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 2019 and 2020 (PDF)

Register for a session(s):

Upcoming Events

Nov
28
Thu
1:00 pm Employer Learning Forum
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 ... Read More
Dec
3
Tue
1:00 pm Culturally Competent Interviewin...
Culturally Competent Interviewin...
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 ... Read More
Dec
12
Thu
1:00 pm Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
Effective Cultural Adaptation St...
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 ... Read More
Jan
9
Thu
1:00 pm Dimensions of Inclusiveness
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 ... Read More
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