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Wilfrid Laurier University Human Resources
December 18, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Values Relationships & Community Workshops



“Builds and sustains meaningful relationships and invests in the Laurier community experience.”


  • Values/encourages meaningful, long-lasting relationships
  • Supports and participates in the exchange of diverse perspectives and ideas
  • Embraces Laurier’s academic and institutional traditions
  • Acts as an ambassador for Laurier to both internal and external communities
  • Engages as an active participant in events that embody and shape the Laurier community
Values Relationships & Community Workshops
 
Foundations of Personality Dimensions

Course Details

The Foundations of Personality Dimensions is one of the most popular workshops offered as it looks at the way who we are (our core temperament) impacts the way we communicate, interact and build relationships with our colleagues. Through a self-assessment, participants will discover their core temperament and walk away with a better understanding of themselves and others. This workshop is highly interactive, very colourful and lots of fun!

Learning Objectives

- Identify and describe the key characteristics of various personality dimensions

-Identify own preferred styles and how this impacts relationships with those of a different personality dimension

- Adapt personal style to improve working relationships with others

Facilitator

Melanie Will, Manager: Learning and Organizational Development

Jennifer Porritt, Manager: Learning and Organizational Development 

Upcoming Workshop Dates:

Thursday, December 18, 2014 (9 am to 12 pm): Waterloo Campus

To register for workshops, please click here.

 
Intercultural Communication

Course Details

As Laurier welcomes more international students and students from immigrant communities, there are increased intercultural interactions both in and outside classrooms. While staff embrace and celebrate the cultural diversity in the community, they often face the challenges of bridging different communication styles, behaviour patterns and value systems. In this session the presenter will provide models to explore contrasting cultural assumptions and explain how cultural values influence behaviour and relationships.

Learning Objectives

The objective is not only for participants to learn more about other cultures, but also raise awareness of their own cultural values and assumptions. With increased understanding, participants can become more comfortable and confident in communicating and interacting with people from cultures that are different from their own.

Facilitator

Ben Yang, Director: Global Engagement. Ben came to Canada as an international student and experienced first-hand the transition to a different cultural and social environment. He provides insightful observation and practical strategies on working across cultures.

Workshop date: Coming in May 2015

To register for workshops, please click here.