Topic outline

  • General
    TRIEC's training videos chronicle workplace integration from the perspectives of employers, immigrant professionals, and established Canadians. Through their stories, learn how they work out the challenges related to integrating immigrant professionals into the workplace.
    • Scene 1: Building Rapport in the Workplace

      Start the conversation by following an intercultural team as they work to improve their workplace relationships.This scene opens as Gabriela and Anthony discuss their weekend. Gabriela expresses concern to Anthony at their colleague Jane’s lack of interest in socializing. It seems very different from her previous country and workplace. We hear from all the team members about their perspectives on workplace relationships.

      Learning outcomes:
      • Identify different cultural norms for building rapport and collaborative relationships in the workplace.
      • Recognize how culture affects work style expectations.
      • Identify how conflict or misunderstandings can be culturally based.
    • Scene 2: Expectations of Leadership and Work Styles

      Start the conversation by following an intercultural team as they work to improve their workplace relationships. In this scene, the manager, Michael, leads a team meeting and shares his good news on a new initiative’s success, as well as his disappointment with his team’s low employee engagement scores. We hear from the team after as they each react, expressing their different expectations of both leaders and employees.

      Learning outcomes:
      • Identify different cultural norms around working collaboratively, particularly on teams 
      • Recognize how culture affects leadership styles and work style expectations Identify how conflict or misunderstandings can be culturally based. 
      • Identify different cultural norms around working collaboratively, particularly on teams
    • Scene 3: High Potential - Understanding Performance

      Start the conversation by following an intercultural team as they work to improve their workplace relationships. The team manager sits down with one of his team members, Anthony, to discuss the team’s employee engagement results.. Anthony expresses his disappointment with not moving ahead in the company, despite his hard work and dedication. Michael is surprised; he has not heard Anthony speak of an interest in a management role before.

      Learning outcomes:
      • Recognize how culture impacts coaching as well as conveying and understanding performance expectations 
      • Recognize how culture affects leadership styles and work style expectations 
      • Identify how conflict or misunderstandings can be culturally based
    • Scene 4: Building Diverse Teams

      Start the conversation by following an intercultural team as they work to improve their workplace relationships. Michael, the team manager, meets with another one of his staff members, Jane, to discuss the team’s low engagement scores. He discusses the importance of team building and connecting with team members on a personal level.

      Learning outcomes:
      • Identify different cultural norms around building collaborative relationships in the workplace, particularly on teams 
      • Recognize how culture affects leadership styles and work style expectations 
      • Identify the benefits of including a variety of approaches to building collaborative relationships and working as a team