Diversify Your Workforce

Workplace Culture Program

Workplace Culture Program

The Workplace Culture Program helps Nova Scotian employers:

  • better understand the benefits of hiring international talent
  • understand the importance of immigrant experience in the workplace
  • learn methods to improve inter-cultural competence and retain immigrant employees.

For information about Workplace Culture Programs including workshops and presentations please contact:

Paul Pickering    902-406-8693  |  ppickering@isans.ca


Presentations provide an overview of the Workplace Culture Program and immigration to Nova Scotia (30-60 minutes).

Cultural Assessment Tools

Assess your organizational workplace culture, learn how hiring and retaining immigrant employees benefits your organization, and plan the next steps for enhancing your organization’s workplace culture (1-hour).

Live Webinars

Benefits of a Diverse Workplace Culture

Gain an overview on how to develop a diverse workplace culture to enhance your organization’s success (2-hours). Topics covered include:

  • how to enhance your understanding of workplace culture
  • the value immigrants bring to your workplace
  • an overview of the Workplace Culture Program

Leveraging Your Workplace Culture

Explores the question, “What can help make us a more immigrant-friendly workplace?” (2-hours). Topics include:

  • how to develop an immigrant-friendly workplace
  • six areas for your organization’s development
  • an overview of the Workplace Culture Program

Live webinars are FREE for employers in Nova Scotia.

Live webinars to employers outside of Nova Scotia are now available for a fee of $99.

Webinar Registration

Please fill out the registration form here.

On-site Workshops

Designed to help you support the effective retention of immigrant employees, sessions are interactive and use a skill building approach (90-minute or half-day sessions available).

  • Building an Inter-Cultural Workplace | For All Staff
    Build awareness, go beyond stereotypes and understand your role in creating culture. Learn the variety of ways your workplace can benefit from immigrant talent and experience.
  • Inter-Cultural Conflict Resolution | For All Staff
    Use your conflict resolution skills and real life scenarios to identify the role culture plays in negotiating intercultural conflict (training and/or experience in conflict resolution is a pre-requisite).
  • Making Your Workplace “Welcoming” | For Managers
    Learn how personal interaction, the physical layout of the workplace, and organizational policies and procedures affect welcomeness. Through practical tips and suggestions, learn how to take action to make your workplace more welcoming.
  • Inter-Cultural Leadership Excellence | For Managers
    Learn how to lead using inter-cultural initiatives; increase your personal awareness and learn about inter-cultural communication through practical and easy to implement tips and ideas.


Any of the above topics can be modified for team meetings, working groups, conferences or private consultations.