Culture and Forgiveness

  The word “forgiveness” has been popping up a lot these days in the media. Actor Mark Wahlberg is asking for forgiveness for committing racially motivated assaults as a teenager.  In filing an application for a pardon with the state of Massachusetts, the 43-year-old actor says when he attacked a Vietnamese man with a stick... Read More

Diversity is No Guarantee of Success

Just because a team is diverse -- having people with different perspectives, race and cultural backgrounds -- is no guarantee the team will be effective. A recent analysis of the composition of top management teams by the Centre for Effective Organizations (part of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California) has... Read More

Knowing Yourself to Help Others

[caption id="attachment_573" align="alignleft" width="123"] What do you see? A vase or two faces?[/caption] Many people and organizations are becoming more interested in implicit or unconscious bias and the role it plays in our interaction with those who are different. Just like "mindbugs" that trick the brain into seeing things that aren't there, we also have... Read More

Diversity Disconnect

For many people the word "diversity" is an honourific term that denotes positive things in the workplace, on teams or in neighbourhoods: including more creativity, more innovation, less group-think and better problem-solving abilities. And for the most part they are right. Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of having diverse perspectives and backgrounds in organizations.... Read More

Peel District School Board will change hiring and promotion practices

"Throughout our discussions with employees ......it was evident that many staff lack confidence in the ability of the current academic and business hiring process to ensuring hiring based on merit rather than relationships." From Peel School Board Report http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/education/article/1318714--peel-school-board-launches-plan-to-hire-on-the-basis-of-merit-not-nepotism

Video: Diversity is not diversity is not diversity

Katherine Klein, Professor of Management, the Wharton School, discusses the need to  think more broadly about diversity and the role of leaders. Problems may arise when there is a diversity of values in a group. In such an environment it is important for leaders to be more task-oriented and be willing to step back in order... Read More

Coaching for Cultural Competence

Cultural Competence is a key performance attribute of successful organizations and will become increasingly important in the future.  Coaching is the skill to make sure that your team consistently communicate and reinforce this agenda. DiversiPro has developed a program that includes both parts of the equation in one package – the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)... Read More

DiversiPro Coach Summer Newsletter

Finally, summer has arrived and we're well into baseball season now, but it's time to make some change ups and sharpen those skills. Draft Picks DiversiPro is now an Associate Member of the ITAP International Alliance Network, an integrated network of cooperative companies.  This relationship will add exciting new capabilities that will create even more... Read More