'Cultural intelligence' key to life

BUILDING "cultural intelligence" is one of the keys to improving workplaces and the community in Gladstone.

That doesn't mean our region is failing in that department, but we can always improve.

Amarna director Lyndal Hansen will facilitate a day of cultural diversity training for Welcoming Intercultural Neighbours.

She said employers in Gladstone had proven their willingness to take on workers from different cultural backgrounds, but the effectiveness of those relationships could be enhanced with a greater understanding of each other.

"There are several points to this training," Ms Hansen said.

"One of those is to build cultural intelligence in a wide range of situations. It will help people understand different cultures.

"Between different cultures, there are some core values differences."

Ms Hansen said identifying those and knowing how to respond to them would help build better workplaces and organisations.

Cultural Diversity Training

The event is on Friday, October 12, 8.45am-midday. It will feature sessions discussing a range of topis, including;

  • what is culture?
  • personality versus culture
  • cultural intelligence
  • the importance of culture in work and life
  • knowing your own culture and understanding others
  • cross-cultural communication
  • demystifying cultural differences

To read more about the training phone 4978 1389



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