This one-day interactive workshop is intended to educate participants on cultural differences, explore the effect culture has in one's personal and professional life, and practice intercultural skills.
Through this workshop participants will explore:
How culture affects communication, relationships and workplaces
Differences between immigrant and refugee status and the economic and social experiences of refugees in Edmonton
Power and privilege and its impact on relationships
Opportunities to practice intercultural skills in small groups with community leaders such as: Somali, Sudanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino, Spanish speaking, South Asian and Cambodian
*Lunch will be provided
About the Facilitator:
Ashima Sumaru-Jurf (BA, BEd) has facilitated, coordinated and managed programs related to immigration and migration, adult education and human resources in the not-for-profit and government sectors. She has worked with communities throughout Alberta to build partnerships around creating inclusive and equitable communities.
Ashima is a self-described "teacher-learner" who is interested in connecting academic research and business knowledge with community and workplace practices. She is passionate about creating education, training and programs that bring together multiple forms of knowledge and assisting communities, organizations and individuals to develop their own strengths-based solutions to the issues they face.
"Thank you for an informative and engaging presentation and an interactive education experience."
"A highlight for me in the day was how differences in culture affect/impact the type of service we provide to clients."
"An insight I had was the need to bring this theory to others in my community."