|Understanding and Navigating the Role of Culture in the Workplace|
Understanding and Navigating the Role of Culture in the Workplace
October 24, 2019
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Every interaction in the workplace is cross-cultural. Culture is a complex mix of language, gender, age, religion, social norms, and family rules. Culture influences the way we speak, behave, view others, and see the concept of fairness. It has a subtle yet powerful influence on all interactions. This program will take a practical look at the role of culture in the workplace, including ways to identify classic cultural perspectives and ways to manage them in the workplace. For more than 25 years, Mr. Relyea has served as a professional mediator and workplace investigator. He has worked with and trained people as mediators from the Far East (Japan, China, Malaysia), the Near East (Jordan, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan), India (Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai) and Western Europe (France, Italy, Germany, Denmark). He will demonstrate ways that understanding and navigating through cultural differences can enhance work relationships, resolve disputes, and contribute to a positive work culture.
As one of the most experienced neutrals in the field of private dispute resolution, Mr. Relyea has mediated and arbitrated on a private, full-time basis for 27 years. His mediation style is flexible and adapted to each case. With extensive formal training and experience, Mr. Relyea can use stream-lined or formal mediation models. He is known for being empathetic and approachable, yet he also focuses on closing the deal and securing final agreements. Mr. Relyea teaches mediation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution at the University of San Diego School of Law, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and California Western School of Law.
·Personal Injury Cases, Including Catastrophic Injury Claims/Fire and Natural Disaster Claims
·Commercial Disputes/ Insurance Bad Faith Claims / ADA Claims / Public/Community Conflict
Employment/ Workplace Investigations/ Harassment/ Wage and Hour/ Wrongful Termination