July 2014

Embracing Cultural Relationships in the Workplace Seminar

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Embracing Cultural Relationships in the Workplace Seminar
Location: Burnaby, BC
Presenter: Lesley-Ann Marriott – Marriott Management
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $299.00 + GST = $313.95 until June 24, 2014

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $399.00 + GST = $418.95

Non-Member Price: $399.00 + GST = $418.95

Student Member Price: $199.50 + GST = $209.48
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by June 24, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
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As our global economy grows and our baby boomers retire, skilled immigrants have emerged as a solution to this ever increasing gap. Our workplaces are becoming increasingly diverse with a demographic shift from our current dominant culture. With this comes a new challenge. Our newcomers have great technical skills however; they are challenged by the lack of 'cultural orientation' skills needed to understand the teamwork and leadership characteristics necessary to navigate our Canadian culture. Combine this with now having four generations in the work place: our culture is more diverse than ever!

Culture is defined as “organized set of beliefs, values, customs and behaviours that affect the way a member of a group typically perceives, thinks, interacts, behaves, and makes judgments. The Dutch sociologist, Geert Hoftstede describes culture as the ‘software of the mind’ that is constantly running in the background driving our behaviour. Our newcomer’s behaviour can often seem puzzling and frustrating to employers.  “She doesn’t speak up enough in meetings”. “I was told everything was OK and found out later there were some real problems, why didn’t he just tell me?” “Why didn’t he tell me there was an important family situation, I feel awful for keeping him late!” Another cultural ‘twist’ is the fact that half our workforce is now comprised of Gen Y & Millennials, a generation that most leaders say they know the least about.
Successful organizations have found a way to embrace newcomers/generations, accelerate the on-boarding process and fully tap their potential.  How?  They build their cultural competence by developing an awareness of their own cultural worldview, acquiring knowledge of their workforce’s cultural practices and worldviews, develop a tolerance towards cultural differences and embrace cross-cultural skills.
Objective:  To build effective workplace relationships with diverse culture & multiple generations.
  • Be introduced to the 6 global dimensions of cultural orientation
  • Identify the key differences in values and priorities of newcomers
  • Develop cultural sensitivity and respect
  • To work effectively with different views of leadership and teamwork
  • To identify the culture of each generation through their unique values, preferences & behaviours
Who should attend?
This seminar is for everyone who works in a culturally diverse environment & wants to be more effective in cross-cultural leadership, teamwork and collegial relationships.
Benefits of Attending
Participants will learn:
  • Understand your own workplace culture & how to on-board new employees faster
  • Understand the impact of  your cultural norms on meetings
  • Help newcomers understand your company’s values & expectations
  • Help identify ‘soft skills’ gaps in your employees and how you can develop them
  • How to improve cross-culture communication and build trust
  • Critical skills for motivating & leading a Gen Y & Millennials

The Instructor:
Lesley-Ann Marriott – Marriott Management

Lesley-Ann Marriott is a Certified Executive Coach who holds the advanced credential of Professional Certified Coach. A former executive in the food industry, Lesley-Ann has over 20 years of leadership and management experience. She has facilitated hundreds of corporate partnerships at the most senior levels of the world’s largest food companies – Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, and Nestle. Contracts in excess of $50 million and managing sales of over $2.5 billion were negotiated based on dynamic, collaborative partnerships. Today, Lesley-Ann’s clients include a roster of Executive Directors, Board leaders, Vice Presidents, CEO/CFOs and business owners who face a range of challenges: strategic development, launching new businesses, managing conflict, managing global/cross-cultural teams, improving the effectiveness of their board, identifying and developing their star performers, creating a team that is engaged in the company vision. Lesley-Ann has a diploma in Marketing, is a faculty member of the CGA BC (Certified General Accountants of BC) Certificate in Executive Leadership program, Associate Faculty at Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC in the Certificate for Executive Coaching program, and is a facilitator of the SDI®- Strength Deployment Inventory,a proven tool for Managing Conflict & Improving Relationships.

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