Institute for Developing Across Differences

improving connections

bridging divides

transforming conflicts

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WHAT WE DO

The Institute for Developing Across Differences (IDD) offers programs, training and peer connection opportunities so that you can better help the individuals and organizations you work with to transform Differences into more effective ways of communicating, working, and prospering together.

Unique Programming

like the In(ter)Sessions offer or our After Hours: Around the Table with the Experts series where you’ll meet up for deep conversations with renowned Differences experts to grow your own practice as a Differences specialist.

Training and Growth Opportunities

in the form of week-long Learning Labs & Community Weeks. JOIN THE WAITLIST NOW FOR THE 2023/24 EDITIONS OF THE PROGRAM. We’ll meet up in Europe and the Middle East/Africa.

Save the dates!

European Edition
10-15 July 2023 | Groningen, Netherlands

 

Middle Eastern & African Edition
27-30 November 2023 | Cairo, Egypt

*North American Edition coming in August 2024*
 
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News and Updates

The Institute for Developing Across Differences (IDD) is taking a brief hiatus from its regular programming as we take some downtime in July. In mid-August, we will be back with our lineup for the second half of 2022 and for 2023, so get ready for more learning and connecting in our growing IDD community.

In the meantime, we invite you to read some of our reflections on our inaugural Developing Across Differences (DAD) Learning Lab & Community Week, join our Global Community of Practice calls on July 28 and RSVP to join friends and colleagues from around the world virtually on Saturday, August 6, 2022 to celebrate IDD Honorary Patron Janet Bennett’s life and life’s work

  • Our After Hours with the Experts advanced learning program is back and enhanced for 2022 and 2023.

     

  • Join our next Global Community of Practice calls on November 23. Click to register for this complimentary bimonthly event.

     

  • Read our reflections on our inaugural Developing Across Differences (DAD) Learning Lab & Community Week in July 2022.

     

  • Learn about the joyous virtual memorial held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 to celebrate IDD Honorary Patron Janet Bennett’s life and life’s work.

News and Updates

IDD Global Community of Practice calls 
in September

This month’s focus will be on the concept of belonging and exploring ways to foster a sense of belonging in our workplaces, classrooms, and communities.

Learn about our Inaugural DAD Learning Lab & Community Week

Image of a participant in the Learning Lab and Community Week in Groningen, smiling and gesturing

This July, we had a glorious week in Groningen, NL where we learned, created and connected with peers and faculty from around the world.

Celebrate the Life & Work of Dr. Janet Bennett

Friends and colleagues from around the world came together virtually on Saturday, August 6, 2022 to celebrate Janet Bennett’s life and life’s work. To receive a recording of the event, contact us.

Join our enhanced After Hours program this November

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Apply results from real-world inspired (classrooms and workplaces) scientific investigations about how culture influences different expectations and preferences around teaching/training and learning.

Sign up for thext IDD Global Community of Practice Calls

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Focus will be on the intersection between Intercultural Communication and DEI (Diversity Equity & Inclusion). How can we weave together approaches from both to improve our impact.

Learn about our Inaugural DAD Learning Lab & Community Week​

Image of a participant in the Learning Lab and Community Week in Groningen, smiling and gesturing

This July, we had a glorious week in Groningen, NL where we learned, created and connected with peers and faculty from around the world.

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In(ter)Sessions

New short programming helps you tackle real-world issues

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Join IDD Experts Uli Kühnen, PhD, and Nadine Binder, PhD, to hear more about how culture influences different expectations and preferences around teaching and learning and learn how to design and deliver more inclusive, powerful classes, workshops, and trainings, for diverse groups of learners based on their culturally-informed beliefs applying insights from research on learning beliefs. Registration is closed for Tuesday, 31 May @3-4.30pm GMT  |  Dialogue Session
*ADDITIONAL 2022 SESSIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN AUGUST*

Join Us

Top Experts.
Timely Topics.
Real Conversations.
Global peers.

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OUR APPROACH

To embrace Differences requires a Different approach.

Intersectional focus

Complex and interconnected real-world challenges need holistic solutions. To meet these, our focus is anchored in four interconnected content pillars:

intercultural communication,

diversity, equity and inclusion,

global competence,

global learning/active global citizenship education.

We explore the intersections between these areas to advance the field and help you bring about more sustainable solutions that work.

IDD Core Content

Truly international reach

Today more than ever, local issues are global issues are local issues. To live our values and be more effective, we need to challenge our assumptions, and learn from and work with one another around the world. The IDD aims for representation and a presence in every region in order to offer truly Different perspectives.

Accessible, inclusive, inspirational community

We provide connection and support in addition to deep learning for practitioners, academics and all other Differences Specialists. The IDD is open to all in the field—and welcomes those new to it—with opportunities tailored to your experience level.

World-class faculty

We convene best-in-class faculty—both practitioners and scholars, established experts and emerging stars alike— from around the world. IDD experts are recognized by their peers as outstanding leaders in the greater Differences field.

Redefining state of the art

Our experiential learning-meets-praxis approach means we explore tried and true, evidence-based approaches and experiment to develop new solutions that respond to emerging opportunities and challenges.

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DIFFERENCES COMMUNITY

We are for multipliers.

We are practitioners and researchers who help individuals and organizations (in classrooms, companies, governments, communities and elsewhere) better recognize, appreciate and use Differences as a way of communicating, working and thriving together.

We are trainers, educators, consultants, coaches, researchers, facilitators, faculty, international program managers, diversity leaders, HR staff, administrators and professional development experts.

If you help others connect, the IDD is for you.

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improving connections

bridging divides

transforming conflicts

Save the dates!

EUROPEAN EDITION
10-15 July 2023 | Groningen, Netherlands

MIDDLE EASTERN & AFRICAN EDITION
27-30 November 2023 | Cairo, Egypt

*North American Edition coming in August 2024*

IDD 2023 Developing Across Differences logo and images of past participants

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NEWS AND UPDATES

  • Our After Hours with the Experts advanced learning program is back and enhanced for 2022 and 2023.

     

  • Join our next Global Community of Practice calls on November 23. Click to register for this complimentary bimonthly event.

     

  • Read our reflections on our inaugural Developing Across Differences (DAD) Learning Lab & Community Week in July 2022.

     

  • Learn about the joyous virtual memorial held on Saturday, August 6, 2022, to celebrate IDD Honorary Patron Janet Bennett’s life and life’s work.
  • Join our Global Community of Practice calls on September 22. Click to register for this complimentary bimonthly event.

  • Read our reflections on our inaugural Developing Across Differences (DAD) Learning Lab & Community Week in July 2022.

  • Learn about the virtual memorial held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 to celebration of IDD Honorary Patron Janet Bennett’s life and life’s work 2022.

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Did you miss us for the  19-25 June 2022 event?

Join us in 2023 for

  • professional development and training,

  • active experimentation, &

  • community-building

with top experts and your experienced peers.

Join Us

Top Experts.
Timely Topics.
Real Conversations.
Global peers.

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In(ter)Sessions

New short programming helps you tackle real-world issues

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Uli Kühnen, PhD, & Nadine Binder, PhD

Join IDD Experts Uli Kühnen, PhD, and Nadine Binder, PhD, to hear more about how culture influences different expectations and preferences around teaching and learning.

You will learn how to design and deliver more inclusive, powerful classes, workshops, and trainings, for diverse groups of learners based on their culturally-informed beliefs applying insights from research on learning beliefs.

Registration is closed for Tuesday, 31 May @3-4.30pm GMT  |  Dialogue Session – *ADDITIONAL 2022 SESSIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON*

In(ter)Sessions

New short programming helps you tackle real-world issues

seid dabei

Join IDD Experts Uli Kühnen, PhD, and Nadine Binder, PhD, to hear more about how culture influences different expectations and preferences around teaching and learning.

You will learn how to design and deliver more inclusive, powerful classes, workshops, and trainings, for diverse groups of learners based on their culturally-informed beliefs applying insights from research on learning beliefs.

Register now for Tuesday, 31 May @3-4.30pm GMT  |  Dialogue Session

WHAT WE DO

The Institute for Developing Across Differences (IDD) offers programs, training and peer connection opportunities so that you can better help the individuals and organizations you work with to transform Differences into more effective ways of communicating, working, and prospering together.

Unique Programming

like the In(ter)Sessions offers and After Hours: Around the Table with the Experts series where you’ll meet up for deep conversations with renowned Differences experts to grow your own practice as a multiplier and Differences specialist.

Training and Growth Opportunities

in the form of week-long Learning Labs & Community WeeksADD YOUR NAME TO THE LIST FOR THE 2023 EDITIONS. in The Netherlands (European) next July and Egypt (Middle Eastern & African) next November. And North America coming in August 2024.

OUR APPROACH

To embrace Differences requires a Different approach.

Intersecting focus areas

Complex and interconnected real-world challenges need holistic solutions. To meet these, our focus is anchored in four interconnected content pillars:

intercultural communication,

diversity, equity and inclusion,

global competence,

global learning/active global citizenship education.

We explore the intersections between these areas to advance the field and help you bring about more sustainable solutions that work.

IDD Core Content

Truly international reach

Today more than ever, local issues are global issues are local issues. To live our values and be more effective, we need to challenge our assumptions, and learn from and work with one another around the world. The IDD aims for representation and a presence in every region in order to offer truly Different perspectives.

Accessible, inclusive, inspirational community

We provide connection and support in addition to deep learning for practitioners, academics and all other Differences Specialists. The IDD is open to all in the field—and welcomes those new to it—with opportunities tailored to your experience level.

World-class faculty

We convene best-in-class faculty—both practitioners and scholars, established experts and emerging stars alike— from around the world. IDD experts are recognized by their peers as outstanding leaders in the greater Differences field.

Redefining state of the art

Our experiential learning-meets-praxis approach means we explore tried and true, evidence-based approaches and experiment to develop new solutions that respond to emerging opportunities and challenges.

DIFFERENCES COMMUNITY

We are multipliers.

We are the practitioners and researchers who help individuals and organizations (in classrooms, companies, governments, communities and elsewhere) better recognize, appreciate and use Differences as a way of communicating, working and thriving together.

We are trainers, educators, consultants, coaches, researchers, facilitators, faculty, international program managers, diversity leaders, HR staff, learning administrators, professional development experts — and more.

If you help others connect, the IDD is for you.

Join our Community and Newsletter

Welcome! Subscribe to our newsletter to become a part of the IDD Community and stay informed of upcoming courses, innovative program offerings and more.

* indicates required



Your privacy is important to us. See our Privacy Policy for how we maintain your data.

IN MEMORIAM

Janet M. Bennett

1946-2022

The Institute for Developing Across Differences mourns the loss of Janet Bennett, PhD, educator, mentor, co-founder of the Intercultural Communications Institute, giant in the field, and our friend. Janet died on January 27, 2022. Details about a virtual memorial service to celebrate her life and legacy will be shared soon. Read more about Janet, who was an inaugural Honorary Patron of the IDD.