Intercultural Communication: Diversity in Practice

Professional development seminars offered by

Consultants Interculturele Communicatie

September 27 – October 2, 2010
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Now in its 15th year, the open-registration seminar courses Intercultural Communication continue to offer participants the opportunity to dialogue and learn in a professional, multi-disciplinary, small-group environment.

The perspective and focus of each seminar varies, remaining topical and practical.

Who should participate?

Multidisciplinary: Human resource advisors, education and training professionals, counselors / coaches, and language teachers.

Attendance is limited 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.

Module One

Monday September 27th through 14:00 Wednesday September 29th, 2010

Beyond integration: Cultural competences in interpersonal discourse

  1. Cultural dialogue, meaning and mindfulness
  2. Models and examples for auditing and implementing cultural due diligence in organizations
  3. Cross-cultural conflict management in business, education and civil communities

Monday night dinner, Tuesday night free

Module Two

Thursday September 30th through 14:00 Saturday October 2nd, 2010

Cross-cultural leadership: Cultural mentoring and coaching / managing individuals and groups with plural identities, in business, education, and civil communities

  1. Background knowledge and research on cultural identities
  2. Practical application for business, education and civil communities
  3. Strategies for managing and helping others to manage cross-cultural dilemmas

Wednesday night dinner, Thursday night free

Guest speakers:
  • Dr.ir. Gert Jan Hofstede, author, University of Wageningen
  • Lyn Doole, Professional and Continuing Education University of Adelaide
  • Dr. Ria Lemaire, Professor, Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Poitiers
  • Dr. Richard Pearce, author, researcher, consultant with the Aga Khan Foundation, International School of London
  • Mike Allan, author, researcher, educational consultant, International School of Amsterdam
  • Monika de Waal, management consultant

Open Seminar Course
Course group

Small talk