Livingstone Thompson, PHD
Born in Jamaica, resides in Ireland. He speaks fluent English and has basic knowledge of Spanish, French and German.
Livingstone Thompson is an experienced intercultural trainer with specialties across a variety of corporate fields. As a member of the Irish Institute of Training and Development, Livingstone provides consultancy, research and training in cultural awareness and diversity management.
Livingstone brings a wealth of knowledge and skills in intercultural dialogue, diversity management and conflict resolution. He has worked with a variety of companies delivering training in cultural competence and leading global virtual teams. He has designed and delivered training focused on cultural competence for top managers at Leading Hotels of the World Ltd. (specifically the five-star Marker Hotel) and the Maldron Hotels, Ireland's largest hotel group. Through the California-based global consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, Livingstone has delivered training focused on leading global virtual teams to managers of the Germany-based electric utility service provider E.ON International. He also developed the diversity and inclusion training manual and workbook for the Malta Tourism Authority, currently being used by tourism organisations throughout the island-country. He also delivers workshops in cultural competence for tourism organisations in Malta, Ireland and the Caribbean.
His professional involvement includes serving as president of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) Europe.