Cost is just $129 for 2.5 hours of powerful, experential learning in a comfortable, inviting and fun setting.  Registrations will open April 1, 2020. 

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Intercultural Competence Edge, Inc.

1700 Livingston Avenue

Suite 140

Saint Paul, MN 55118



Michelle Houle 
Intercultural Competence Edge Inc. 

What is Cultural Competence?

Cultural Competence is a more comprehensive, effective, and sophisticated approach to remedying cross-cultural differences. It goes beyond simple demographic differences (such as race or gender) and takes into account cultural norms and traditions, communication styles, belief and value systems, and more.  It is a skill that individuals and organizations can learn, to bridge cultural differences, which enables them to work effectively across cultures, to build diverse, inclusive and equitable organizations.

Who are these courses for?

Any professional within a corporation, non-profit, government agency or educational institution that works in a multicultural environment. This class is for the beginner who wants to get on the path and for people who have already begun the journey and want more clarity on the subject.

Why should I take this course?

This course is meant to put you on the right path to higher levels of intercultural competence.  A proven skill that allows you to work more effectively in cross-cultural situations. The course is for individuals and organizations who want to transform their lives and work to be more inclusive.

What will I learn?

In this course, we explore the most common and clear definitions of diversity, equity, inclusion and intercultural competence. These concepts are the foundation of all intercultural competence learning to come.  Each concept will allow us to better understand the value of effectively working with people who are culturally different than ourselves. This value is both personal and organizational.  The course also tackles the tough subject of diversity resistance and why it is stronger in some organizations than others. This session is the first session in a six-part series and is the foundation of all learning to come.

Topics Covered:

• An overview of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)
• Learn the elements of a DEI strategy
• What makes an organization resist diversity, equity, and inclusion
• The power of intercultural competence to build an inclusive workplace


Disciplines Learned:

• Intent/Impact Thinking
• Curiosity vs. Judgment
• Situational Interpretation


• And much more!

Learning that Gives You the Edge