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Sanctified Imagination_Divine Inspiration 

imagine a different reality, one that is worth fighting and even dying for

- where the preacher enters the text and fills them out in 

- think of others & how interactions can express God's love

Imagine a different reality 

I'm complete, and I embody layers identities that belong together.

I am made of layers, not fractions. 

Its colonization that seeks to break us into pieces.

Yumi Tomsha 

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Parents Guardians & Kin

"A glowing testimonial! Highly recommended!"

I wa​nt to learn


my strengths, pitfalls, and how others may perceive me.

Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory ® 

This online assessment ties your communication style to a particular country and/or racial group based on how direct and emotionally expressive you are. You received the results via email so you can reflect with some information on conflict and specific examples of conflict-style behaviors. Which quadrant are you in discussion, engagement, accommodation or dynamic?

Will be image like this but feedback given to me. 

Intercultural Development Inventory ®  

This online assessment identifies how one engages across cultural differences. I received the results as the Qualified Administrator and schedule a time to review them. You can use the chance to grow to focus on the skills you need. When we meet, you are provided a specific plan based on which of the five groups you are in. Where are you on the continuum from a monocultural mindset to an intercultural one? 

I want to learn about

building a bridge between diversity & inclusion


® The Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory (ICS) is a registered trademark of ICS Inventory, LLC in the United States, & other countries. 

® The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and IDP are registered trademarks of IDI, LLC in the United States, & other countries. 

Samantha Carwyn has obtained a license to use these tools from ICS Inventory LLC and IDI LLC 

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  • Advocate
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B.A.S.I.C.S. Education
Bodies Knowledge__Age Appropriate__Safety Conscious__Intersectional__Conversations for__Self Determination

Supporting Children With Developmental Disabilities

  • Puberty  Crash Course

  • Ages & Stages Discussion

  • Situation Specific Problem Solving

  • Group Class Covering The Basics

Supporting Youth & Adults 

With Developmental Disabilities

  • Relationship Rights 

  • Birth Control and Risk Reduction

  • Ongoing 1x1 Support for Teens (Mentorship)

  • Ongoing 1x1 Support for Adults (Coaching)


I help people build awareness of the physical environments being the families of origin, settings throughout formative years, and places currently engage. I provide support to look at how one is thinking,

, underlying attitude thoughts, communication norms, systems,

I assist with looking back at attitudinal what you believe to be true, how you communicate across differences what you have been taught or experienced as the norm. 

I'm a paragraph. Click once to begin entering your own content. You can change my font, size, line height, color and more by highlighting part of me and selecting the options from the toolbar.

Individuals can be in one of five mindsets: denial, polarization, minimization, acceptance, or adaptation.

V It is descriptive and prescriptive! The IDI provides intervention, content, and process for growth for your specific mindset.

This plan is the primary tool used for doing intercultural coaching.

As an individual, you can learn where you are and take steps to get to where you aspire to be.

You can recognize how you engage around differences to be more effective with individuals from various backgrounds.

Organizations can collaboratively develop a specific plan for their diversity and equity efforts.

Once identified where employees are, they can outline how collectively can move towards intercultural competence organization-wide.

It is descriptive and prescriptive! The IDI provides intervention, content, and process for growth for your specific mindset.

Address Differences in Ability, Race, Religion, & Trauma Within Systems

An individuals' differences or minority status are exasperated when they must navigate within a system that wasn't created with them in mind nor capable of recognizing the additional labor that is put on those who have marginalized identities. 

Your talk helped inform me so I can not only be a better teacher, 

but a better friend, family member, and R.A.


Creating An Inclusive Classrooms
We'll work to build a classroom where every student feels they can be open about all of their identities. This is the first step towards ensuring students are fully engaged in the learning environment. Then let's explore how to include mirrors and windows for our youth. So ultimately we are supporting resilient confident students.
Values Formation & Bias
When you take part in the values discussion you can recognize your biases and how your values are based on your life experiences. Then utilize that information to recognize how values can help build or prevent connection. You'll get to discuss specific values and how to focus on understanding the spectrum of beliefs. Lastly, you could get the opportunity to go through case studies to think through the best way to address scenarios that may arise. 

The discussion illustrated that while values may be different 

they are no less valid.

Anonymous Conference Attendee

Your talk helped inform me so I can not only be a better teacher, 

but a better friend, family member, and R.A.


Developing A Culture of Inclusion
When you hear the word diversity an image comes into your mind. This image may include people whose skin color has a wide range of hues. Perhaps you thought of people who are varying ages from millennials to the baby boomers. Did you envision someone who's in a wheelchair?  Regardless of the image you created, you were able to paint an image. Yet, diversity isn't always visible. Let's connect so that even if a point of difference isn't easily known or visible, individuals know their needs are taken into consideration.

That was the best presentation on inclusivity I have ever heard. 

I appreciate your knowledge, presentation style, and enthusiasm for what you do. 


 LGBTQIA+ & Two-Spirit People
To support individuals we have to be sure there's a clear understanding of core terms regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. Then we can develop a more accurate understanding of LGBTQIA+ individual's experiences with recent statistics. Working through scenarios to ensure awareness of how to best address tough situations that may arise. You can assess your behaviors, environments, and your own feelings of conformity. Specifics regarding support, interventions, and best practices are provided. Get resources and strategies for creating brave spaces.
I'm honored to have learned from Lenny who identifies as two-spirit, specifically Winkte as a member of Sisseton Wahpeton-Oyate.  I recognize that so few two-spirit voices remain and the vast tribes' narratives are conflated. I am privileged to have learned and continue to learn from two-spirit people.

"Great interventions that will not only work well 

with the LGBTQ community but all populations. 


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