We offer these seminars to corporations, NGOs and educational institutions. If you organize a seminar within your organization we would be happy to facilitate it.

An example of a Seminar

Intercultural Communication: Diversity in Practice

International professional development seminars offered by
Consultants Interculturele Communicatie
in association with Webster University, The Netherlands

CIC has offered open Cross-Cultural Seminars since 1994. The perspective and focus of each seminar varies, remaining topical and practical.

Primary language of the Seminar: English


World Trade Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Who should participate?

Professionals interested in increasing knowledge and skills in their cross-cultural work in international teams, project management, human resources and education.

Attendance is limited to 15 participants to ensure optimal learning and exchange

Benefit to individuals and organisations:

  • Increased scope for choosing and applying appropriate and effective methodologies in intercultural learning
  • In-depth understanding of the process and consequences of pluralism in personal and work environments
  • The opportunity to exchange valuable experience and best practices.


An intake will ensure that the focus remains on the participants’ professional and personal interests and concerns.

Module One

  • Cultural competence:
    Face-to-face discourse
    Managing virtual, multicultural communication
  • Useful models for analyzing cross-cultural conflicts and for applying effective strategies
  • Identifying and managing the new complexities of working across cultures, languages and experiences / expectations

Module Two

  • Effective training and teaching of Intercultural Communication / Intercultural Sensitivity / Diversity
  • Training and teaching diverse groups and cultural backgrounds
  • Methodology, tools and practice

Course leaders:

Bernadette van Houten

Richard Pearce

Monika de Waal: Research on Third Culture Kids

Victorio Torres: What we can learn from Kenya: people and projects

  • Interactive discussions
  • Presentations
  • Cross- cultural awareness activities / “tools”
  • Analysis of video clips and cross-cultural cases

Most of our Seminar participants are professionals with experience in research and practice: You are encouraged to share your research, expertise and skills. There is possibility to present your research or lead an activity (20 minutes + 10 minutes questions/discussion).


October 5 – 9, five-day seminar Euro 1250
October 5 – 7, Module one Euro 850
October 8 – 9, Module two Euro 600
Each module includes one group dinner and lunch / coffee / tea during the three days, and materials

Former Seminar participants: 10% reduction


Please specify on your registration:

  1. By bank transfer:
    Bank: ING Amsterdam
    Account # 74.12.832
    IBAN: NL93 INGB 0007 4128 32
    Name: Consultants Interculturele Communicatie
    Address: Marnixstraat 154-I, 1016 TE Amsterdam, NL
  2. Pay Pal – ask us for a PayPal request. Pay Pal allows payment with a credit card.
  3. Invoice to your organization: Please give details of email of contact person and name and address of your organization

Registration will be confirmed after payment has been received.

For cancellations notified after September 14 no refunds.
In case of insufficient participants the seminar will be cancelled and the fee refunded.

Questions: Contact Jorge Diaz

Registration form


World Trade Center, Amsterdam
Webster University
Corridor Central Hall
Strawinskylaan 57
1077 XW Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Seminar Course

Course group

Small talk