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

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

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