Multi-Cultural Awareness Workshop
How to Work Smarter in a Culturally Diverse Workplace
The world has grown “smaller.” Today, most companies are comprised of a multi-cultural workforce
Multiculturalism in the workplace is an effect of globalization, with the addition of technology. Now, you find people of different races and cultural backgrounds within the organization — all striving for professional and personal growth as well as the company’s overall success.
Benchmark Consulting has designed the Multi-Cultural Awareness Workshop, a cultural diversity training program to help companies maximize and leverage on the value of cultural differences in the workplace. In the cultural diversity training workshop, we will address all of the unique things about employees: race, color, language, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, socio-economic status, and physical abilities. We go beyond being only “politically correct,” and delve deeper into learning how to embrace differences as well as laying out a company culture that is inclusive, not divisive.
With culturally diverse, yet unified teams, your organization can greatly benefit from a synergy of creative ideas and expertise.
OBJECTIVES OF THE MULTI-CULTURAL AWARENESS WORKSHOP
The 1-day cultural diversity training program aims to:
- Help participants discover the power and potentials of multiculturalism;
- Provide participants with concepts that will enable them to appreciate, embrace and transcend individual differences so that they can learn from one another; and
- Help multi-cultural teams to perform at their very best and efficiently work together toward success.
Cultural Competency Builds Stronger, More Effective Teams
In your company, it is not enough to lay out a list of rules regarding acceptance of cultural differences and expect people to follow them. Instead of demanding or requiring all employees to accept each other, it is more effective to create common goals that create common bonds and remove unconscious bias. With proper cultural diversity training from Benchmark Consulting, you will be able to achieve this and work towards an inclusive working environment where differences are embraced rather than tolerated.
MULTI-CULTURAL AWARENESS WORKSHOP COURSE TOPICS:
- How “Global’ We Have Become
- Understanding the Depth and Breadth of Multi-Culturalism
- What is Individual Differentiation?
- Maximizing Diversity
- The Impact of Maximizing Cultural Diversity
- Appreciating Cultural Uniqueness
- Managing Stereotypes
- Bridging Uniqueness Through Communication
- Listening: The Critical Communication Skill Required
- Shrinking the World Through Technology
After participants undergo multi-cultural training in the workplace, Benchmark provides 5- to 10-hour one-on-one coaching support to select individuals and conducts follow-through sessions and other reinforcement activities to ensure application of learning on the job.
There is power in a holistic training approach and we, at Benchmark Consulting believe in immersing the participants through interactive learning sessions. For the Multi-Cultural Awareness Workshop, we use the Knowing-Doing-Being format in conducting our cultural diversity training sessions:
Who Would Benefit from this Multi-Cultural Training in the Workplace?
Our Multi-Cultural Awareness Workshop is open and ideal for all employees in an organization. For internationally competitive businesses, cultural diversity training is especially crucial to reap the benefits of a diverse workforce where different perspectives inspire creativity and drive innovation.