Suzu Matsuda

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Suzu Matsuda



Suzu Matsuda has Masters Degree in Applied Behavioural Sciences, an Elementary School Teacher's credential, and a bachelor's degree in Psychology.

She has a work background in education, social work and management consulting. Since 1986 she has been facilitating workshops on Management Skills and Conflict Resolution Skills. Topics she has presented are workplace diversity, supervision skills, communication skills, conflict resolution, negotiations, consulting, interviewing, time and stress management.

For the past 15 years Suzu has also specialized in the areas of culture and diversity. She has provided consultation, training, course development and research related diversity issues and organizational development.

She has successfully facilitated workshops in Cross Cultural Awareness,Cross Cultural Communications, Unlearning Racism, Valuing Diversity in the Workplace,Harassment, and Systemic Barriers. She has worked with organizations such as the Hastings Institute,Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Transport Canada, BC Pavilion Corporation, Surrey Delta Immigrant Services, the lower mainland Multicultural Education Consortium, and Family Services of Greater Vancouver to name a few. She has also facilitated Train the Trainers program with a focus on diversity for the United Way and the Hastings Institute.

Suzu has also worked with both Sandy Berman and Adrienne Chan [1] on research projects related to diversity such as: internal demographic and attitudinal assessments, a diversity implementation project for Lower Mainland Parks, organizational evaluation related to access and inclusion, employment barriers, and capacity building.

Most recently she has work with the BCITPnet (B.C. Internationally Trained Professionals Network) and has conducted research for the Law Foundation's Improving Access to Employment for Internationally Trained Professionals project.