What if our success in an increasingly diverse world is tied to improving our cultural competence?
Well… it is.
Cultural competence is not just about making others feel welcome. It's about improving our own thinking process to be more flexible and apt to handle change and growth. Not only does this make us stronger leaders, but it benefits our work settings, our communities, and most importantly, ourselves.
And yet addressing issues of diversity and inclusion can be intimidating and filled with tension. There is often a fear of offending others. If you’re in the minority, bringing up needs of inclusivity can feel daunting when there is no clear process, or infrastructure, on how to ask for it.
Thankfully, there are evidence-based skills and strategies we can apply from psychology to improve cross-cultural interactions within and between groups. Doing so builds more functional and trusting relationships, allowing us to address issues of diversity and inclusion more comfortably and successfully. The resulting enriched communication and trust are not just helpful, they are a necessity for success in any sector of work in our already diverse society and world.
Dr. Abdulrehman is a clinical psychologist, consultant and speaker with specialist training and experience in cognitive psychology and behavioral change. He has well over 15 years of experience in the innovative application of psychology to a variety of sectors including health, business, education, non-government and government sectors. He has worked with both individuals and organizations in consultation and training roles. Dr. Abdulrehman works internationally, primarily in North America, Africa and the Middle East, bridging his familiarity with all those cultures. Dr. Abdulrehman remains especially interested in areas of diversity and inclusion...
To inquire about his availability for speaking engagements, training seminars or consultation in this or related areas, please contact the office manager, Nadiah by filling out the form below.