Benefitting from Cultural Differences in Canadian Organizations


Name: Benefitting from Cultural Differences in Canadian Organizations
Date: January 13, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM AST
Event Description:

PEI Connectors clients are invited to attend a workshop for Island employers on cultural differences in the workplace: “Benefitting from cultural differences in Canadian organizations”


$25 registration fee (taxes included) includes:  

  • Full-day workshop

  • Breakfast and lunch

  • Babysitting service

  • A copy of Lionel Laroche’s book “Danger and Opportunity: Bridging Cultural Diversity for Competitive Advantage”

Register for this workshop by January 10.

This workshop is presented by LIENS (, CIF (, CCAF IPE (, Rural Action Centre (, and PEI Connectors.


Facilitator: Lionel Laroche, Ph.D., P. Eng., Founder and Principal of Multicultural Business Solutions (

Lionel received his education in France and the United States and started his career in Canada as an engineer. He worked with technical professionals from all over the world and in Germany and Italy on expatriate assignments. The cultural adaptation process, after immigrating to Canada and working on international assignments for multinational companies, taught him so much that he decided to use the knowledge to help professionals from all over the world to achieve career success and organizations benefit from the opportunities brought by a diverse workforce and the global market.

Over the past fifteen years, Lionel has provided cross-cultural training, coaching and consulting services to over 20,000 people through a wide range of business, government, academic, professional and non-profit organizations in fourteen countries (Canada, the U.S., Bermuda, Mexico, Peru, Belgium, Switzerland, France, the UK, Turkey, UAE, Hong Kong, China and Korea).

Lionel is a thought provoking and educational speaker / facilitator who presented at over 200 conferences and venues across Canada and the United States. He is the author of two books examining the impact of cultural differences on business at the organizational and individual level entitled:

  • Managing Cultural Diversity in Technical Professions

  • Recruiting, Retaining and Promoting Culturally Diverse Employeess

Lionel holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, USA and a "Diplôme d'ingénieur polytechnicien" from the École Polytechnique de Paris, France.