Dr. Maura Cullen & Associates is dedicated to providing your group and organization with the critical skills, knowledge and competencies to compete and succeed in today’s global economy and diverse workforce.
Has your group or organization grown tired of diversity training?
Have some of the training experiences caused more harm than good?
One common mistake that many trainers and organizations make in their diversity efforts is inadvertently creating an adversarial atmosphere. This can result in participants believing that diversity is a ‘win-lose’ proposition – that in order for someone to ‘win’, they must ‘lose’. This approach will almost certainly sabotage any significant advances in creating more inclusive and effective teams.
Now, more than ever, diversity training is critical to our success whether operating a business or teaching the next generation’s workforce. We must develop the necessary skills needed to effectively communicate with others.
Maura is consistently the top rated keynote speaker at conferences as she shares her knowledge and inspires her audience through her practical examples, humor and storytelling. This widespread appeal of Maura’s style is what differentiates her from other diversity speakers. Your organization will attain the skills and knowledge necessary to make them more culturally competent, in a respectful, engaging and enjoyable atmosphere.
Have you ever been afraid of saying the wrong thing so said nothing at all?
Many people are so afraid of saying the wrong thing that they end up saying nothing at all. This fear prevents good people from taking meaningful action. Even well-intended people cause harm and may accidentally offend or hurt another without ever knowing why. When this happens we may be tempted to try to fix-it, explain-it, blame-it, forget-it, negate-it or ignore-it. Don’t fall into this trap. There are better alternatives to maximize your impact with others.
Some discomfort relating to our diversity conversations are inevitable and will continuously crop up. It’s how we deal with these intricate and often confusing situations that matters most. Simply ignoring the problem and hoping the other person didn’t notice doesn’t solve the issue.
In no time at all, you will be better able to understand the dynamics of diversity and apply the skills to enhance the quality of your interactions both professionally and personally.