Intercultural Competency for Today's Global Workforce
About this Event
Intercultural, or cross-cultural, competence is a crucial skill-set in today’s global workplace, where employees are more likely to interact with co-workers, vendors or customers from different cultures and countries, and need to work productively with people who have been shaped by different values, beliefs and experiences.
Developing intercultural empathy — i.e. the ability to put ourselves into the perspective of somebody from a different cultural background
Understanding how cultural systems work — the values, beliefs and assumptions underlying the behavior of people from any particular culture
Having a high degree of cognitive complexity — the ability to hold seemingly opposing ideas in your head and integrate them into something new
Ansuyah was born and educated in South Africa where she taught high school science before immigrating to the United States in 1999. She lived and worked in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa, where she has experienced both the joys and frustrations before and after the phenomenal transition. She brings her life’s journey and experiences of inter-racial engagement to her current work.
Ansuyah has 15 years of experience in training and facilitating intercultural workshops with people at a variety of organizations and levels. She helps bridge cultural and racial gaps by designing and facilitating customized workshops for corporations, non-profits, government and educational institutions. These trainings raise awareness of cultural and racial diversity and different ways of thinking or approaching tasks and help participants develop skills and strategies to leverage diversity, improve communication, and strengthen relationships.
Coffee and light breakfast will be provided.
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