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20 Nov 2019

Understanding and Leveraging Culture and Values

Balance cultural values in diverse workplaces | Be challenged toward greater flexibility, adaptability, and innovation while expressing authenticity

Strategic Partner: The Executive Centre

Description

Do you ever wonder why you are the way you are and why you do what you do? Is it your personality or style or could it be cultural differences?  Have you explored how your perceptions of Asians in country cultures outside of Asia might impact your expectations and interactions in Asia?  

In this session, participants will explore the idea of “who am I” using a values-based framework and discussions initiated by these questions: How do my values influence my behaviour and how do others perceive me and vice versa? What are my core values that most strongly influence me? Using Asian American history and diaspora examples, participants will also engage around the question of what are my interpretations//perceptions of the behaviours resulting from the core values of others? Techniques for managing perceptions and leveraging your core and cultural values will be discussed. 

 

Why Attend 

· Expand your self-awareness. 

· Introduction to values-based framework to explore “who am I?” 

· Techniques for balancing cultural values in diverse workplaces 

· Introduction to the intersections and differences between Asians and Asian Americans through facilitated discussions and facilitator examples 

· Be challenged toward greater flexibility, adaptability, creativity and innovation while expressing one’s authenticity 

 

Target Audience 

  • Function: D&I, General/Mixed 

  • Level: General/Mixed 

Event Speakers

  • Linda Akutagawa

    Linda Akutagawa

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    President & CEO, LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics)
    Linda Akutagawa is President and CEO of Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP).

President & CEO, LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics)

Linda Akutagawa

Linda Akutagawa is President and CEO of Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP). A passionate social entrepreneur for over 25 years and beneficiary of LEAP’s leadership programming, Ms. Akutagawa is an advocate for diversity and believer in the value and urgent need for diverse, equitable, and inclusive leadership. Through LEAP, she has dedicated herself to continuing the cycle of leadership development and inspiring Asian and Pacific Islanders to step up to leadership roles across sectors, industries, and communities. Linda received her B.S. in International Business with a minor in Economics from California State University at Los Angeles.