I help individuals, corporations, and organizations to navigate the journey to inclusion and cultural competence through the power of story. Each individual is a story; our society has a story; our organization has a story; our corporation has a story. Who do our stories include; who do they exclude? How can we create a new story that includes all of us in an equitable way? Our custom-designed workshops provide participants with awareness, skills and tools for utilizing sound diversity and intercultural theory, necessary to foster and sustain inclusion in any environment.
• Cultural Competence Coaching
• Custom-Designed Workshops for Companies and Organizations
• Keynote Presentations
• Passport to Inclusion Public Workshops
• Storytelling Presentations
• Train the Facilitator Workshops
These in-depth workshop experiences will support organizations in their efforts to work and communicate effectively with an increasingly diverse population. The workshops are designed to expand the global/cultural competence, social justice knowledge and skills of the participants and deliver practical tools for immediate application in order to develop or deepen inclusion initiatives.
The greatest tool for cross-cultural understanding is the simple process of listening to and telling our stories. Researchers have discovered that the human brain has a natural affinity for narrative communication, so storytelling has the ability to connect individuals of great diversity with ease. Dialogue emphasizes listening to deepen understanding and invites discovery. Authentic Dialogue is a process of genuine interaction through which diverse participants listen to and engage each other deeply enough to be changed by what they’ve heard.
My custom-designed workshops guide participants through a discovery of self and culture, stimulating self-respect and respect of others while bringing about a greater understanding of difference and what role difference plays in daily communication.
KMS Intercultural Consulting