CREATING CROSS-CULTURALLY COMPETENT ORGANIZATIONS

Robert Roche Fostering Culture

Organizations that can attract and utilize expertise from people with a wide range of backgrounds are more successful.

In this workshop, we discuss the best ways for your organization to address issues related to diversity and how to embed cross-cultural competence in your organization. This workshop is a combination of conceptual models and application so that you leave with plans to apply back at work.

We will begin by developing a shared vocabulary and rationale for diversity work. We will use ourselves and our identities as starting points because an underlying assumption of most diversity work is that the leader understands his or her own “diversity identity” before he or she can influence diversity awareness in an organization.

We then move into discussions about power and stereotyping. We will explore topics ranging from, “Is it polite to ask someone about his or her race or ethnic background?” to “What policies do I need to change in my organization to help advance people of color?” In the final phase of the workshop, we will work together to develop a plan for your organization to increase its cross-cultural competence based on a model that OPG uses with its diversity clients.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

As a result of the Creating Cross-Culturally Competent
Organizations, you will:

  • Establish a shared vocabulary and rationale for
    diversity work
  • Discuss your own “diversity identity” with other workshop participants
  • Review topics about power and stereotyping
  • Create a plan for your organization to increase its cross-cultural competence

AUDIENCE: All levels
LENGTH: Minimum 2 days