Invite your employees to a fascinating lecture or workshop on cultural competence, context awareness and multiculturalism, and improve their ability to cope with diverse human environments and provide effective services.
Lectures and workshops for professionals (teachers, social workers, psychologists, health professionals, the police & the military, academic staff, etc.) everybody who works in a diverse human environment.
Inter-cultural meetings with insufficient preparation have the potential for misunderstandings and conflicts, making it difficult to build long-term trusting relationships that enable professionals to provide an effective service.
Cultural competence includes a combination of knowledge and skills that professionals and organisations require in order to work effectively with cultural diversity.
But people are not only influenced by cultures, people live in complex realities influenced by many factors, such as economic & social status, their families, health & politics, places of residence, religion, gender etc. Considering all of these contexts helps professionals adapt their methods to the different needs of their clients.
In some of the training programs, I work with colleagues from the Nevet team – a greenhouse of context-informed research and training for children in need situated in the School of Social Work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.