She was a senior research associate with an Affirmative Action consulting firm headed by Dr. Kenneth Clark.
Liz has presented “Political Savvy” and “Kick Butt!! Just Not Your Own” workshops for affinity groups of color at Lucent Technologies, AT&T and Verizon. She has co-facilitated similar courses in Hong Kong and Jakarta and provided cross-cultural teambuilding and civil-capacity in East Timor. She has served on the faculty of Asian Pacific American Women Leadership Institute (APAWLI), where she conducted “Fending Off Culture Clash.”
She has also trained administrators, faculty and students in cultural competencies at Fashion Institute of Technology, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, New York University, Spelman, Princeton, the University of Connecticut, Brown University, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and new medical/dental students at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
For the NCAA, Liz has co-facilitated the weeklong Leadership Intensive for the Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minorities and Division III’s groundbreaking Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Program joint orientation for interns, their supervisors and mentors. She also serves as a staff developer with the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, coaching public school teachers committed to teaching Social and Emotional Intelligence skills to their students. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and has received extensive training in Organizational Development.
Session length: 45 minutes
Cross-cultural skills are crucial in today’s rapidly expanding global demand for coaching. Coaches serving leaders and individuals in this growing multi-cultural environment will add an important dimension to their tool kit. This introduction is lead by Coach Initiative Board member Phyllis Haynes with two other skilled facilitators Bruce Gill, and Elizabeth Miu-lan Young. They each have more than 25 years of experience in international and domestic Diversity and Inclusion work. They have coached senior executives and organizational leaders in the corporate sector, academic institutions, and non profits. They look forward to hearing questions.
1. Participants will discover the importance of subtle cultural differences.
2. Identify key cross cultural issues that require continuous learning and exploration.
3. Have a completely different take on “common sense”