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Communicating effectively in a multicultural context

cultural and communications training

Language is the chief point of contact between cultures. When we want to communicate with a person or an audience from a different culture, we first consider the language. After all, we want to be understood. When an organization addresses a specific audience through ad campaigns, social media or personalized emails, its communication specialists will…

Global Virtual Team Training – 5 Key Elements

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By Keith Warburton, founder of Global Business Culture, partner of ACCULTURA Keith Warburton, CEO of Global Business Culture, is ACCULTURA’s partner in the UK. As an expert in cross-cultural awareness training for business, he has been running global virtual team training for over 15 years for major corporations worldwide. Given the fast rise in virtual team…

Diversity training is a marathon

diversity training marathon

While diversity is a top priority for business leaders, effective and sustainable training solutions to eradicate racism, sexism, ageism, and other forms of discrimination within the organization are rare. Building a discrimination-free organization requires a diversified cultural training program that builds a foundation for a sustainable discrimination-free environment. Like training for a marathon, this process…

These words we shouldn’t pronounce

liberte d'expression

These words like the “n” word A word that navigates between the blacklist and freedom of expression. A word that evokes in some the slavery of a people. A word that hurts too much. What can be said of this word when its context is educational or when the intention is to understand? What can…

Global Diversity Month 2020

global diversity month

Here’s some fantastic news in light of the upcoming Global Diversity Month: diversity training is vigorously climbing to the top of North American organizations’ agenda (and hopefully well beyond). Thanks to the massive global movements to raise awareness on racial and gender inequities we have been witnessing – or perhaps even partaking in – these…

Unpacking Racism in School

Black lives matter rally

ACCULTURA is pleased to present this article by Jillian Kowalchuk, who discusses the issue of racism in high school education. Jillian resides in Alberta, Canada, where she teaches social studies. She is pursuing her Master’s degree in Education with a focus on social justice. She advocates for non-discriminatory education to help change attitudes towards visible…

A Letter for George Floyd

black lives matter

On this day when the world bids farewell to the man whose murder has rekindled the flame essential to annihilating racial injustice… In solidarity with the #blacklivesmatter protests… As a sign of hope for a better world where we will be able to accept differences and appreciate their value in everyone’s lives…   A letter…

E-Learning and Cultural Diversity

e-learning and diversity

Recently, I’ve indulged in yet another valuable webinar presented by AFI Expertise, a partner whose business in digital transformation encompasses 20 years of expertise in on and offline training. So they know what they’re talking about when they comment on the advantages of online training – particularly when delivering to a culturally diverse audience. Before…

The New Normal is Online

Remote work

Whether the pandemic ends sooner or later, it is clear that a new normal is settling into the business world and likely, for good. If I may venture a few predictions: remote working will become an ideal way to manage cost, enhance productivity, and reduce pollution. Videoconferencing will become the default mode for meetings and…

Cultural Training in Canada

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This particular article was created for ACCULTURA’s cross-cultural UK partner. We love spreading Canadian culture across the pond! Google doesn’t fancy a double copy so instead of republishing the article here, please find this informative take on cultural awareness training in Canada at: https://www.globalbusinessculture.com/cultural-awareness/cultural-training-in-canada/ #culturalintelligence #culturaltraining Happy reading!

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