Facilitator: Professor Jacqueline B. Saldana
Title: How to Deal with Cultural Diversity in the Workplace
Description: The diversity and cultures that flourish to today's society gives credence to the long held belief that the United States is a "melting pot" of ethnic cultures. The diversity of these cultures abounds in families; communities; and private and public organizations, and benefits our society with cultural awareness and engagement; decreased stereotyping and lower levels of ethnocentrism; and higher levels of community service. However, most professionals tend gravitate toward other professionals from their own cultural backgrounds, which prevents individuals to enrich from the vast amount of knowledge that people from other cultures can bring to the workplace.
Objectives: This workshop has as purpose teaching techniques to professionals to identify cultural dimensions according to the worldwide known Hofstede’s model, develop cultural sensitivity toward people from other cultures, recognize how the Hispanic culture differentiates from other cultures, recognize lifestyles and new layers of cultural diversity, and learn techniques to propitiate collaboration among people from different cultures.