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Training

Strategies for Working With Multicultural Training Groups

Self-Awareness

To fully appreciate cultural power and differences, trainers must:

  • Recognize their own culture’s influence on how they think and act.
  • Understand the complexities of cross-cultural interactions and fully appreciate, value and respect participants’ diversity.
  • Be aware of the impact of institutional and societal racism, sexism, ageism and other such -isms, and acknowledge how these forms of oppression can influence group dynamics.
  • Share appropriate personal experiences from your own culture while not attempting to be an expert on other cultural groups.
  • Acknowledge that everyone in the room has something important to share and that you, as the trainer, hope to learn from the group as well.
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