ADVANCED CORE COURSE
Advanced Techniques -Darla Deardorff
Fostering Intercultural & Global Competence for Deeper Personal Transformation
This participant-centered course is designed for experienced professionals to peer-share, enhance your existing techniques, and add approaches to your toolbox. Over two days, discover how to incorporate—and help others learn to use—UNESCO Story Circles, a new cutting-edge approach to personal intercultural and global competence development that leverages the power of emotional connection, and learn with colleagues how to improve advanced techniques for supporting your stakeholders.
Join this course to get hands-on training in using and adapting powerful techniques for fostering deeper intercultural and global competence with your target groups.
The first day focuses on experiencing then taking an in-depth examination with methodology designer Darla Deardorff, who initiated UNESCO’s Story Circles, a structured yet flexible methodology that has been implemented globally as a powerful way to foster intercultural and global competence and bridge divides, whether in the workplace, classroom or other communal settings. We will examine not only how you can adapt and integrate this methodology for your respective contexts and target groups, but how you can help other multipliers do the same.
On Day 2, we will draw on the rich experience of the group to share and try out a variety of advanced techniques used for working with diverse groups to bridge divides. Bring your toolbox and questions with you and we will learn together as experienced colleagues.
Senior (20+ years)
Advanced (13-19 years)
Mid (6-12 years)
includes certificate from the University and the Institute
Darla K. Deardorff, EdD
Dr. Darla K. Deardorff specializes in cross-cultural scholarship and training, assessment and evaluation, teacher/faculty preparation/development, curriculum internationalization, global leadership, and intercultural coaching. She regularly facilitates learning on intercultural competence, international education assessment, and global leadership, including with UNESCO and OECD. The intercultural competence models developed from her research are widely used.
Darla is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), founder of the World Council in Global and Intercultural Competence, a trainer for the European Association for International Educators (EAIE) and is a research scholar at Duke University’s Social Science Research Institute.
In addition to holding faculty positions at Nelson Mandela University (South Africa), Meiji University (Japan), and Shanghai International Studies University (China), and Harvard University’s Global Education Think Tank (US), among others, she is author/editor of eleven books and over 60 book chapters and articles.