February Membership Meeting


February 2020 Monthly Meeting

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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

Speaker Biography

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.

Please reach out to with any questions and requests for accommodations.

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Price: $20 for non-members and $0 for members

Date: February 26, 2020

United Way of Central Indiana
2955 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN
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