Course Title: Beyond Cultural Competence
Working with different cultures in the workplace requires intentionality and an ongoing commitment to the company’s diversity mission and vision. This course provides employees and managers with cultural insights, knowledge, and practical strategies that lead to behavioral changes at work. Our trainers have found that companies who are able to transform their workplace culture at its foundations through education, knowledge, and skill-building see the best results. When the employees have a solid grasp on cultural awareness and sensitivity, they will be best able to take the next step and make small behavioral changes at work that are meaningful. Leadership can pay close attention to changing employee workplace behaviors, attitudes and refine both policies, and structures. Beyond Cultural Competence will examine the concept of multiculturalism and the relationship between attitudes and behaviors, the developmental stages of cultural competence, tools for organizational self-assessment, and practical next steps towards a fully inclusive workplace. Organizations rich in cultural competence tend to outperform peers because their employees feel included, safe to be their authentic selves, and do their best work. This class is fully customized and includes industry and organization-specific engaging learning exercises to create a highly engaging and effective learning environment. Providing employee training on cultural competence in the workplace is the first step in effecting change.
Our trainers design and develop specific cultural competency curriculum for different lines of work. Here are a few of the specialty areas which are most often requested:
Teaching & Education
Casinos & Lottery Staff
Who Should Attend:
Diversity and Inclusion leaders, employees, managers and supervisors, and organizational development professionals will learn about the importance of cultural competency in moving beyond civil rights compliance management towards a culture of inclusion, how to measure cultural competency and advance along the stages of cultural competency development, and how multicultural competency and its products result in stronger, more innovative, resilient, and profitable organizations.
Employees will gain an understanding of multicultural competency and the developmental stages for organizations, tools for assessing the organization’s developmental stage, and how to build the knowledge, skills, and workplace infrastructure that will help fully realize the benefits of diversity and inclusion.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
- Understand the benefits of building culturally diverse and inclusive teams
- List the characteristics of stereotypes and implicit biases
- Understand the science of implicit bias
- Identify bias at work
- Apply strategies to resolve bias in the workplace
- Understand the history of demographic changes in the workplace
- Identify best practices of working with different cultures in the workplace
- Understand best communication practices and techniques to utilize with team members from different cultures
- Recognize when conflict may have a cultural component
- Establish a personal plan with measurable goals to improve cultural competence in the workplace