Communicating with Diverse Communities
Just when you finally thought you were understanding the motivations of your boss and your teammates, you get a new staff member with different values and motivations. They aren't from a different planet, just a different generation and perhaps a different part of the world.
We live in a multi-generational/multi-cultural society, and the interpersonal challenges faced in the workforce from diverse populations are increasing. This discussion focuses on recognizing the generational and multi-cultural issues we face everyday, and understanding the values and approaches of different generations and cultures. When we understand and embrace our differences, we can better achieve collaboration in the workplace and within our communities.
About the presenter:
Rebecca Feaster is the President of Feaster and Associates. She has facilitated and presented seminars and training around the world, and is known for her high-energy presentations and workshops.
Rebecca specializes in “best-in-class” crisis communication and leadership communication training and providing cultural awareness workshops. Prior to opening her own firm, Rebecca served with a diverse number of organizations, including the City of Rockville, MD as their PIO, spokesperson for the Virginia State Police, Director of Communications for the Kennedy Institute and as a communications consultant and Associated Press reporter in the Middle East.
She also spent time as a public affairs officer in the US Air Force, at bases throughout the US, and in Saudi Arabia. She currently consults with the State Department's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, Community Action Agencies throughout the United States, Argonne National Laboratory and the Emergency
Management Institute where she is an adjunct instructor.
Rebecca holds a Masters of International Public Policy from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University where she focused on Arab Studies, she holds a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Tufts University and completed her fellowship at Boston University's School of Divinity on Religion and Globalization.