Culturewise training programmes are designed for professionals who want to enrich the cultural capital of their organisations in today’s multicultural domestic and global business environment and all of its programmes are tailored to meet the specific needs of the client.Read More
Culturewise consultancy offers a combination of all three roles with the emphasis on the collaborative role. Consultant’s assistance in designing and managing.Read More
CultureWise Ireland is committed to applications of academic principles and research findings to promote Intercultural understanding, Integration within Irish Society as well as European Integration. Accordingly, it promotes and encourages research, theory, and practice in the field of intercultural relations.Read More
Culturewise Ireland is a Cork based intercultural training, research and consultancy company whose mission is to help clients to better understand and work more effectively with culturally diverse populations through the provision of tailored responses to their needs.
The service is unique to Ireland and offers challenging diversity awareness programmes, intercultural training and workshops designed to help organisations overcome cultural barriers to effective communication, integrated business solutions.Read More
I recently attended Alvina’s workshop on Cultural Diversity, I found the workshop to be interesting, thought provoking, refreshing and informative. The workshop was presented in a professional and relaxed manner. A thoroughly enjoyable learning experience.
I found Alvina’s workshop on cultural diversity an inspiration – her ability to address sensitive issues and interesting cultural dilemmas in a non-threatening safe atmosphere encourages an opportunity for openness and the possibility of embracing change.
Excellent workshop. Gave me a chance to look at myself and to understand how I react. It will be of great benefit to me both personally and in my interactions with people from other cultures.
Dr. Grosu brings a level of professional skill and personal approachability to her work which is of a high professional standard. The testimonial I have heard Dr. Grosu and I am pleased to say that she engaged the audience in her presentation of the cultural aspects of medical illness. She used humour and audience participation both to reflect on the issues. Dr. Grosu approach was entirely suited to the audience of medical students drawn from a wide variety of cultures.
The Cork County Development Board is charged with the co-ordination of services at the county level. This involves the implementation of key inter-agency economic, social and cultural projects. In that regard, Alvina’s informative and interesting presentation to the multi-agency Board helped to significantly advance the process of integration in Cork County. Members found her focus on Cultural Diversity Awareness extremely useful and recognised the benefits of proceeding with the integration issue on a county-wide level. I have found Alvina’s approach to putting her message across to be engaging, positive, practical and good-humoured.
I found that having the space to discuss some of our specific difficulties when working with immigrant groups was very helpful, to listen to others and help each other gain understanding and find solutions and agreed on ways to change our methodologies or approaches. A good deal of openness, self awareness and understanding is required to truly be willing to communicate and work in an effective way with people outside my own culture… What we needed was very specific discussion and exploration of issues regarding various cultural communication including tips and pointers that may help us in our day to day work and we got down to this more in our second follow up session.
Alvina’s presentation to the Credit Union Manager’s Association (C.U.M.A.) on managing cultural diversity was one of our most meaningful, useful and well received programmes in recent years. Alvina’s presentation showed a keen understanding of the unique nature of credit unions, and of the challenges of cultural diversity. She delivered her presentation and interacted with the large group of Managers present with insight, understanding and humour. The success of her interaction with our Managers is best measured by the numbers of people who came up to her immediately after the session to thank her, and the number of Managers who, afterwards, indicated to us that they would like to have Alvina back at a future stage. I would, without hesitation, recommend Alvina to other organisations and businesses.