Intercultural Awareness at Work (in-person, two day course)
Understanding diverse cultures improves interaction between employees and positively impacts businesses and the world around us. This accredited course is delivered over 1.5 days in-person. Students will leave with an understanding of cultural differences and how to employ cultural empathy in a diverse work environment. Topics of discussion include unconscious bias, intercultural sensitivity, and how to communicate and celebrate cultures and differences rather than perpetuate bias and stereotypes. Students will also acquire tools and strategies to support the retention and development of employees from varied cultural backgrounds and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
Demonstrate cultural self-awareness as it relates to the participant's work environment.
Employ cultural empathy and communicate effectively in intercultural work settings.
Acquire intercultural tools and strategies to support the retention and development of employees.
New students to BCIT will need to register for a BCIT A# in order the register (the same link can be used if you have forgotten your A#)
This course has been vetted and approved by the BC Employer Training Grant program. As an employer, you can apply to receive 80% of the cost of training, up to $10k per employee. Documentation will be provided upon request.
Individuals might find the new StrongerBC Future Skills Grant helpful.
Whistler Experience Program Benefits
Upon registering for this event as a Whistler Experience participant, you will have full access to all Whistler Experience program benefits, including the Whistler Blackcomb Spirit Pass. If you then fail to attend the event, your pass will be suspended and access to all benefits will cease. You would then need to register for another in-person Whistler Experience training session or complete an online Whistler Experience course to re-activate your benefits.
Photographs taken at the event may be used in marketing and promotional campaigns and messaging by the Whistler Chamber.
If you are unable to attend your session, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org a minimum of seven days before the course start.