Workplace Culture Program

Helping Nova Scotian employers understand the benefits of hiring international talent

About the Program

The Workplace Culture Program helps Nova Scotian employers:

  • better understand the benefits of hiring international talent
  • understand the importance of immigrant experience in the workplace
  • learn methods to improve intercultural competence and retain immigrant employees

Presentation & Activity
Presentations provide an overview of the Workplace Culture Program and immigration to Nova Scotia, with key concepts, poignant videos, and an interactive activity (30-60 minutes).

Cultural Assessment Tools

Organizational: Review leadership, planning, resources, recruitment and retention, accountability, behaviours and beliefs, and plan the next steps for enhancing your workplace environment (1 hour).

Individual or Focus Group: Identify your intercultural knowledge, skills, awareness, attitude, and compassion. Results correspond to the organizational assessment (1 hour).


These two webinars provide the entry point to the Workplace Culture Program for Nova Scotian employers. Please arrange a virtual meeting with either the facilitator or coordinator of the program prior to attending.

All Staff: Benefits of a Diverse Workplace Culture (2 hours)

In this two-hour interactive webinar, we will explore ideas and examples that develop an intercultural workplace culture and enhance your organization’s success. Focus includes:

  • The nature of workplace culture and how it relates to key elements of your hiring & retention
  • The value and contributions immigrants bring to your workplace
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on our workplace cultures
  • An overview of the Workplace Culture Program

Managers and Directors: Leveraging your Workplace Culture (2 hours)

In this two-hour interactive webinar for managers and directors, we will explore the question: “How can we leverage the skills and experiences of an increasingly intercultural workforce?” Focus includes:

  • Why hire immigrants?
  • Key areas for your organization’s development
  • Steps to leverage your workplace culture
  • Impact of COVID-19 on our workplace cultures
  • An overview of the Workplace Culture Program

No charge for Webinars for Nova Scotia Employers ($29 outside NS)

Registration and listing of monthly webinar dates can be found here.


Please fill out the registration form here.

On-site Workshops
Designed to help you support the effective retention of immigrant employees, these sessions are interactive and use a skill-building approach (90-minute or half-day sessions available).

  • Building an Intercultural Workplace | For All Staff
    Build awareness, go beyond stereotypes, and understand your role in creating culture. Learn the variety of ways your workplace can benefit from immigrant talent and experience.
  • Intercultural Conflict Resolution | For All Staff
    Develop your conflict resolution skills and real life scenarios to identify the role culture plays in negotiating intercultural conflict. Training and/or experience in conflict resolution is a prerequisite.
  • Making Your Workplace More “Welcoming” | For Managers
    Learn how organizational policies, procedures, onboarding, and unwritten rules can affect the warmth and openness of a workplace. Through practical tips and suggestions, learn how to take action to make your workplace more welcoming.
  • Intercultural Leadership Excellence | For Managers
    Learn how to lead using intercultural initiatives, increase your personal awareness, and learn about intercultural communication through practical and easy-to-implement tips and ideas.

Any of the above topics can be modified for team meetings, working groups, conferences or private consultations. Phone or Skype meetings are also available.

For information about Workplace Culture Programs including workshops and presentations please contact: Paul Pickering | 902-406-8693 |

Contact Information


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