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This event is postponed. New time TBD.


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Elements and Benefits of an Intercultural Workplace

This event has been postponed. Watch for new dates for this 3-part Lunch & Learn series by Paul Pickering of ISANS

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Elements and Benefits of an Intercultural Workplace
Elements and Benefits of an Intercultural Workplace

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Part 1 

Presentation: Sea of Change - Recruiting and Retaining | For All staff (60 min)

An excellent overview of the challenges, opportunities and specific areas to consider when recruiting and retaining employees from around the world. We identify barriers, solutions and the need to consider retaining, before you recruit.

Part 2 

Presentation: Welcoming Workplaces | For All staff (60 min)

An engaging look at how to make workplaces more welcoming. We review a range of areas to consider and explore foundational ideas, showing how “welcoming” is more than “being friendly.” Clear and benefits focused, we leave you inspired.

Part 3 

Workshop: Elements and Benefits of an Intercultural Workplace | For All staff (90 min)

The new gateway workshop to our services! With this online workshop we raise your awareness and start competent conversations within your organization. We identify the value immigrants bring to workplaces and set the building blocks for your improved workplace culture.

Registration online will be available when rescheduled.

Presented by: 

Paul Pickering, Workplace Culture Coordinator, ISANS (Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia)

The Workplace Culture Program at Immigrant Services of Nova Scotia (ISANS) is an employer-focused service dedicated to increasing organizational success with hiring and retention practices, and through organizational intercultural skills. Services include presentations, onsite and online workshops, organizational assessments and HR support. All services are funded with no charge to employers.

Paul Pickering has been delivering diversity and intercultural-related learning over 20 years. He is in his 8th year as the Coordinator of the Workplace Culture Program at ISANS, and has worked with employers across NS in all sectors.  Prior to ISANS, Paul worked in England at the National Policing Improvement Agency, ran his own consulting business, and provided learning for employers in South Korea, Czechia, Estonia, Latvia and Greece. He holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology and an MA in Communication Studies, both from the University of Maine, and a Diploma in Lifelong Learning from Cities and Guilds, in London, England. He Immigrated to Canada in 2011, and currently lives in beautiful Mahone Bay with his partner and children and a wide variety of assorted pets.

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