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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:

20170802 - Team photo - Anne-Marie Pham Anne-Marie Pham has worked with diverse communities and workplaces for over 20 years. She has a deep understanding of issues and opportunities related to diversity, and endeavours to integrate diversity and inclusion principles in her daily practice. Anne-Marie was born in Vietnam and lived in France for 12 years before making Canada her permanent home. She has a master’s degree in public administration (MPA), a BA in Sociology and a senior HR Professional certification with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Her most recent role was as Manager of Diversity and Employment Equity at Spectra Energy. From 2012 to August 2014, she led the City of Calgary’s corporate framework and 3-year action plan for ‘Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace’. she also trained and provided advice to federal contractors and employers legislated under Employment Equity for Human Resources & Skills Development Canada. Prior to her career in diversity, Anne-Marie co-founded a high-tech company called Techneos Systems, which focused on developing global survey data collection technology for multiple mobile platforms. Anne-Marie has deep roots in Calgary’s ethno-cultural community with leadership experience in several organizations including the Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary, the Asian Heritage Foundation, and the Calgary Vietnamese Youth Association, which she co-founded.


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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