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Intercultural/Diversity AwarenessMonika DospialLawrence Kinlin School of Business, Fanshawe CollegeMGMT-1196: HR MentorshipProfessor Natalie VareyOctober 29, 2021
PART ARome, ItalyDeparture Date: January 2 2022What holidays will be celebrated in the month of January?
6 January: The Epiphany.This is a holiday that is rooted in the Catholic church but continues to be recognized as a publicholiday in Italy. January 6 is the official last day of Christmas and also celebrated as a holiday forchildren that involves local festivals, parades through town, and the closure of all schools,government offices, and businesses (Natalie, 2017).What will the climate be?
What current events are in the news?
Italy is wrestling with how to deal with a neo-fascist party that has violently exploitedanger over the government's anti-COVID restrictions (AP News Wire, 2021).Italy hosts a climate-focused G20 as geopolitics shiftA Group of 20 summit scheduled for this weekend in Rome is the first in-persongathering of leaders of the world’s biggest economies since the COVID-19 pandemicstarted (AP News Wire, 2021).Aside from the vast amount of covid talk I the news, Rome also recently went through anelection for new mayor.Rome waits to learn who's its new mayor after runoff votingRomans are waiting to learn who will be their next mayor, following runoff elections that endedMonday in the Italian capital (AP News Wire, 2021).What are the key features of business etiquette? Business communication, business dress, etc.Italy has always been known for its high quality and luxurious designs in fashion, so it’sno surprise that dress and presentation is very important in the Italian culture. Formal attire is, forthe most part, expected for all business meetings. For men it is typical to see dark colours andhigh-quality suits. Businesswomen tend to wear elegant pant or skirt suits which are usuallyaccessorized with simple jewelry and makeup. I think how a person dresses really states howwell the take care of themselves and Italians take great pride in their health and appearance.Italian culture centres around food and hospitality; refusing an invitation will likely resultin the party feeling insulted. Most business is conducted over a long lunch that can exceed threehours (Today’s Translation, 2019). Italian life, both personal and business, don’t make

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