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Culture and Diversity: Leadership Challenges


Two Day Workshop


Understanding how organizations are structured and operate, and how the individuals who make up that organization perceive themselves and their roles, is an important leadership skill. As an effective leader, you have to understand your organization’s culture in order to lead change, ensure employee retention and motivation and manage the response to strategic initiatives. This module will not only enable you to explore the role of learned behaviours, organizational norms and values, and ethics, but also the challenges of leadership in a global, diverse and multicultural society.

What You Will Learn

At the completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Define Organizational Culture (OC)
  • Describe its purpose and importance to leaders
  • Explain how various artifacts reflect culture
  • Identify how culture is part of organizational change
  • Apply an understanding of culture to the leader’s role
  • Define diversity
  • Describe how diversity affects the leader’s role
  • Apply culture and diversity principles to a case

What to Expect

This is an interactive course, which includes lectures, group exercises and discussion.

Please come to this course prepared to share your experiences, opinions and perspectives with the class.

There are no prerequisites required. Please come prepared to share your experiences, opinions and perspectives with the class.


"George provided great perspective based on his vast experience and the fact that he has lived in 3 countries and travelled to many others. The perfect choice to teach this course! I gained great insight and realized that my organization is on the right track!"

Registration Options

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LEAD6206 - 009 Mar 27 - Mar 28, 2017 Available

Day Date Time Location
Mon, Tue   Mar 27 to Mar 28, 2017 9:00AM to 4:00PM Downtown Campus, Citi Plaza, 124

Course Materials

Materials and handouts will be provided in class.

Attendance Requirements

To complete this course, active participation is required and participants must attend 100% of this course.

Western Employees

This course is pre-approved for Reimbursed tuition for eligible Western employees.

George Perez

Course Fee $460.00 ?

Potential Discount(s): Citi Plaza , Western Alumni , Pillar , Amway , Great West Life , Goodlife Members