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People through a different lens

In our increasingly globalised and diverse world, the need for understanding people – regardless of gender, age, ability or culture – has never been more essential to our success in life, both personally and professionally. Yet how can we possibly adapt to the diversity of all people?

Most people know little of the deep influence their own worldviews have on their thinking and behaviour. And while there is an abundance of trainings out there when it comes to how to better relate to and understand people, what’s missing is the lens on how we see diversity in ourselves and others.

Mahana awakens dignity

What if you and your staff were capable of successfully navigating any interaction regardless of the diversity they encountered?

What if they could leverage off their own diversity?

And what if every authentic exchange was an opportunity to develop socially and become more confident, empathetic and skillful professionals with high people intelligence?

Mahana’s services equip you and your staff with an understanding of your own worldviews and a set of capabilities to competently navigate interactions with ALL people, despite the complexities of diversity.

Through a series of frameworks and theories – including cultural intelligence, rankism, unconscious bias, and emotional intelligence – Mahana guides you to explore your own worldviews, and provides strategies to integrate diversity and inclusion into productive workplace action.

‘Culture is not just something that ‘others’ have, we all benefit from knowing and connecting to our culture and our ability to make these connections may aid others to connect with their cultures, or at least make us more culturally intelligent in working with others.’

2017 Culture Connects program participant

‘This training has opened my mind to the importance of understanding others’ cultures. I will take the information with me, not only in my professional life but in all other aspects of my life.’

2017 Culture Connects program participant

‘It’s changed everything! I know now that I have a culture and that everyone has a culture that is important and that we all share some common ground. I know I will make use of what I have learned and hope that there will be a reunion refresher session so we can keep in touch and keep our skills and knowledge fresh. I cannot thank you enough.’

2017 Culture Connects program participant

‘A greater understanding on a variety of different ethnic backgrounds after Day 3, it was great to have open and honest conversations with people from other cultural backgrounds. I have learnt the importance of building our own cultural tale, and how knowing your own tale can help celebrate the tales of people we work with.’

2017 Culture Connects program participant

‘Everything. CQ [cultural intelligence] is integral to our wellbeing and making connections to others. I am so lucky to have been involved in this training. Mahana!’

2017 Culture Connects program participant

‘It’s helped me to find a direction in cultural intelligence and put concepts and strategies to the ideas I already had forming. It’s helped me to feel confident and that it’s okay to make mistakes as long as your goal is connecting and valuing cultures; that culture comes to the core of our work.’

2017 Culture Connects program participant