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May
8
Wed
Canadian Immigration Summit 2019
May 8 @ 8:00 am – May 9 @ 4:00 pm

Hire Immigrant Ottawa is proud to be partnered with The Conference Board of Canada for the Canadian Immigration Summit 2019: Expanding Our Horizons.

We hope that you can join us on May 8th and 9th in Ottawa to discuss how we can plan for tomorrow, today?

Save on your registration

As a partner, we are happy to share a preferred rate of $695 early-bird and $895 regular ($100 discount) for you to attend this event—register online with Rebate Code PRM12 for your special rate.

Summit Overview
At this year’s Summit, public and settlement sector speakers will explore:
Populism: What does Canada need to do to prevent the rise of anti-immigrant populism?
Future skills and the changing nature of work: As the economy evolves, how can Canada refine its selection and settlement programs for tomorrow’s labour market?
Settlement and technology: How will technological innovations affect the way Canada delivers settlement services?

Speakers include:

View the full conference agenda.

For more information about our SPO and charitable rate, or assistance with your registration, please contact the Conference Board at registrar@conferenceboard.ca

 

May
15
Wed
Creating the Workplace that Accommodates Effectively
May 15 @ 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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May
22
Wed
Effective Cultural Adaptation Strategies
May 22 @ 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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Jun
4
Tue
Introduction to Cultural Competency-Building
Jun 4 @ 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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Jun
19
Wed
Employer Learning Forum
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Fostering Inclusive Workplaces: Winning the Competition for Talent

Are you looking for innovative ways to recruit and retain talent for your organization?

63% of Ottawa Businesses report talent acquisition and retention as a top issue of concern. The evidence is clear that diverse, inclusive and welcoming workplaces are ones where people want to work – and stay.

Learn from HIO’s 2019 Employer Excellence Award-winning organizations as they share their experiences, strategies and tips on how to create a diverse and welcoming workplace.

Register here.

Jun
20
Thu
Culturally Competent Interviewing Skills
Jun 20 @ 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…

Jul
16
Tue
Performance Management and Feedback
Jul 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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Jul
31
Wed
Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Jul 31 @ 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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Aug
14
Wed
Creating the Workplace that Accommodates Effectively
Aug 14 @ 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

Register for this event.

Aug
28
Wed
Intercultural Problem-Solving Strategies
Aug 28 @ 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…

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