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    Understanding Alaska Native Cultures-A Practical Viewpoint for Human Resource Leaders

    Date: October 19, 2012, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Alaska SHRM State Council
    Complimentary Webinar
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    Description:  Cultural differences and similarities exist in any culture, including Alaska Native and non-Native.  Remaining open minded, interested in learning about individual differences and similarities, adapting, implementing and adopting this information into the workplace are paramount to our effectiveness as human resource leaders. 

    •    Introduction to the Diversity of Alaska Native Culture (Eleven distinct cultures, speaking eleven different languages and twenty-two different dialects.  Grouped into five geographic/linguistic groups).

    •    Inter-ethnic Communication - How to develop better communication between Natives and non-Natives. (face-to-face communication difference in language, communication style or ways of speaking, approach may lead to misconceptions or misperceptions about Alaska Natives
         o   Protocol & Etiquette
         o   Tips  On How to Prepare for a Visit to Remote Bush Communities

    •    Discovering Characteristics of Other Cultures and Customs

    SPEAKER, LOREN ANDERSON, Alaska Heritage Center