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ROUNDTABLE - LR - Adapting Across Cultural Styles Inclusively

Date: April 21, 2021
Location: Online

CPD hours: 1.5

Roundtables are exclusively available and free for CPHR BC & Yukon Members. These events are peer-to-peer sharing and members play an active role in sharing knowledge and building community. Confidentiality is requested amongst the members present. Roundtables are not recorded for later viewing.

Adapting Across Cultural Styles Inclusively 
Our workplaces are increasingly diverse as a result of national and international migration. Leaders and Human Resources/Labour Relations professionals who deepen their understanding and capacity to engage across differences can play important roles in supporting the achievement of goals and the establishment of an inclusive workplace culture.
We will start our session investigating why these skills are so important and how we can personally approach developing and deepening them. Then, we will apply an approach for bridging cultural differences and reducing the distance of understanding, establishing productive working relationships and getting things done.

Guest Facilitator: Todd Odgers is the Associate Dean International at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and the former Principal of NorQuest Centre for Intercultural Education (CIE) in Edmonton.
Todd has spent his career working in many intercultural intersections in Canada and abroad as a consultant, teacher, faculty trainer, and researcher. The CIE team he directed for nine years completed almost five million dollars in funded research and educational projects for vulnerable communities, immigrants, educational institutions, businesses and industry. He facilitates and speaks widely to groups nationally and internationally on how they can effectively create inclusive campuses and workplaces. His experience as a corporate trainer overseas informed his approach to engaging across cultural similarities and differences.
Back in Canada, his early research and work in higher education contributed to the emerging practice of interculturalization. In his role at BCIT, Todd brings the experience and resources learned and earned from his work with students, faculty, leaders and service staff to move the Institute’s interculturalization initiative forward. 


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This roundtable will take place online on Zoom.
8:00am to 9:15am – Pacific Standard Time (PDT)
Please register by the date indicated below. You will receive a registration confirmation immediately. The details on how to access the online roundtable will be sent via a calendar invite by the end of the business day before.
Registration Deadline - April 19, 2021 - 4 pm  Registration Fee
CPHR BC & Yukon Members - all categories  Included with Membership
Non-Members  Members Only

  • Questions about registrations can be directed to roundtable@cphrbc.ca.
  • Questions about this roundtable can be directed to Quinne Davey, Member Relations Manager, Lower Mainland.