Leveraging Organizational Diversity through Cultural Competency

Are you seeking to maximize the potential of your nonprofit staff and volunteers?  Have you leveraged diversity as a means to develop leadership? The benefits of a culturally diverse team are enormous: increased productivity, innovation and responsiveness to community needs.  In this training, you will develop the skills and knowledge to improve communication and understanding of colleagues and clients.

This session is for those seeking to build successful and sustainable teams within your organization. The workshop will explore the impact of culture on values and behavior within organizations and help identify those behaviors which may be an obstacle to your values on diversity. Participants will reflect on and examine their own cultural norms, then identify components of  their organization's culture and how it influences behavior. Learn to develop stronger and more respectful relationships, teams, and organizations across differences.

Learning Objectives
- Understand how culture influences values and behavior
- Understand how the dominant ethos influences organizational culture
- Identify which organizational values may conflict with your values on diversity
- Explore strategies to eliminate barriers to team success


Nonprofit board, management, staff and volunteers already committed to diversity and increasing intercultural competence.

Tamara Thorpe is the owner of TNT Development; she specializes in organizational leadership and intercultural relations. She has more than 16 years' experience in higher education and non-profit management. Tamara offers an expertise in communicating across cultures and working effectively in diverse organizations.  Tamara has a BA in Linguistics from the University of California, San Diego and an MA in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia.

August 30th, 2012 8:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico
2340 Alamo SE, 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106
United States
Phone: 505-247-3671
Registration $ 25.00

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