Choosing the Driver: Taking Charge of Communication and Conflict Across Difference

SHRM 2012 Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition
This session will help you identify your own cultural communication preferences and will show you how to interact successfully with other communication styles.

So, you think your culture doesn’t drive you? Think again. This session makes it clear that your cultural preferences shape how you unconsciously interact, and how you perceive the actions of others. Exercises focus on a clear, visually powerful model that you will use to identify your own communication and conflict styles, strategize more effective interactions with other styles, and then immediately be able to take back to your team, department and entire organization.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 9:30am to 10:45am

Nehrwr Abdul-Wahid


Nehrwr specializes in Diversity and Cultural Competence. He works extensively with individuals and organizations to build multicultural competence and work team effectiveness. His philosophy of authentic community building has led to national recognition of some of the programs and students he worked with as Training Coordinator of the University of Minnesota’s Diversity Institute. In almost 10 years at the Diversity Institute Nehrwr used a wide range of programs and services to enhance and promote the climate for diversity at the University. Since that time, he has worked with a variety of organizations providing diversity training, strategic planning and individual coaching. His humor and authentic approach put people at ease even with the most contentious issues of diversity. Nehrwr’s educational background includes a degree in mathematics and ranges from urban studies to Arabic language.


Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile - 5th Floor, Denver/Houston/Kansas City
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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