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Oct
23
Wed
Introduction to Cultural Competency-Building
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In this interactive session we will explore and build the foundation of effective communication between new Canadians and their Canadian employers. Curriculum topics include: perception – and how it affects workplace communication; understanding how cultural adaptation affects workplace effectiveness; communication styles (how we interact through conversation) and case study examples; non-verbal communication (75% of our message); and problem-solving –cross-cultural case studies. Find out more…

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Nov
6
Wed
Effective Cultural Adaptation Strategies
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Through research, we can now describe the profile of the person who adapts inter-culturally (both to culture and to workplace) most effectively. In this session we will focus on: exploring the adaptation process and the strategies that make it successful; a self-assessment tool (used by both new Canadians and multicultural workplaces) that not only identifies one’s personal areas of strength and challenge in adaptation but also provides action plans for addressing areas of challenge; and identifying aspects of African and Arab culture that may appear in the workplace. Learn More

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Nov
14
Thu
Intercultural Problem-Solving Strategies
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Most intercultural conflict is related to perceptual differences. In this session we will discuss: developing strategies to identify and address communication style differences; learning when and how to address non-verbal issues of concern; using a problem-solving paradigm to analyse case studies; and identifying aspects of Chinese culture that may be present in workplace interactions.  Find out more…

Nov
21
Thu
Creating the Workplace that Accommodates Effectively
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In this interactive session, we will explore keys to successful accommodation strategies, focusing on: the relationship between cultural integration and accommodation; accommodating different cultural norms and reasonable practices in accommodation; systemic inclusion and accommodation; conversation with a new Canadian regarding their perspective on accommodation; and using a problem-solving paradigm to analyze case studies. Learn More

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Nov
28
Thu
Employer Learning Forum
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Employer Learning Forum

Need help finding talent?

Almost half of the respondents to the 2019 Ottawa Business Growth Survey reported that they plan to hire new employees over the coming year, however, access to skilled talent is a growing concern.

HIO invites you to a forum on Smart Sourcing: Proven Strategies and Programs to help you Connect with, Assess, and Hire Top Immigrant Talent. Register here.

Dec
3
Tue
Culturally Competent Interviewing Skills
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In this interactive learning session we will explore how the sending and receiving of messages during the interview can lead to misinterpretations and misconceptions. We will use a paradigm to build skills that are interpreted congruently by both interviewer and the Internationally Educated Professional who is interviewing. We will also address and respond to best practices in the Ontario Human Rights Code Removing the “Canadian Experience” Barrier Guide for Employers and Regulatory Bodies. Find out more…

Dec
12
Thu
Effective Cultural Adaptation Strategies
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Through research, we can now describe the profile of the person who adapts inter-culturally (both to culture and to workplace) most effectively. In this session we will focus on: exploring the adaptation process and the strategies that make it successful; a self-assessment tool (used by both new Canadians and multicultural workplaces) that not only identifies one’s personal areas of strength and challenge in adaptation but also provides action plans for addressing areas of challenge; and identifying aspects of African and Arab culture that may appear in the workplace. Learn More

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Jan
9
Thu
Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Our facilitator will be joined by a panel of New Canadians in this interactive session focused on creating dialogue among new internationally educated professionals (IEPs) and current teams in your workplace. We will explore and learn to create four key inclusiveness dimensions of multicultural workplaces: Entering your work culture: Workplace Orientation topics for IEPs; Clarifying unwritten rules; Mentoring made Easy; and Inclusiveness strategy: How to create a learning session for current staff to learn more about their IEP counterparts. Learn More

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Jan
16
Thu
Performance Management and Feedback
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In this interactive session, we will explore effective communication techniques for providing internationally educated professionals with day-to-day as well as performance evaluation feedback; use information on perceptual differences, communication styles and cultural conditioning to explore the effectiveness of current feedback styles and address potential adjustments to those styles; and use a problem-solving paradigm to analyse and practise case studies that address feedback situations. Find out more…

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Jan
29
Wed
Introduction to Cultural Competency-Building
Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In this interactive session we will explore and build the foundation of effective communication between new Canadians and their Canadian employers. Curriculum topics include: perception – and how it affects workplace communication; understanding how cultural adaptation affects workplace effectiveness; communication styles (how we interact through conversation) and case study examples; non-verbal communication (75% of our message); and problem-solving –cross-cultural case studies. Find out more…

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