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Professional Development Forum - Cultural Awareness & Diversity

Mar 20, 2020 02:00PM to Mar 20, 2020 03:30PM
Lancaster Chamber, 115 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

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Price: $25
Member Price: Free
Subscriber Price: Free

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Recruiting and retaining the right talents in the US can be a challenge due to the competition. Companies are always seeking new skills to maintain their business advantage. Traditional recruitment methods might not be useful under particular situations due to multiple factors, and culture is one of them. Understanding culture plays a vital role in people’s day-to-day interactions and decision-making, having the ability to examine and understand a culture can support the company’s efforts to recruit, retain, and engage diverse talents in the workplace.

Learning Objectives

• Acquisition and retention of immigrant and refugee talents
• Positive employee engagement by increasing self-awareness while demonstrating respect for all
• Development of new talents
• Working effectively with diverse cultures
• Leveraging diversity for business advancement

CWS Lancaster’s Language Beyond Borders (LBB) program is a social enterprise that provides fee-based language services to local businesses, service providers, schools, hospitals, and more while creating professional employment opportunities for immigrants and refugees. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!

Meet the Presenter

Amer Al Fayadh moved to the United States in 2010 from Iraq. His passion for helping other refugees and immigrants led him to volunteer at Church World Service (CWS) where he currently works as a Language Services Program Coordinator in Lancaster, PA. Amer graduated from the University of Technology in Baghdad-Iraq with B.Sc. in production engineering, and an MPA from the University of Roehampton-England. Amer is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion as a way to create healthy communities. He believes that fostering a culture of welcome allows people with different perspectives to work together on common matters.


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