Cross-Cultural Competency Training for Employers

The HIO cross-cultural competency training is designed to equip employers, HR Professionals, and people managers with practical skills, strategies and tools needed to increase cultural competencies and prepare workplaces for a culturally diverse employee base.

Why Cross-Cultural Competency?

There are seven modules in this suite of professional development training sessions. These stand-alone sessions give you the flexibility of choosing the topics of interest to you or most relevant to your workplace. Each session is delivered in a small group setting, by a professional facilitator with expertise in cultural competency.

Sessions are free, but space is limited. You must register in advance.

You will receive a Cross-Cultural Competency Certificate of Training after completing four sessions.

Download the Spring and Summer schedule – 2018 (PDF)

Register for a session(s):

Upcoming Events

Jul
4
Wed
1:00 pm Creating the Workplace that Acco...
Creating the Workplace that Acco...
Jul 4 @ 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 ... Read More
Aug
2
Thu
1:00 pm Performance Management and Feedback
Performance Management and Feedback
Aug 2 @ 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 ... Read More
Aug
23
Thu
1:00 pm Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Aug 23 @ 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 ... Read More
Sep
11
Tue
1:00 pm Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Sep 11 @ 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 ... Read More
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