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 Fall and Winter schedule – 2016-2017 (PDF)

Register for a session(s):

Upcoming Events

1:00 pm Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Dimensions of Inclusiveness
Nov 1 @ 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
1:00 pm Employer Learning Forum
Employer Learning Forum
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Diverse and Inclusive Workplace: Identifying and Assessing Required Competencies and Skills. “Strong soft skills”, “excellent communicator”, “takes initiative”, works well with others”, etc. These are just some of the expressions employers use to describe ... Read More
1:00 pm Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Dec 1 @ 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
1:00 pm Intercultural Problem-Solving St...
Intercultural Problem-Solving St...
Jan 12 @ 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
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