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Workplace Diversity: Building Relationships and Working Successfully Together

Cultural intelligence is important for creating safe, collegial and inclusive workplaces. Develop your skills to effectively collaborate, build relationships and navigate differences.



As Aotearoa’s demographic continues to change and grow, building on your cultural intelligence is an important step in creating safe, collegial and inclusive workplaces. This workshop can help participants to develop skills to effectively collaborate, build relationships, and navigate differences. For client-focused learning, see Enhancing Skills to Ensure Safe and Supportive Client-Focused Relationships.

Overview and Learning Intentions

  • Increase your understanding and appreciation for cultural difference

  • Explore ways of building relationships and working well together with colleagues whose ideas and beliefs may differ to your own

  • Develop your skills in how to navigate differences respectfully

  • Explore concrete strategies for developing safe, collegial and inclusive workplaces

  • Develop an individual action plan to examine and respond to your diverse workplace

Let’s Get Real

  • Working within communities

  • Challenging discrimination

  • Applying law, policy and practice

  • Maintaining professional and personal development

Facilitated by Dr Chris Taua 

PhD, RN, BN, MN(Distinction), PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN

Chris is a registered nurse by profession with a background in mental health. She has over 25 years' experience in health/disability sectors. Her education portfolio includes mental health, disability, ethics and boundaries, communication and de-escalation, collaborative note writing, and culturally safe practice. Her PhD explored the mental health inpatient experiences of people with intellectual disability and she continues to publish on this and other topics including cultural diversity/cultural safety. She is currently Director and primary Consultant for ‘Pumahara Consultants, Personal and Professional Development Specialists’ and holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer role with The University of Queensland as well as other teaching roles with Universities around New Zealand and Australia.

Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four
Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Tick applicable box when registering to apply discount
Early Bird Discount: $10 discount is available on registrations made up to 8 weeks before the workshop date (automatically applied at checkout)

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.

  • Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged. 

  • No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.

  • MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.

  • Only one person may view an online workshop per registration

Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.

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