Employers learn how to become more interculturally effective

efficaciteinterculturellelowresCHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – Feb. 26, 2014 – Fifteen people, including a number of entrepreneurs and employers, attended a free afternoon workshop on « Intercultural Effectiveness » with trainer Paula Gallant from Training and Facilitation Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Charlottetown.

Participants learned about a number of cultural differences and communication styles that sometimes affect the hiring of newcomers as well as the perceptions employers have of immigrant employees.

The workshop, offered in English through RDÉE Prince Edward Island’s LIENS project, had a marked impact on the attendees; it helped open their minds to different ways of seeing things and suggested techniques they could use to better adapt their workplace to immigrants.

Among the participants were, from left, Bruce Craig, president of Craig Wood Products, Jean Ambassa, owner of Gracovir International Import-Export, trainer Paula Gallant and Julia Wang, a client of the PEI Connectors Program.