H.O.P.E Training & Consultancy & The University of Suffolk today have launched a report presenting the findings of a study conducted to evaluate the efficacy and utility of Cross-Cultural Training offered by H.O.P.E through a webinar format to a range of researchers, professionals, practitioners and front-line workers from a range of statutory, non-governmental and third-sector organisations.
The report presents a number of existing problems which arise from a lack of cross-cultural competency, and how training could mitigate against these problems and ameliorate a lack of cultural awareness/sensitivity and ability to empathize with those from specific backgrounds and understand the cultural circumstances specific to their personal situations.
This project was Funded by Lloyds TSB Foundation & Supported by Safelives and consisted of 12 webinars all speakers from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds running from March 2021-November 2021, all were chaired by Founder & Director of H.O.P.E. The Webinar registration ranged from 127-276 bookings average attendance 110. There were 147 matched pre- and post-intervention survey responses analysed. All speakers were also interviewed after each webinar.