Developing Cultural Competence

Consultancy

Peter Block, author of Flawless Consulting, describes three main roles that an effective consultant should play:

  • as “a pair of hands,” a consultant can do tasks that a client organization knows how to do itself, but does not have the staff to accomplish;
  • In the “expert” role, a consultant provides knowledge or skills that the organization does not have in-house;
  • In the “collaborative” role, the consultant works as a partner with the organization, contributing process knowledge, but leaving the rest to the client, who has the task expertise and staff to accomplish tasks once the approach is determined.

Culturewise consultancy offers a combination of all three roles with the emphasis on the collaborative role. Consultant’s assistance in designing and managing

  • Strategic Planning
  • Development of Policies & Procedures
  • Analysis & Evaluation of Programmes
  • Capacity Building within Organisation

will help focus energy where it is most needed and preclude wasting time reinventing the wheel.

Sometimes it takes an outsider to ask the hard or dumb questions, and a skilled facilitator will help surface disagreements about important issues, as well as manage potential conflicts in a constructive way.

Culturewise consultancy is cost effective and offers long term solutions through a proven process.

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“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.”