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.

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

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


Download the Fall and Winter schedule 2019 and 2020 (PDF)

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Upcoming Events

Oct
23
Wed
1:00 pm Introduction to Cultural Compete...
Introduction to Cultural Compete...
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 ... Read More
Nov
6
Wed
1:00 pm Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
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 ... Read More
Nov
14
Thu
1:00 pm Intercultural Problem-Solving St...
Intercultural Problem-Solving St...
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 ... Read More
Nov
21
Thu
1:00 pm Creating the Workplace that Acco...
Creating the Workplace that Acco...
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 ... Read More
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