The Workplace Culture Program, as one of the Employer Support Programs, helps Nova Scotia employers, people managers and HR professionals:
- raise awareness of the benefits of cross-cultural talents and experience of immigrants
- identify methods by which an organization can improve its cross cultural competence
- provide tools for cross-cultural leadership development
Immigrants entering the workforce are a source of labour market growth. They bring benefits such as innovation, determination, and connections – to potential partners, suppliers and customers. Retaining talented immigrant employees brings competitive advantage and is a key factor in becoming an employer of choice.
Workplace Culture Presentations provide an overview of our services, the immigration context and training opportunities available. Presentations average 30-60 minutes in length, according to employer requirements.
For information about any of the training programs and presentations please contact:
Paul Pickering | Workplace Culture Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org | 902-406-8693
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Offered at ISANS or by distance via live-stream
In this 2-hour workshop, you will be led in a discussion on culture and the workplace and see the direct relationship between your organization’s success and the building of a cross-culturally inclusive workplace.
Objectives – by the end of this workshop you will have:
- an enhanced understanding of your organization’s unique culture
- a greater appreciation of the value immigrants can bring to your organization
- an overview of ISANS, the Employer Support Services offered and specifically the Workplace Culture Program
Dates for sessions:
- January 12, 9:00 – 11:00 am
- February 9, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
- March 28, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Introduction to the “Immigrant-Friendly” Workplace
New webinar workshop
This 2-hour workshop explores the question “What makes a workplace supportive to immigrants?”
This workshop will cover 6 key topics:
- Organizational leadership (by senior managers and directors)
- Strategy and planning
- Resource allocation and incentives (financial and non-financial)
- Recruitment and retention
- Accountability, transparency and participation
- Typical behaviours and beliefs
Research has shown the more broadly an organization engages with inclusion the more successful the outcomes.
When you are ready to assess the ‘immigrant-friendliness’ of your own organization our staff can walk you through a Workplace Culture Assessment on the 6 above areas (takes approx 1 hour to complete) and then recommend any further supports that may be needed.
Dates for sessions:
- January 19, 9:00 – 11:00 am
- February 16, 9:00 – 11:00 am
- March 29, 9:00 – 11:00 am
To register for these workshops or for more information contact us at email@example.com.
Workplace Cross-Cultural Competence
This is a series of four unique workshops, addressing specific topics that will help strengthen and develop an “immigrant-friendly” workplace culture.
- Building a Cross-Culturally Competent Workplace looks at the Challenges (barriers) commonly experienced and how to create opportunities (benefits) instead!
- Supporting Immigrants in the Workplace explores the direct and indirect ways any organization can ensure a positive experience.
- Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution examines real-life examples and provides opportunity to work through them.
- Cross-Cultural Leadership Excellence identifies the expectations about leadership in this area and some tips and resources to model for others.
These workshops are typically 90 minutes and can be extended to a half-day (3.5 hours)
For more information on any of these workshops, please contact
Paul Pickering | Workplace Culture Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org