Intercultural Competence Trainings

We offer the following selections on a semester-by-semester basis and encourage anyone to attend--students, faculty, staff, ND affiliates, and friends. While we recommend starting with the Theory and Fundamentals training, any of the sessions can be taken in any order. These are designed to be collaborative and interactive, so come prepared to engage and be curious!

Training Descriptions

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Intercultural Theory and Fundamentals
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 12:30pm | RSVP HERE

This session lays the foundation for your intercultural journey. You'll gain a deeper understanding of culture, which will help you digest the nuance, fluidity, and depth of culture and approach how these concepts present in our communications with others.

Duration: 1 hour

Dealing with Difference
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | 12:30pm | RSVP HERE

Cultural differences provide the foundation of all the benefits diversity has to offer, but without the tools to understand our differences, we risk miscommunication, which can have negative impacts for ourselves and others. This session explores how our own culture influences our worldview and provides a practical method to help us understand mismatches in cultural frameworks when interacting with others.

Duration: 1 hour

Dimensions of Culture
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 | 12:30pm | RSVP HERE

This is a deep dive into cultural nuance, building on the concepts from the two sessions above. Loosely based on the Hofstede and Trompenaars dimensions of culture, we explore how these proposed spectrums can help us understand cultural values and use that understanding to be more inclusive people and more effective communicators.

Duration: 1 hour

Intercultural Conflict Transformation
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | 12:30pm | RSVP HERE

Sometimes when living, working, or studying in a multicultural space, we experience communication breakdown and even conflict. The tools and concepts learned in the sessions above can help us identify the what of the conflict but not always the why. This session explores cultural aspects of conflict styles and strategies to transform conflict.

Duration: 1 hour


If you would like to request a specific workshop for your unit/group, please contact the CSLC to discuss. Due to the interactive nature of the content, attendance of at least 8 people is required. Groups larger than 20 are discouraged.