Sights on Success Consulting facilitates a local pro bono peer mentoring group on a monthly basis. The group is called the Regina Cross Cultural Sharing Circle.
This group provides an opportunity for people from various social and cultural backgrounds to come together to share their knowledge, perspectives, stories, and reflections on a specific topic. It also welcomes people who do not consider themselves as belonging to any specific ethnic, heritage, or cultural group, or as having a specific culture.
The focus of the group is learning about cultural differences. Knowledge about cultural differences is essential for developing cultural self-awareness and modifying attitudes, expectations, and eventually, behaviour towards people from cultural and social backgrounds different from one’s own. The goals are to increase cultural self-understanding, increase understanding of cultural differences in principles, values, beliefs, and practices, and engage in culturally adaptive behaviours such as active listening, reflecting, and empathy.
The professional and personal benefits of this learning and development activity are improved work and social relationships within the current reality of diverse organizations and communities that are striving towards inclusion.
In this group, culture is understood as something that lies both above and, especially, beneath appearances. It includes, of course, but is not limited to ethnicity, heritage, and nationality. Culture is based on the principles, values and beliefs we were raised in, or share with other members of a cultural group, and it varies according to our interpretations of those principles, values and beliefs. Culture is diverse, inclusive, dynamic, multilayered, multi-faceted, and includes membership in other cultural groups such as: gender, age/generation, sexual orientation, religion, way of life, place of origin, place of residence, geographic location and region, education, occupation, etc.
The next session of the Regina Cross Cultural Sharing Circle is on:
Saturday, June 8th from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
The topic is:
Spirituality, religion, and faith, etc.: learning about different belief systems and how they sustain us.
RSVP for information on the venue for the next session by email: sightsonsuccessconsulting.com or through the Contact Page on this website.
If you have a topic you would like to suggest to the Regina Cross Cultural Sharing Circle, please include it in your email. Thank you.