This training is aimed at employers and organisations to help them recognise and better harness the strength of intercultural workforces and be sensitive to any practices or unconscious biases that may hinder inclusivity for migrant employees in the workplace.
Training sessions are a safe space in which participants can explore concepts of culture and identity and preconceptions without fear of being judged for saying the wrong thing.
Our Intercultural and Anti-racism training is best suited for HR professionals, Diversity & Inclusion teams, Management teams / Businesses, Public Service, Large NGOs and non-profit organisations
Increase understanding of other cultures and promote equality and inclusion in the workplace.
Structure and format
Training is very interactive and aims to stimulate participants to reflect on personal and societal attitudes and behaviours to diversity. Participants will acquire a deeper understanding of diversity and an ability to develop meaningful intercultural relationships.
To ensure the best quality learning environment we recommended a group of no more than 12 people per training. The training takes a minimum of eight hours (one full day or two half days).
- Understanding of the concept of culture
- Examining aspects of cultural identity
- Exploring stereotypical thinking and its limitations
- Sharing and reflecting on experiences of prejudice, discrimination and exclusion
- Examining the nature of power in relationships between mainstream and marginal groups
- Gaining an understanding of diversity and antiracism vocabulary and concepts
Through the training participants will gain skills in open-minded and flexible thinking, being sensitive to cross-cultural interactions, recognising and challenging assumptions and cultural stereotypes, and increase awareness of power relations and privilege and the impact of these on various cultural groups.
Participants also learn techniques on how to respond to racism, combatting attitudes and behaviour that could lead to discrimination and exclusion, and how to deescalate conflict arising from intercultural misunderstandings.
Meet the trainers
Kensika Monshengwo, Intercultural Training Coordinator
Kensika Monshengwo was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and holds a postgraduate degree from the Sorbonne in Paris (1995); his research focused on “The Americanisation of young people of African descent in the Parisian suburbs”. He worked with the National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism, under the aegis of the Department of Justice, as Training and Resources Officer; he has extensive experience in Intercultural Training and has worked primarily with decision-makers from government departments, service providers, private sector employers, media organisations and non-governmental organisations in Ireland and abroad. He has also written and disseminated a wide range of advocacy and training materials.
Valéria Aquino, Integration Manager
Valéria has over 15 years’ experience working for organisations in the private, public and non-profit sector, such as Department of Social Protection, Robert Bosch Institute and GAIA Social. Her areas of expertise are: community development, corporate social responsibility and civil engagement.
Valéria holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, and also a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics (Management & Strategy) and a diploma in Special Studies in Education and Human Rights, both from the University of Campinas. Her field of research is focused on public participation, as she has a strong background in community work and politics, she was also an active member of the Students Union in Brazil, and an elected Delegate representing the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas in the National Congress of Students.
Currently she is a board member at AMBI (Association of Brazilian Families in Ireland) a 10 year old organisation that provides support for Brazilian immigrants living in Ireland and also a board member at MWU (Migrant Women United).
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About Immigrant Council of Ireland training
The Immigrant Council provides training programmes and workshops to businesses, schools, associations and organisations covering a wide suite of topics related to immigration and migrant rights, as well as diversity and inclusion.
Whether you are looking to upskill your frontline staff, build a more diverse and inclusive workforce, or simply looking to fulfil Diversity & Inclusion requirements for your company our training is suited for multiple audiences across many different sectors.
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