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As organizations bring cultures together in the workplace, there is often an imbalance between creating a cohesive workforce identity and respecting differences. When it comes to 21st Century leadership in culturally diverse, change- filled, and complex contexts, our ability to navigate these intercultural differences is key.
Globalization has catapulted people from different cultures into shared physical and virtual spaces in homes, relationships, schools, neighborhoods, and workplaces, resulting in new forms of misunderstanding and conflict. Evidence suggests that the ways we resolve conflict differ greatly across cultures and social groups. Whatever issue sparks the conflict, the methods we use for resolving it frequently make the problem even more problematic. Organizations value the idea of collaboration, but aspiration and reality are often far apart. Having people work together across physical, psychological, and cultural distance presents both challenges and opportunities to facilitate human connection and understanding.
Think of this workshop as intercultural strength training with fast-paced core exercises and activities that are designed to improve intercultural effectiveness and support the characteristics of cultural agility. Topics will include emotional intelligence, cultural patterns of thinking and behavior, styles of communication, assumption and values, and cultural adaptability.
We will examine the impact of intercultural communication on our perceptions, attitudes, and values; how we judge others by the way they speak or behave; how we each can contribute to better understanding and reduced conflict among people of different cultures.
Above all, you will have the opportunity to examine your own deep cultural programming and identify strategies to enhance intercultural effectiveness and truly embed inclusion within your organization.
The Workshop will be held in October. The finalised date will be updated in due course.
Sun 1 Oct 2017
|Event End Date||
Tue 31 Oct 2017
|Registration Start Date||
Sun 1 Jan 2017
|Cut off date||
Tue 31 Oct 2017
|Venue||Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong|
|Delivered by||Gulnar Vaswani | Your Best Forward International|
|Target Audience||Head of HR, middle to senior management, diversity and inclusion teams, learning and development professionals|
Gulnar Vaswani is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Best Foot Forward International and has been optimizing the performance of global executives and teams throughout Asia-Pacific since 2008. Her career spans over 15 years across several continents, and she consistently strives to bridge the cross cultural gap of organizations operating in Asia, develop 21st Century Asian leaders, and delve deeply into diversity agendas such as gender leadership, board diversity & CSR. Gulnar has always been passionate about people and their development. Bringing the best out of teams and individuals and helping them achieve consistently and sustainably have strongly motivated Gulnar, and have driven her to establish Best Foot Forward.
|Training Format||1/2 Day|