Diversity and Inclusion – Cultural Competence in the Workplace


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Cultivating a work environment characterized by cultural competence is critical for success in the modern business environment. Today’s workforce is more diverse now than it has ever been in the past, and is likely to continue to become more and more diverse in the future. Organizations and individual professionals are well-served by striving to create inclusive work environments where diversity is truly welcomed and people are valued because of their unique contributions and individual differences – not in spite of them. Cultural competence is the key.

Join this informative session to learn about the key dimensions of diversity that impact the workplace and discover what it truly means to foster an inclusive workplace through emphasizing and developing cultural competence. This session will cover key statistics, challenges and barriers to cultural competence, along with a practical framework you can use to become more culturally competent on both an individual and an organizational level.

Areas Covered in the Session :

  • Prevalence and potential impact of diversity in the modern workplace
  • What diversity and inclusion really are
  • Overview of key dimensions of diversity
  • Areas where diversity overlaps with law/regulatory compliance (i.e., protected characteristics)
  • How cultural competence extends beyond legal obligations
  • Common barriers to inclusiveness and cultural competence in the workplace
  • Keys for developing cultural competence
  • Factors that define inclusive organizations
  • Developing work and communication habits for diversity and inclusion
Who Should Attend:

  • HR professionals
  • Employee relations professionals
  • Risk management professionals
  • Compliance professionals
  • Diversity and inclusion professionals
  • Organizational development professionals
  • Communication professionals
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Executives
  • Business owners

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Mary Gormandy White

Mary Gormandy White, M.A., SPHR, SHRM-SCP is a founding partner of MTI Business Solutions/Mobile Technical Institute. As the firm’s Director of Corporate Training & Consulting Services, Mary teaches a variety of HR, Management, Leadership, Communication and Customer Service corporate training classes, seminars and workshops throughout the U.S. She also provides expert human resource management consulting services to clients across the country in a variety of industries and is a frequent speaker at conference and association meetings.

Mary has more than 20 years of professional experience working with adult learners in corporate, career college and higher education settings, as well as significant experience in operations and human resource management. She has an extensive background in all aspects of training and instructional design and has in-depth knowledge of personality assessments in regards to employee, management, and leadership styles with specific expertise related to Everything DiSC.

She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Communication and has completed extensive post-graduate coursework in Instructional Design & Development and is a certified Everything DiSC trainer.

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