Practical training that inspires and activates:

Workshops & Professional Development

 
 

annual ranking officers meeting, BC Federation of labour

annual ranking officers meeting, BC Federation of labour

Driving Organizational Change, 
Fostering Inclusion, Building Intercultural Skills & Knowledge

The right content with the right delivery can make all the difference. Depending on your specific need, a session can be made up of any combination of the following workshop areas, and can include topics generally covered as keynotes

FOR LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

  • Intercultural skills development (aka. intercultural fluency) for managers and/or managing multicultural workplaces
  • Fostering inclusive and/or intercultural communities
  • Fostering inclusive and/or intercultural workplaces
  • Developing and implementing a diversity strategy (using the Diversity Life Cycle)
  • Implicit bias training for recruitment or hiring managers
  • Strategic Hiring (versus Equity Hiring)

FOR STAFF AND/OR FACULTY

  • Intercultural skills development (aka. intercultural fluency) for front-line staff and/or teaching faculty
  • Working with multicultural clients, students or multicultural environments
  • Teaching multicultural classrooms (includes TA education)
  • Implicit bias training for staff and/or faculty 
  • Bringing (your) faith identity into the workplace

Some workplaces can be more complex that others. In some cases a Needs Assessment - either using interviews or surveys - will help to determine the most useful and impactful material, and what the language around diversity and inclusion will be the most accessible and effective to the intended audience.  

newcomers at Citizenship ceremony

newcomers at Citizenship ceremony

Vital skills for Professional Advancement of Newcomers

Many newcomers to Canada struggle to adapt, integrate and succeed in the Canadian workplace, even if they arrive with high levels of education, technical skill and English. This is a common story. 

FOR NEWCOMERS

  • Soft-skills for succeeding in the Canadian workplace
  • Tips for newcomer parents to managing cross-cultural conflict with their children

The above workshops deliver an effective and interactive understanding of the essential workplace "soft skills" needed for professional advancement in Canada.   

A version of the Soft-skills for succeeding in the Canadian workplace workshop is regularly offered to international students at the Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre of the UBC Sauder School of Business.

Looking for support for international students?
See International Student Development .

Equipping Student Leadership, 
Fostering an Inclusive Campus

Knowledgable student leadership is key to an inclusive and intercultural campus.

FOR STUDENT LEADERSHIP

  • Intercultural fluency for student leadership
  • Fostering respectful and inclusive student communities (Anti-discrimination Response Training)
  • Cross-cultural conflict resolution

 

 

WORKSHOP SPECS

FORMATS

  • 45-minute seminars
  • 90-minute seminar-workshop combinations
  • 3 to 4 hour workshops
  • 1 to 2 day engagements

All presentations and workshops include rich visuals. Workshops use an assortment of dynamic facilitation techniques and activities, to support learning and draw out information from participants.

LECTURES

UBC Graduate School of Journalism

  • Diversity in Journalism
  • Semiotics and the Creation of Visual Meaning

UBC KIN 465 Interculturalism, Health and Physical Activity 

  • From Multiculturalism to Social Sustainability

UBC Sauder School of Business
Global Immersion MBA

  • Intercultural Basics for Pre-Departure Orientation