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Diversity & Inclusion
Training Topics (1.5 to 4 hours)
- Understanding the Hispanic Cultures
- Communicating Across Cultures
Understanding the Hispanic Cultures: The language may be similar among the 21 countries that speak Spanish, but the cultures are quite diverse. Learn to appreciate the Hispanic cultures and
you’ll gain the trust of a loyal and hardworking people.
Communicating Across Cultures: How to communicate across various cultures, languages, and nationalities. Clear communication can not only increase unity in the workplace, but it can also increase quality, productivity, and profitability.
- American Association of S tate Compensation Insurance Funds (AASCIF) â NewÂ York City, NY: âImproving the Safety of Foreign-born Workers.â
- Alaska Department of Transportation â Anchorage, Alaska: âCommunicating Across Cultures to a Diverse Workforce.â
- Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO) â Salt Lake City, UT: âForeign-born Workers in the Construction Industry.â
- Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) â Palms Springs, CA: âTraining and Retaining Foreign-born Workers.â
- National Restaurant A ssociation Show â Chicago, IL: âLanguage Programs for
Restaurants: Lessons Learned from Innovative Companies.â
Best Bridging of the Communication Gap Award
QSR Magazine (Quick Service Restaurants)
Charles A. Cain for Workplace Safety Award
Workers Compensation Fund
Improving the Safety of Foreign-born Workers Award
Utah Labor Commission
Professional Excellence Award 2017
BYU Management Society Hispanic Chapter (for contributions made to the Hispanic Community)
Adrian R. Escalante
Making Diversity & Inclusion Happen
Adrian Escalante has been providing training and consulting services to organizations for over 25 years. He has worked with such companies as FranklinCovey, ATK Thiokol, NASA, and Allstate Insurance Company.
When the 2000 US Census revealed the vast numbers of immigrants that had entered the workforce, Adrian became nationally recognized for this research and understanding of multicultural and multilingual challenges in the workplace.
In 2001 he developed the Daily Dose English Programâ¢, a job skills training program designed to train and foreign-born workers in the workplace.
In 2005, Adrian and his team were selected to design and write a multicultural training program for international volunteers at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.
Adrian is the founder of the Cultural Integration Advisory Council initially organized under the Department of Workforce Services. He is also past president of Centro Hispano Inc. and the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Adrian holds an MBA from Brigham Young University and a Bachelorâs Degree in Health Administration from
California State University at Northridge.