The Development of Collective Intercultural Adaptability (10-12 July 2024)

DAD - Building intercultural viability(tm) in organisations

  Professionals        Multiple levels
€     1495
The Development of Collective Intercultural Adaptability (10-12 July 2024)

DAD - Building intercultural viability(tm) in organisations


   Multiple levels







The whole is more than the sum of its parts. In its positive sense, that maxim describes the synergistic potential of organizations to combine unity and diversity into innovation. But it also can mean that the collective organizational culture can perpetuate ethnocentrism and inequity, despite individual development.

This course will show how to integrate tactical training in intercultural communication with strategic organizational transformation towards the goal of generating sustainable viability in unpredictably changing global and domestic social conditions.

Guest faculty
Dr. Milton Bennett

Why participate
Join this course to help your organisation—or those of your clients if you are an external consultant—pursue the strategic goal of sustainable adaptive potential to social change. 

In addition to predictable changes such as increasingly multicultural societies and greater emphasis on equity and inclusion issues, future social situations are sure to include unpredictable changes such as the ones that have occurred during the Covid pandemic. Since organizations cannot prepare for such changes specifically, they need help in developing a general adaptive capacity.

The course will use the new concept of Intercultural Viability™—the probability that an organization can adapt to unpredictable changes in multicultural social conditions—to guide advanced practical applications of a constructivist paradigm, a model of perceptual development, and coherent activities that foster intercultural consciousness. Participants will learn how to approach organizational adaptive capacity in a coherent way, how to explain it to stakeholders, how to coordinate program design elements, and how to select appropriate assessment methods.

Participant profile/requirements
This course is for you if are a mid- to senior-level in-house professional or consultant/trainer/multiplier/educator who helps those who:

  • Are implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives within their organisations;
  • Offer training and on-the-job professional development to help colleagues better communicate and collaborate;
  • Work with those who appreciate “hard science”-based evidence for making system-wide and personal change.

Learning outcomes
In this course, you will learn how to help yourself and those you work with so that you/they can better: 

  • Recognize the challenge of preparing organizations for unpredictable social change
  • Acquire conceptual tools for understanding and explaining the idea of collective intercultural adaptability to emerging social conditions.
  • Consider various methods for tactical and strategic intervention that will support collective intercultural development. 
  • Learn how to select appropriate assessment methods to create credibility, diagnose needs, and demonstrate effectiveness.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a Certificate of Participation listing 18 contact learning hours. 

Participant reflections
Here's what past participants have to say about this course:

  • “[This course] raised my confidence level thanks to encouragement received from the affirmation of my own style and skills.”
  • "It has been an honour to learn from Dr. Bennett."

For additional course details see the Institute for Developing Across Differences website.

Help yourself and those you work with:

  • Understand collective (group versus individual) intercultural adaptability
  • Coordinate program design elements to address this coherently
  • Select appropriate assessment methods
€ 1495

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