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Cultural awareness

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Course code
BH 21/019 
Summary

The UK has one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse workforces in Europe and our workplaces are increasingly likely to be a mosaic of races, religions, lifestyles and cultures. Being aware and respectful of other cultures is an essential part of living and working in the UK today.

 

Our cultural background exerts a powerful influence on how we interpret and interact with the world around us. As well as influencing our own behaviour, it also dictates how we interpret the behaviour of other people.

 

Problems can arise when we use the rules of our own culture to interpret the behaviour of people from another, and can lead us to the wrong conclusions. This course looks at the problems caused by cultural stereotyping and misunderstandings, the benefits of diversity and the importance of treating everyone with respect.

 
Full Description

The UK has one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse workforces in Europe and our workplaces are increasingly likely to be a mosaic of races, religions, lifestyles and cultures. Being aware and respectful of other cultures is an essential part of living and working in the UK today.

 

Our cultural background exerts a powerful influence on how we interpret and interact with the world around us. As well as influencing our own behaviour, it also dictates how we interpret the behaviour of other people.

 

Problems can arise when we use the rules of our own culture to interpret the behaviour of people from another, and can lead us to the wrong conclusions. This course looks at the problems caused by cultural stereotyping and misunderstandings, the benefits of diversity and the importance of treating everyone with respect.

 

This course will give a better understanding of:

how we use the rules of our own culture to interpret and interact with other people

the problems caused by relying on stereotypes and misperceptions

the importance  of treating everyone in the workplace with respect

how being culturally aware can help us connect with a wider range of people

what we can do to explore cultural issues intelligently and sensitively.

 
Objectives
 
Categories
Fair and Inclusive 
Target Audience
Brighton & Hove City Council Staff
This Event is for Brighton & Hove City Council Staff Only 
Estimated Duration
30 minutes