Refugees usually struggle in living in a new country. Imagine everything that they have to go through – from adapting to new living conditions to fighting discrimination. Most likely, it would be difficult and may require years before they can fully adjust to this new environment. It would be nice to know someone that they can find help after successfully finding refuge in a foreign country.
If you are a new refugee struggling to know where to begin and somehow ended up reading this, it is time for you to know more about Sayed Sayedy. He can help you be at your best when you feel like being a refugee is hindering you to live the best life in your new ‘home’. More than just a coach and trainer with a focus to work with refugees, Sayed is also a peacekeeper trying to promote equality and diversity in the workplace.
Born in Parwan, Afghanistan, Sayed Sayedy studied sociology in his home country while doing a number of social work. Along with his mother, he fought for women’s rights considering how the world is familiar that Afghanistan does not promote gender equality. Their fight made them seek shelter in different countries until Germany became their new home in 2015.
Prior to living in Munich, Germany, he was an intercultural mediator and a translator for the international NATO security force ISAF under which he was trained as an IT specialist from 2001 to 2014. It led him to be a trainer at the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association. He also became a cultural facilitator in his newfound country, with the goal of reducing disputes and misunderstandings between people of different cultures.
As a cultural facilitator, he conducts cultural diversity management seminars. It hopes to get attendees to know how this contributes to achieving a business’s socio-economic success despite the differences that each employee is facing. The program goal is to appreciate an individual, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or worldview, being handicapped, age, sexual orientation, or identity.
Another issue that results from this concern can be resolved through conflict counseling and management. Though the terminology sounds complicated, conflicts arise even in simple circumstances at work. He will be discussing the 7-step process of conflict counseling and how it should be managed. It begins with creating a calm setting for both parties that will end in determining the procedure to take for the resolution.
He is also popular for helping those who require how to integrate refugees in the workplace. While some may consider a number of refugee experiences to be beneficial to the company, they may not be ready to face their new workplace. This often ends in less productivity and worse leads to discrimination. Sayed conducts this seminar with the aim to help both parties understand each other and how to increase productivity.
Sayed believes that individuals are better equipped to learn about and comprehend different religions and cultures as a consequence of familiarity, while also remembering to respect the beliefs and practices of others. He has a long list of accomplishments and contributions, not just as a peacemaker, but also as a contributing member of society.