This introductory program provides basic, practical techniques on how to develop alliances between multicultural groups. We will focus on how to create an environment of trust and a sense of community, where similarities and differences are valued, acknowledged, and considered useful. We will take participants through a series of exercises that will help them learn more about each other and what each has to offer that is uniquely theirs. In addition, opportunities will be provided for participants to share the stories and life experiences that have shaped and impacted who they have become, as well as their aspirations for the future. This very intimate and moving experience often leaves participants feeling they have grown closer in friendship and in understanding. We highly recommend this seminar for those folks who have either grown up or worked in mostly monocultural environments.
Participants will learn the following:
- Insight, ideas, and suggested resources needed to build and maintain alliances on the interpersonal and interorganizational levels
- Strategies to motivate and retain multicultural groups
- Techniques on how to listen and respond to intercultural communications
- Ways to integrate mainstream cultures with new entries into the workplace