Effective Intercultural Practice

This one-day interactive workshop (formerly titled "Working with Immigrant & Refugee Communities") hosted by the Centre for Race and Culture and the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative is intended to examine the concept of culture, the effect culture has in one's personal and professional life, as well as the role biases and power can play in our interactions with others.

Through this workshop, participants will explore:

  • What culture is and how our own cultural lens influences our work
  • Differences between immigrant and refugee status and the economic and social experiences of refugees in Edmonton
  • Power and privilege and its impact on relationships
  • Opportunities to practice inter-cultural skills in small groups with community leaders (Somali, Sudanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino, Spanish speaking, South Asian and Cambodian)

Upcoming Workshop(s): 


About the Facilitator:

Kaitlin Lauridsen is a Senior Consultant and Educator with CRC Consulting, the social enterprise arm of the Centre for Race and Culture. A passionate facilitator, Kaitlin is dedicated to asking the uncomfortable questions and encouraging her audiences to dig deeper and get curious. Kaitlin completed her Master's in Public Health with a focus on social inequities and health. She enjoys the learning she gains out of each workshop as much as she enjoys delivering them.

Participant Feedback:

"An informative and engaging presentation, and an interactive education experience!"
"A highlight for me in the day was how differences in culture affect/impact the type of service we provide to clients."
"An insight I had was the need to bring this theory to others in my community."