Brigitte Lapierre

Brigitte Lapierre is Director of the Centre for Learning in Intercultural Effectiveness and International Assistance Policy, which is part of the Canadian Foreign Service Institute of Global Affairs Canada. She has been with the Centre since 2005 and has focused on the development of intercultural competencies as well as research and training for people working […]

About The Project

Brigitte Lapierre is Director of the Centre for Learning in Intercultural Effectiveness and International Assistance Policy, which is part of the Canadian Foreign Service Institute of Global Affairs Canada. She has been with the Centre since 2005 and has focused on the development of intercultural competencies as well as research and training for people working in high risk international environments. Her work has had intercultural competencies as its main focus since 1991 when she first lived and worked overseas in various countries including Malawi, Egypt, Pakistan, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Cuba.

Ms. Lapierre has extensive experience conducting research related to intercultural competencies and has presented on topics related to intercultural competence at various international fora. Presentations include: Going Global: Cultural Aspects of International Business; Intergovernmental Collaboration in Cultural Awareness Training of Military Personnel; Intercultural Competence and the Interculturally Effective Organization; Making Cultural Differences Work in the Workplace; Best Practices in Intercultural Preparation for the Canadian Force; Best Practices for Preparing for International Assignments; and Intercultural Effectiveness in Canada and Abroad.

Ms. Lapierre holds a Bachelor of Arts, History, from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as a certificate in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

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