Sarnia: 01.13.21 * VIRTUAL* Understanding People from Different Cultures and Overcoming Cultural Gaps

Date and Time

Starts:01/13/2021 6:30 PM

Ends:01/13/2021 8:00 PM

Event Type: Webcast

1.5 CPD Hour(s)



Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-Members: $30


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Join us as Bill Dennis: • Explains various cultural differences vis-à-vis the culture of mainstream Canadians. This points out how strikingly different the cultural beliefs and values of foreign countries can be. • Shows and explains the “Visible Cultural” features of a culture and the powerful “Invisible Cultural” core features resulting in the “Visible Culture” features of a culturally different individual. • Explains the various aspects of “Culture” which is, in effect, an umbrella term. • Shows and explains the power and impact of an individual’s “Cultural Lens”. • Shows and explains examples of cultural mistakes unconsciously made by mainstream Canadian employees when interacting with culturally different employees. • Explains the important “starting point” of understanding culturally different individuals. • Shows and explains the seven most important dimensions of a culture and compares each dimension to the culture of mainstream Canadians.


6:30pm Welcome and Introduction

6:35pm Speaker Presentation

8:00pm Event Concludes

Registration closes: January 12, 2021 at 8:00am

** During registration, please consider the donation option. Donated funds collected through this event registration will be equally divided between Indspire and Black Youth Helpline, preferred charities identified by HRPA members in a recent survey. **

Speaker bio(s)
Bill Dennis, President & CEO

Bill Dennis, B Commerce, MBA, CSP (Distinction) Bill is a Cultural, Generational, and Inclusion subject matter expert specializing in training business professionals on how to be as successful as possible with people from different Cultures (including Indigenous Peoples) and from different Generations. Bill is also trained in providing clients a customized personal “Cultural Analysis Profile Report” of their cultural predispositions and biases and a personal “Cultural Gaps and Barriers” Report identifying their cross-cultural gaps and barriers with individuals in/from 100 foreign countries. His company, Cultural & Generational Training, significantly enhances it value to client by providing complimentary post-training support. Presentations have been made at such organizations as the World Trade Centre (Toronto), HRPA Trade Show, HRPA Barrie Chapter, Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE), Royal Bank of Canada, International Customer Service Association (Toronto), and Oakville & Mississauga Real Estate Boards, Mississauga Board of Trade, Region of Halton, Home Hardware.