Trusting relationships are at the foundation of inclusivity. In professional settings, the actions and experiences that establish trust can differ across individuals and cultures.
In this workshop, we will:
- Discuss why taking time for trust building is vital in multicultural interactions and teams.
- Define different orientations to trust-building and locate our own orientation.
- Learn about the role of empathy and cultural humility in trust building.
- Explore strategies for shifting our approach trust-building in work with colleagues and students.
This will be an interactive workshop – be prepared for reflection and application activities. If you have questions or specific scenarios you would like to discuss, please contact Victoria Surtees: Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org
Eager to read ahead? Check out these two resources to start reflecting on what trust means to you in the context of communication across cultures.
- Ward, R. (2019). Building trust before truth: How non-indigenous Canadians become Allies. https://animikii.com/news/building-trust-before-truth-how-non-indigenous-canadians-become-allies
- Meyer, E. (2016). The head or the heart: Two types of trust and how they grow, The culture map: Decoding how people think, lead, and get things done across cultures. PublicAffairs. https://eds.p.ebscohost.com/eds/detail/detail?vid=0&sid=2e86d4d1-f068-467a-bbb5-6baa95b71562%40redis&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmU%3d#AN=ufv.1270597&db=cat00744a
Date: Tuesday, October 4th, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Abbotsford, A203B
Facilitator: Victoria Surtees, Teaching & Learning specialist, Internationalization
Please register for this event through Eventbrite.