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About Us

By admin - 10.03.2007

We have been diversity trainers for more than 20 years. We\’ve spent the past two decades helping major companies better understand their increasingly diverse workforce. If you’ve spent any time working in corporate America you are most likely familiar with diversity training. But we, along with our associates, believe we have a different approach than most trainers in their field. What our company, Kochman Mavrelis Associates (KMA), brings to the table that distinguishes us from others is our look at cultural diversity with a focus on communication style, and the social experiences and cultural values that shape and drive behavior for different groups of people. We explore especially the conflicts that develop when people with different expectations and ways of behaving interact with each other. As the website kmadiversity.com shows, KMA itself is made up of a diverse group of social scientists with specialties in ethnic and social cultural history, and cross-cultural communication.

About this Blog

Through this blog we hope you will get to know us and our associates better. We want to further the conversations we start in our training sessions, and to expose others who haven’t had our trainings to these issues. We have also begun an e-learning series called Corporate Tribalism, after the title of our newly published book, both of which are offered on our website as well as the new book of our KMA colleague Ken Addison entitled, “We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident . . .” An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Roots of Racism and Slavery in America. In our blog talkingculturaldiversity.com we hope to share our own different unique perspective on current events and dialogue with you, the public, on their social and cultural relevance.