Accommodating Different Faiths Begins From Within

Years ago, my Somali colleague Abdi Yunis and I were deciding how to help the managers at an Ottawa corporation learn how to accommodate its Muslim staff. Abdi’s idea was to include a prayer demonstration during our training. I will never forget how the management crowded around as Abdi talked about the ablutions, laid down his prayer rug and prayed — all the while explaining what he was saying and doing and why. Read more…

Cross-Cultural Competency Training for Employers

Cross cultural training helps people acquire the skills, insights, personal strategies and self-awareness needed to be respectful, inclusive, and effective. In today’s economy, it is an essential skill and a business imperative. Hire Immigrants Ottawa is offering complimentary cross-cultural competency training sessions for employers, managers and human resources staff. Register here.

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