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CCDI Webinar: What to do to be interculturally competent – Legal

Are you interculturally competent? What does that even mean? Intercultural competence (also called cultural competence) is the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with people of other cultures. With Canada’s ethno-racial makeup changing daily, being interculturally competent has never been more important. So how does intercultural competence change in the legal/policing sector?

This webinar will introduce you to the concept of intercultural competence, including an understanding of the concept, issues unique to law/policing, and tips and tricks that individuals can action themselves to move toward being more interculturally competent.

Who should attend:

  • Industry specific – Legal sector / Policing: These webinars are targeted toward individuals within two specific industries: law (lawyers, paralegals, etc.) and policing (sworn members and civilians). While the subject matter may be the same (i.e.gender), how it plays out in a specific industry may be significantly different. This series is targeted toward anyone who works in either industry. The level of knowledge will be more generalized (level 1.0 to 2.0) however will have specific examples from the specific industry.

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About the presenter:

CCDI Team photo - Cathy Gallagher-Louisy Cathy Gallagher-Louisy is the Senior Director, Consulting for the CCDI. She leads the CCDI’s research and knowledge services portfolio and also provides consulting and training services to CCDI partner organizations and clients, developing and delivering strategic D&I and cultural competence strategies, programs, initiatives, training, and developmental tools. Cathy is an experienced diversity and inclusion (“D&I”) and Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) professional with over twenty years’ experience in program development and leadership, project management, and human resources roles within corporate, government, and non-profit organizations.

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Schedule of webinars:

Date Time Presenter Language Audience Level
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET Cathy Gallagher-Louisy English Legal sector 1.0 – 2.0
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET Cathy Gallagher-Louisy English Policing 1.0 – 2.0
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET Anne-Marie Pham French Legal sector 1.0 – 2.0
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET Anne-Marie Pham French Policing 1.0 – 2.0

Feel free to contact us at anytime should you have any questions.

For members of the law societies of Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, and the Yukon: this program may qualify for credit in the area of Practice Management as part of your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development, as required by your Law Society. To learn more, click on the link to your province above or contact your local Law Society.

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