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PROFESSIONAL GROWTH & MORE

The IDD is premised on the proposition that we can improve our larger impact by understanding where there are (and are not) intersections among four key areas of study and practice in the differences field —intercultural communication, global learning, anti-discrimination/diversity & inclusion, and global competence — then borrowing from and expanding on them.

All experienced practitioners and scholars (and those who aspire advance to the field) are invited to join us for our in-person Developing Across Differences Learning Lab & Community Weeks

Join us for 1, 2, 3-day courses — or all week — for professional development focused on both real world application and solid research, plus networking, community and discussion about topics relevant to you.


EUROPEAN DAD (3rd annual)

Groningen, Netherlands * 7-13 July 2024 
Registration is open!

Building our inaugural DAD program in 2022 and success in 2023, we return to the charming city of Groningen, The City of Talent.

The University of Groningen is once again our key partner, hosting the IDD’s weeklong program of learning, reflection and content creation for and with experienced peers from the Intercultural, DEI and Global Citizenship Education realms in Europe and beyond.


MIDDLE EASTERN DAD

Doha, Qatar * October 2024 (tbc) 
Information to come

In collaboration with our colleagues at the Intercultural Communication and Collaboration Forum (ICCF), this edition of our Developing Across Differences (DAD) in Doha, Qatar, focuses on the sustainable institutional integration of intercultural competence development.

Join us for an intensive two-day, hands-on, in-person program designed for professionals at all levels.

LEARNING: TRAINING FOR TRAINERS+

Grow yourself and strengthen your practice and expertise

We offer advanced-level* professional development learning opportunities for colleagues who are established in the Differences field as multipliers in corporations (Chief Diversity Officers), education institutions (faculty, internationalization staff), government and NGO settings.

While most of our participants have at least 5 and often 15+ years of experience, we also offer courses for aspiring professionals.

Take a look at the types of courses we offer and contact us if you have questions about what the right options are for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to the IDD Community.

Intersections Courses

These are ‘advanced beginner’ courses. By this we mean that you are already established (5+ years) in at least one of the narratives and now want to expand into other Differences narratives.

You will learn about the fundamentals of  intersecting areas in order to begin to incorporate these narratives and/or insights into your work moving forward.

IDD Core Content Focus

Advanced Core Courses

Designed for you as an experienced (5+ years) practitioner/scholar already established in at least one of the four narratives. These courses will help you advance your practice/scholarship in this same Differences narrative and further specialize your existing expertise.

Real-World Issues Courses

Whether you are long-experienced or newly entering the field, these courses help you better to apply practices and theories from each of the different narratives in practical ways that help address the challenges you encounter in your work of helping others develop across differences.  

All Levels Career Courses

If you are a colleague who is newer to the field and want to strengthen your abilities as a multiplier in one of the four content areas, these offerings will help you develop further in your chosen specialization. 

Not sure which courses are right for you?
Contact us at info@iddifferences.org for a personal consultation to discuss which options will best meet your needs. 

 

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH & MORE

The IDD is premised on the proposition that we can improve our larger impact by understanding where there are (and are not) intersections among four key areas of study and practice in the differences field: —intercultural communication, global learning, anti-discrimination/diversity & inclusion, and global competence— then borrowing from and expanding on them.

The IDD’s inaugural edition of the Developing Across Differences (DAD) Learning Lab and Community Week took place in The Netherlands in June 2022 to support Europe-based practitioners and scholars learn from and with one another within and across the four narratives to increase their effectiveness and impact with their clients and learners.

In 2023, all experienced practitioners and scholars (and those who aspire to the field) are invited to join us for the 

North American DAD will run in August 2025.

HOW IT WORKS

NETHERLANDS | 7-13 JULY 2024

Come for one day—or stay all week

Our six-day 2024 European DAD event is equal parts:

  • LEARNING: Professional development and training,
  • LAB & EXPERIMENTATION: Creation hub for trial & error in a supportive environment, and
  • COMMUNITY: Network building and support.

The European edition of the DAD takes place in beautiful Groningen, Netherlands, known as the City of Talent and renowned for its blend of modern and historic along with outstanding Dutch art, business, and education.

The event is hosted in partnership with the University of Groningen/Rijksuniversiteit Groningen from 7-13 July 2024.  Over 400 years old, the University of Groningen is a top 50 Global University.

Our 1, 2 or 3-day courses and evening programming offered throughout the week take place on campus. There are plenty of charming hotels and cafés within walking distance. We’re happy to share a list of our favorites with you, plus a list of discounted prices for University guests.

We look forward to seeing you in Groningen.

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Modern yet idyllic, beautiful Groningen, NL is easily accessible by public transportation

Extended registration for select courses is open until 30 June 2024

OFFERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

International Association for Intercultural Education

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

To inquire about becoming a Partner, contact info[at]iddifferences.org

FACULTY & COURSE LINEUP

2024 European DAD (7-13 July) | Groningen, Netherlands

COURSE OVERVIEW

2024 European DAD (7-13 July) | Groningen, Netherlands

COURSE DETAILS

Real World Issues courses

Whether you are long-experienced or newly entering the field, these courses help you better to apply practices and theories from each of the different narratives in practical ways that help address the challenges you encounter in your work of helping others develop across differences.

MOVING PAST THE PAST: Understanding and overcoming the roots of inequity and discrimination-based conflictDr. Anjana Singh, Dr. Nadine Binder9 July 2024    1 day  €560


(DE)POLARISING DIALOGUE: Developing practical strategies to defuse polarisation and increase impact – Dr. Maja Nenadović – 8-9 July 2024    2 days  €995



DESIGNING INCLUSIVE, INTERCULTURAL ORGANISATIONS: Implementing structural changes and personal development work for more inclusive, effective organisations Dr. Nagesh Rao, Drs. Michaela Carrière 10-11 July 2024    2 days  €995

 

ADDRESSING HOT GLOBAL ISSUES LOCALLY: When divisive global events take over local discourses  – Dr. Maja Nenadović – 10 July 2024    1 day  €560


EDUCATING FOR GLOBAL-READY GRADUATES: Fostering Intercultural & Global Competence on campus – Dr. Darla Deardorff 11-12 July 2024    2 days  €995

 

Advanced Core courses

Designed for you as an experienced (5+ years) practitioner/scholar already established in at least one of the four narratives. These Advanced Core courses will help you advance your practice/scholarship in this same Differences narrative and further specialize your existing expertise.


COLLABORATION THROUGH DEI:
Advanced inclusion, diversity and anti-discrimination approaches Nene Molefi  10-11 July 2024    2 days  €995



APPLYING NEUROSCIENCE: Using neuroscience to foster workplace inclusion, diversity, personal leadership – Dr. Mai Nguyen 10-12 July 2024   3 days  €1495



BUILDING INTERCULTURAL VIABILITY(TM) IN ORGANIZATIONS: The Development of Collective Intercultural Adaptability – Dr. Milton Bennett 10-12 July 2024  3 days  €1495

Synthesis courses

Synthesis offerings are ‘advanced beginner’ courses. By this we mean that you are already established (5+ years) in at least one of the narratives and now want to expand into other Differences narratives. You will learn about the fundamentals of  intersecting areas in order to begin to incorporate these narratives and/or insights into your work moving forward.

INTERSECTIONS: Leveraging connections between key Differences narratives for greater impact: Intercultural Communication + Diversity, Equity & Inclusion + Global LearningDr. Jana Hollá with guest experts   10-12 July 2024   3 days  €1495

All Career Levels courses

Whether you are a colleague who is newer to the field or have decades of experience, if you want to strengthen your abilities as a multiplier in one of the four content areas, these All Career Level offerings will help you develop further in your chosen specialisations.

EXPANDING THE REPERTOIRE: Tools and methods that connect the Intercultural and DEI divideDrs. Michaela Carrière 8 July 2024    1 day  €560

 

CULTURALLY-ADAPTIVE COACHING & MENTORING: Incorporating culturally- adaptive coaching and mentoring approaches for more more effective leadership across differences- Dr. Nagesh Rao   8-9 July 2024   2 days  €995

REDUCING CROSS-CULTURAL TENSIONS IN GROUPS: Non-conventional methods and how to implement themSherifa M.B.E Fayez, Prof. Annette Gisevius 8-9 July 2024  2 days  €995

 

BRAIN SCIENCE & WORKING ACROSS DIVERSITY: An introduction  Dr. Mai Nguyen 8 July 2024   1 day  €560

 

DEI & KEY TOOLS TO SUPPORT A SUSTAINABLE, MEASURABLE IMPACT: An introduction to the GDEIB Nene Molefi 9 July 2024   1 day  €560

 

Real World Issues courses

Whether you are long-experienced or newly entering the field, these courses help you better to apply practices and theories from each of the different narratives in practical ways that help address the challenges you encounter in your work of helping others develop across differences.

 

(DE)POLARISING DIALOGUE: Developing practical strategies to defuse polarization and increase impact – Dr. Maja Nenadović – 10-11 July 2023  2 days  €990

 

APPLYING NEUROSCIENCE: Using neuroscience to foster workplace inclusion, diversity,  personal leadership – Dr. Mai Nguyen 12-14 July 2023   3 days  €1495

 

DESIGNING INCLUSIVE, INTERCULTURAL ORGANISATIONS: Implementing structural changes and personal development work for more inclusive, effective organisations Dr. Nagesh Rao, Drs. Michaela Carrière 12-14 July 2023   3 days  €1495

Advanced Core courses

Designed for you as an experienced (5+ years) practitioner/scholar already established in at least one of the four narratives. These Advanced Core courses will help you advance your practice/scholarship in this same Differences narrative and further specialize your existing expertise.


COLLABORATION THROUGH DEI:
Advanced inclusion, diversity and anti-discrimination approaches Nene Molefi  12-13 July 2023  2 days  €990

 

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES: Fostering Intercultural & Global Competence for Deeper Personal Transformation – Dr. Darla Deardorff 10-11 July 2023  2 days  €990

 

BUILDING INTERCULTURAL VIABILITY(TM) IN ORGANIZATIONS: The Development of Collective Intercultural Adaptability – Dr. Milton Bennett 12-14 July 2023  3 days  €1495

Synthesis courses

Synthesis offerings are ‘advanced beginner’ courses. By this we mean that you are already established (5+ years) in at least one of the narratives and now want to expand into other Differences narratives. You will learn about the fundamentals of  intersecting areas in order to begin to incorporate these narratives and/or insights into your work moving forward.

 

INTERSECTIONS: Leveraging connections between key Differences narratives for greater impact: Intercultural Communication; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; and Global Learning Dr. Jana Hollá with guest experts   12-14 July 2023  3 days  €1495

Early-to-Mid Career courses

If you are a colleague who is newer to the field and want to strengthen your abilities as a multiplier in one of the four content areas, these Early Career offerings will help you develop further in your chosen specialization.

 

EXPANDING THE REPERTOIRE: Tools and methods that connect the Intercultural and DEI divideDrs. Michaela Carrière 10 July 2023  1 day  €550

 

COACHING ACROSS DIFFERENCES: Incorporating culturally- adaptive coaching into your practice or organisation—what, why and how Dr. Nagesh Rao   10 July 2023   1 day  €550

 

Sherifa M.B.E. Fayez & Prof. Annette GiseviusDIVERSE & INCLUSIVE TEAM-BUILDING: Creating intentional spaces using unconventional (and fun!) methodsSherifa M.B.E Fayez, Prof. Annette Gisevius 11 July 2023  1 day  €550

EXPERIENTIAL PERSPECTIVE-TAKING: Using the Memory Walk methodology to foster inclusion competencies   Dr. Barry van Driel 11 July 2023 1 day  €550

 

Questions about how to enroll?

QATAR | 3-5 OCTOBER 2023

2023 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

We look forward to seeing you in Doha in October 2024. Details to come in 2024.

Two days of intensive learning for professionals

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Doha is renowned as a vibrant global education innovation hub

Our inaugural two-day Middle Eastern DAD takes place in Doha, Qatar, home to the Qatar Foundation’s Education City and its world class education institutions.  It focuses on:

  • LEARNING: Professional development and training plus
  • COMMUNITY: Network building and support

and is intended for professionals at all levels who work with Differences on a daily or strategic basis.

The event is hosted in partnership with the members of the Intercultural Communication & Collaboration Forum (ICCF) from 4-5 October 2023During these two days, four courses — led by internationally renowned visiting IDD Faculty — take place on campus: Participating ICCF/Education City institutions include:
  • Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar
  • Texas A&M University at Qatar
  • Northwestern University in Qatar
  • Georgetown University in Qatar
  • Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
2023 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Add your name to the list to be the first to receive the October 2024 lineup.
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2023 Middle Eastern DAD (4-5 October) | Doha, Qatar

COURSE DETAILS

2023 registration is closed.
We look forward to seeing you in Doha in 2024

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Reducing Cross-Cultural Tensions in Groups - 4 Oct 2023

Sherifa M.B.E Fayez, Prof. Annette Gisevius

Wednesday, 4 October 2023   1 day  US$575

This techniques-focused course is designed for those seeking to improve cooperation and performance when working with diverse stakeholders — especially in team or group settings.

 

 

Join this course to better:

  1. Understand key underlying principles that allow for more effective team-building for heterogeneous groups (national cultures, ages, faiths, professional roles, backgrounds…) with an emphasis on groups that bring together individuals from Arab and non-Arab cultures
  2. Create a highly engaged, constructive team atmosphere and spirit as a base for trustful collaboration when working with groups with diverse members
  3. Adapt team-building activities to embrace team-member differences/diversity as a means of fostering inclusion and belonging and reducing cross-cultural tensions
  4. Experience very interactive, creative, and fun (as appropriate) learning techniques and approaches

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Understanding Learning & Teaching Beliefs - 4 Oct 2023

Dr. Nadine Binder

Wednesday, 4 October 2023   1 day  US$575

Learn how to use recent research from a cross-cultural psychology lens that examines the relationships between cultural orientations and expectations, particularly in formal learning environments but also with applicability to corporate and other settings. 

 

Join this course to better:

  1. Comprehend the science of what we know and do not (yet) know about how culture shapes different teacher, learner and other stakeholder expectations around teaching and learning around the world
  2. Discover 5 proven strategies to create learning spaces for culturally diverse groups that are more inclusive to different learning beliefs
  3. 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 the research

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Facilitating Intercultural Discovery - 4 Oct 2023

Dr. Nagesh Rao

Wednesday, 4 October 2023   1 day  US$575

Rediscover the familiar in new ways. This course will creatively challenge your assumptions so that you can better empathize and more effectively interact with the different perspectives surrounding you in your everyday environment.

 

Join this course to better:

  1. Reflect on individual learning preferences — your own and those of others.
  2. Explore other ways of learning from cultural and intercultural perspectives.
  3. Be more mindful of how we make meaning and increase our cultural self-awareness.
  4. Acquire or improve skills and methods to facilitate intercultural learning. 

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Intro to Brain Science & Intercultural Communication - 5 Oct 2023

Dr. Mai Nguyen

Thursday, 5 October 2023  1 day  US$575

This introductory level-course blends cognitive discussions about key concepts and frameworks from neuroscience with real-world cases and group discussions on intercultural communication.

 

Join this course to better:

  1. Critically appreciate neuroscience myths and realities and how the former may be erroneously incorporated into mainstream practices in the workplace and otherwise. 
  2. Articulate the fundamentals of neuroscience, including neuroplasticity, neurogenesis and epigenetics.
  3. Understand cultural neuroscience connections, i.e. those between culture, cultural values, and acculturalisation with genes and brain using an interdisciplinary approach that fosters the potential of a multicultural mind.
  4. Begin to apply insights from neuroscience to understand and work with cultural (and other) biases and change management. 

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Intro to Intergroup Psychology - 5 Oct 2023

Dr. Nadine Binder

Thursday, 5 October 2023  1 day  US$575

Learn about key concepts from intergroup psychology (for example: intergroup threat) to better understand and successfully overcome both subtle and overt resistance to cross-cultural contact that is inevitable when working in diverse settings.

 

Join this course to better:

  1. Gain a deeper understanding of social identity and how it can impact our perceptions of in-group and out-group and our related behaviors that can favor one and discriminate against the other
  2. Practice using evidence-based techniques that reduce anxiety and prejudice within diverse settings by increasing knowledge and empathy and 
  3. Appreciate the latest research on majority-minority dynamics / dynamics between social groups and what this suggests about how to promote cooperation (over competition) 

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Culturally-Adaptive Coaching & Mentoring - 5 Oct 2023

Dr. Nagesh Rao

Thursday, 5 October 2023  1 day  US$575

Culture matters for leaders — of all sorts — to more effectively support and offer appropriate guidance to those they interact with. Gain practical culturally-adaptive skills and techniques to help stakeholders to gain clarity, discover their own solutions, and better collaborate across differences. 

 

Join this course to better:

  1. Gain an understanding of what coaching and mentoring are—and are not, how these can be used to support people in their development, and why they need to be adapted to accommodate culturally diverse clients.
  2. Explore the roles of coaching and mentorship within leadership as a part of developing your own more effective practices.
  3. Practice culturally adaptive skills for more effective 1-1 interactions including using silence, statements, and stories for clients/internal stakeholders to gain clarity, discover their own solutions, and develop across differences. 

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SUPPLEMENTAL PROGRAMMING

Additional programming

There is so much to discuss in this time of necessary transformation for the greater Differences field. To help you expand both your expertise and professional network, we offer a wide range of supplemental programming alongside our outstanding courses at the Developing Across Differences Learning Lab & Community Week.

(Complimentary) evening programming, community events and local immersion options are a key part of our DADs. 

Here’s a sample of our 2023 European edition supplemental offerings — all designed so you can make the most of your DAD experience. Updated 2024 European information, including Recommended Local Tips, is coming soon.

HOW TO REGISTER

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Review the course options, clicking on the name of each for complete details.
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When you’re ready to enroll, simply select the “Enroll now” button on each individual course page.

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Indicate which courses you’d like to participate in and complete the registration process.

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Since the IDD’s Developing Across Differences European Learning Lab & Community Week is offered for certificate credit with our partner the University of Groningen, you will see instructions and be prompted to complete your registration on the University’s website.

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Since the 2023 European edition of the Developing Across Differences European Learning Lab & Community Week is offered for certificate credit with our partner the University of Groningenyou will be entered into the University’s system following your registration with the IDD.

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Taking more than one course? You’ll need to register for each course individually on the University website. 

Once we receive your registration, we will contact you before your enrollment is official.

HOW TO REGISTER

1

Review the course options, clicking on the name of each for complete details.

2

When you’re ready to enroll, simply select the “Enroll now” button on each individual course page.

3

Indicate which courses you’d like to participate in and complete the registration process.

3

Since the IDD’s Developing Across Differences European Learning Lab & Community Week is offered for certificate credit with our partner the University of Groningen, you will see instructions and be prompted to complete your registration on the University’s website.

4

Since the 2023 European edition of the Developing Across Differences European Learning Lab & Community Week is offered for certificate credit with our partner the University of Groningenyou will be entered into the University’s system following your registration with the IDD.

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Taking more than one course? You’ll need to register for each course individually on the University website. 

Once we receive your registration, we will contact you before your enrollment is official.

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EARLY REGISTRATION BONUS

As an added incentive through 31 December 2022, all who register for two or more courses will receive a 50% tuition discount for one session of the 2023 IDD's online After Hours: Around the Table with the Experts series featuring Nagesh Rao, Mai Nguyen, Darla Deardorff and Nene Molefi among others.

Learn more and check out the 2023 schedule.

LABS: CO-CREATE CONTENT

Learn through active experimentation and application

New topics will be announced in early 2024

Whether you join us for one day or all of the DAD, you are invited to take part in multiple “laboratory experiments” in which relevant real-life challenges and critical incidents are interrogated from multiple perspectives.

Together with our faculty and peers, you have the opportunity to contribute insights from your area(s) of expertise, and use appreciative inquiry to explore —and model how to explore— how other narratives might expose different, complementary ways of problem-solving,-minimization, or -prevention. 

New cooperations, research concepts, and practices/pedagogies will emerge from the Labs, strengthening each of the individual narratives—and the combinations thereof.

Learn more about our July 2023 Lab in The Netherlands:

Learn with Leading Faculty

Faculty from the IDD’s four content areas are exceptional contemporary thinkers, practitioners, and facilitators who use experiential and project-based learning methods to support deeper development.

Established and emerging experts alike, IDD Faculty appreciate local issues and their global implications.

Here's who is teaching with the IDD in 2024

Milton Bennett    Nadine Binder   |   Michaela Carrière  |    Darla Deardorff     Sherifa M.B.E. Fayez |   Annette Gisevius   |   Jana Hollá   |   Nene Molefi  |   Maja Nenadović |   Mai Nguyen  |   Nagesh Rao |   Anjana Signh  

IDD E-DAD 2023 Faculty

Learn more about each faculty member on their course pages.

COMMUNITY: (RE)NEW CONNECTIONS

Grow your network

The DAD is for multipliers who help individuals, organizations and societies better recognize, appreciate and use differences as a way of better communicating, working and thriving together. 

These are (in-house and external) trainers, educators, consultants, coaches, researchers, scholars, facilitators, HR staff, and professional development specialists who:

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Lead initiatives within corporations and workplace settings.  e.g. Diversity Officers, Organizational Development Specialists, International/Global Initiatives Managers 

2

Support learners and others in education institutions. e.g. Faculty, Equity Coaches, School Heads, International Student Mobility/Internationalisation Officers

3

Are part of civil society organizations.  e.g. Immigrant Support Coordinators, Non-formal Learning Providers, Youth and Education Agencies

4

Initiate and run government programmes  e.g. Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion, Ministry of the Interior

Advise clients of all types e.g. Intercultural and DEI Trainers, Policy Advisors)

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Otherwise provide support and guidance whenever and wherever differences are present and there is an opportunity to learn from them. 

If you help others connect, this opportunity is for you

Questions about our DAD programmes?

EUROPEAN EDITION (Netherlands) 2024 FAQS


Have a question that isn't answered here? Contact us

About the programme

How much experience do I need to have to attend DAD courses?

While most of our participants have at least 5 (and often 15+) years of experience, each course has a participant profile as determined together with the faculty member(s).

 

We understand that your circumstances are unique, and if you have questions as to whether you meet the course qualifications, we’re happy to discuss these with you. Email us at info@iddifferences.org with your questions or to schedule a brief advisory session.

 

Although all of our courses offer advanced-level content, we’re also pleased to offer several that have been designed to also include aspiring professionals or those who may be newer to the field.

What is the schedule for the week?

We will have an opening networking session on the afternoon of Sunday, 7 July and courses run from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm, with a closing session on Friday evening. 


Optional programming may include*:

  • mini-coaching sessions before class and during the midday lunch break,
  • stimulating evening offers with visiting guests,
  • group lunches,
  • “Buy Your Own” Dinner with Faculty so that you can get to know our experts, and
  • a faculty-led experiential tour of Amsterdam.

*Details of the optional programme will be announced beginning in February 2024. Also see the course schedule.

How many hours can I expect to dedicate to a course per day?

Courses run from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm CET — with breaks and networking opportunities, plus optional programming before and after class time — and one course day is equal to 6 learning contact hours.

There will be optional programming before and after classes. More information will be available in early 2024.

How many spots are open per course?

Enrolment is capped at a maximum of 22 places for most courses.

What kind of certificate do I receive after completing a course?

You will be given a Certificate of Participation from the University and the Institute listing the number of learning contact hours for each course you complete. 

If applicable, you may apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities at your home institution. While final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of the home institution, we will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of participation. (Note that 28 hours correspond to 1 ECTS.) 

Are there take-away materials?

While the biggest take-aways are what you gain in the classroom and with your peers, depending on the faculty member, you may have additional materials provided in digital or paper form.

What language is used in the courses?

For this programme, participants should have enough command of the English language to take part in the discussions and to present their own thoughts and work in English.

Registration

How do I register for courses?

Registration is managed by our partner, the University of Groningen. To register follow these steps:

 

On each course page, simply click on ENROLL NOW and you will be redirected to the University of Groningen’s registration system to apply for that course.

 

On the University course page, select the course dates (only one option is available) then simply and easily Register as a new user to complete your registration and pay. The IDD will be in contact once your enrollment has been approved.

 

IMPORTANT: You’ll need to register separately for each course in which you wish to enroll.

When will I receive notification that my enrolment in the course has been confirmed?

Once we receive your registration, we will contact you within 3 business days to confirm your eligibility and before your enrolment is official.

Please note that since all courses are subject to meeting minimum enrolments, the DAD team will confirm on or before 17 May 2024 that your course is taking place. We strongly advise you not to make non-refundable travel arrangements until you have received this confirmation.

My company will pay for my participation; how do we proceed with the payment?

If you are unable to use your organisation’s credit card (or use your own and apply for reimbursement from your employer), we may be able to invoice them directly. Contact info@iddifferences.org with your request.

When is the registration deadline?

Regular registration closes on 3 May 2024. Late registration closes on 1 July 2024.

Can I register and pay on-site?

At this time we regret we are not able to offer this option. However, if special payment arrangements are needed, contact us at info@iddifferences.org to discuss your needs.



Venue

Where will the 2024 European Developing Across Differences (DAD) Learning Lab and Community Week take place?

We are pleased that the University of Groningen in The Netherlands will once again host DAD Courses will take place at either the Academy Building (Broerstraat 5) or Harmonie Building (Oude Kijk in Het Jatstraat 26) in the centre of charming Groningen, the City of Talent.

How do I reach Groningen?

The city of Groningen is located in the north of The Netherlands and is serviced with frequent and reliable train schedules. Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam and Bremen Airport in Germany are the nearest international airports to Groningen, each of which is 200 kilometers away. Additional useful details about this can be found on the University of Groningen website

Do you have any recommendations for accomodation?

Yes – we will provided updated recommendations in 2024.

In the meantime, please check out our 2023 list of good hotels that are conveniently located near the event venue in on this Logistics page. As a participant, you’re eligible for exclusive discounts on select hotels.

Costs

What are the tuition costs associated with the programme?

Courses are priced based on duration so that 1-day courses are €560, 2-day courses are €995 and 3-day classes are €1495. We invite you to learn more about the IDD’s fiscal philosophy.

What if I cannot make the dates/times I’ve selected? What are your course refund policies?

Refunds for courses are not available except in the case of course cancellation by the DAD organisers. Please note that this policy is different from that of other University of Groningen Summer School and Language Centre courses. Full details are available on the Developing Across Differences (DAD) Learning Lab & Community Week Terms and Conditions page.

Is there financial aid available?

At this time, we do not offer a scholarship or financial aid scheme for this programme. We try to price fairly per our fiscal philosophy, yet never want pricing to be a barrier to participation. If you have considerations we should be aware of, please contact us at info@iddifferences.org.


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MIDDLE EASTERN EDITION (Qatar) FAQS


Note that these questions and answers apply to the 2023 Middle Eastern edition (Q-DAD 2023) of the event.
Once details about the 2024 Middle Eastern edition are available, we will update accordingly.

About the programme

How much experience do I need to have to attend Q-DAD 2023 courses?

Our Q-DAD courses are designed for all professionals —whether you are experienced or new to the field. Most participants are educators/trainers/executives/consultants in a wide variety of sectors.

 

Additionally, each course may have specialized background recommendations as determined together with the faculty member(s).

 

We understand that your circumstances are unique, and if you have questions as to whether you meet the course qualifications, we’re happy to discuss these with you. Email us at info[at]iddifferences.org with your questions or to schedule a brief advisory session.

What is the schedule?

Courses run from 8AM (tbc) to 4PM (tbc) on Wednesday, 4 October and Thursday, 5 October. You can attend courses on one or both days.

Our full programme is being determined together with our local partners and will be shared once available.

How many hours can I expect to dedicate to a course per day?

Courses run from 8AM to 4PM AST — with breaks and networking opportunities — and one course day is equal to 6 learning contact hours.

How many spots are open per course?

Enrolment is capped at a maximum of 30 places per course.

What kind of certificate do I receive after completing a course?

You will be given a Certificate of Participation listing the number of learning contact hours for each course you complete. 

If applicable, you may apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities at your home institution. While final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of the home institution, we will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of participation.

Are there take-away materials?

While the biggest take-aways are what you gain in the classroom and with your peers, depending on the faculty member, you may have additional materials provided in digital or paper form.

What language is used in the courses?

For this programme, participants should have enough command of the English language to take part in the discussions and to present their own work in English.

Registration

How do I register for courses?

If you are not a member of Qatar’s Education City, simply visit our registration page and complete your enrollment application there.

If you are a member of Qatar’s Education City, please do not register through the IDD website. Instead, contact us at info@iddifferences.org and we’ll put you in touch with your local representative.

When will I receive notification that my enrolment in the course has been confirmed?

Once we receive your registration, we will contact you within 3 business days to confirm your eligibility and before your enrollment is official. 

My company will pay for my participation; how do we proceed with the payment?

If you are unable to use your organisation’s credit card (or use your own and apply for reimbursement from your employer) or make a bank transfer, we may be able to invoice them directly. Contact info@iddifferences.org with your request.

When is the registration deadline?

Regular registration closes on 22 September 2023. Late registration closes on 29 September 2023.

Can I register and pay on-site?

At this time we regret we are not able to offer this option. However, if payment arrangements are needed, contact us at info@iddifferences.org to discuss your needs.



Venue

Where will the 2023 Middle Eastern Developing Across Differences (DAD) Learning Lab and Community (mini) Week take place?

We are delighted to partner with Education City’s Intercultural Communication & Collaboration Forum (ICCF) who will host DAD Courses in Doha, Qatar. Details about venue — which will be on campus — are to come.

How do I reach Doha?

Doha, the capital of Qatar, is serviced with frequent and reliable flights via the national carrier Qatar Airways and other international airlines. Additional useful details about this Persian Gulf hub of culture and education can be found on the Visit Qatar website.

Costs

What are the tuition costs associated with the program?

All 2023 courses are 1-day in duration and are priced at US$575. We invite you to learn more about the IDD’s fiscal philosophy.

What if I cannot make the dates/times I’ve selected? What are your course refund policies?

Refunds for courses are not available except in the case of course cancellation by the DAD organisers. Full details are available on the Developing Across Differences (DAD) Learning Lab & Community Week Terms and Conditions page.

Is there financial aid available?

At this time, we do not offer a scholarship or financial aid scheme for this programme. We try to price fairly per our fiscal philosophy, yet never want pricing to be a barrier to participation. If you have considerations we should be aware of, please contact us at info@iddifferences.org.


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LEARN & GROW

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Real World Issues courses

DAD Faculty 2022 MAI NGUYENAPPLYING NEUROSCIENCE: Using neuroscience to foster workplace inclusion, diversity,  personal leadership – Dr. Mai Nguyen 22-24 June   3 days  €1450

DAD Faculty 2022 MAJA NENADINOVIĆC(DE)POLARISING DIALOGUE: Developing practical strategies to defuse polarization and increase impact – Dr. Maja Nenadović – 20-21 June  2 days  €975

DAD Faculty 2022 JANA HOLLÁ DAD Faculty 2022 SHERIFA FAYEZSHIFTING DEMOGRAPHICS: Navigating migration, diversity & interculturality in Europe—Focus on Arab communities – Dr. Jana Hollá, Sherifa M.B.E. Fayez – 20-21 June   2 days  €975

INCLUSIVE ORGANISATIONS VIA INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT: Implementing structural changes and personal development work for more inclusive, effective organisations Dr. Nagesh Rao, Drs. Michaela Carrière 22-24 June  [DESCRIPTION COMING SOON]  3 days  €1450

Advanced Core courses

DAD Faculty 2022 MILTON BENNETTBUILDING INTERCULTURAL VIABILITY: Measuring, predicting and enhancing relational dynamics in organisations* – Dr. Milton Bennett 22-24 June [DESCRIPTION COMING SOON]  3 days  €1450

DAD_ Pre-registration is OPEN!MOVING BEYOND D&I POLICIES: Advanced inclusion, diversity and anti-discrimination approaches within a broader European context* – Faculty TBA 22-24 June [DESCRIPTION COMING SOON]  3 days  €1450

DAD 2022_ Faculty - Dr. Darla DeardorffADVANCED TECHNIQUES: Fostering Intercultural & Global Competence for Deeper Personal Transformation – Dr. Darla Deardorff 20-21 June [DESCRIPTION COMING SOON]  2 days  €975

DAD_ Pre-registration is OPEN!GLOBAL LEARNING PEDAGOGIES: Integrating effective experiential processes and practices for classroom and workplace learning* – Gorik Van Helleputte, Dima Bou-Mosleh 20-21 June [DESCRIPTION COMING SOON]  2 days  €975

*Title/topic pending confirmation with faculty

Synthesis courses

DAD 2022_ Faculty - Nadine Binder, PhD

INTERSECTIONS (5-DAYS): Leveraging connections between 4 key Differences narratives for greater impact: Intercultural communication, Diversity, equity & inclusion, Global learning, and Global Competence – Dr. Nadine Binder with guest experts 20-24 June [DESCRIPTION COMING SOON]  5 days  €2000

 

DAD 2022_ Faculty - Dr. Jana HolláINTERSECTIONS LIGHT (3-DAYS): Intersections Light (3-days): Leveraging connections between 2 of 4 key Differences narratives for greater impact: Intercultural Communication and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Dr. Jana Hollá with guest experts   22-24 June [DESCRIPTION COMING SOON]  3 days  €1450

Early Career courses

DAD 2022_ Faculty - Aaron Peterer DAD 2022_ Faculty - Barry van Driel, PhDEXPERIENTIAL PERSPECTIVE-TAKING: Using the Memory Walk methodology to foster inclusion competencies [DESCRIPTION COMING SOON] Aaron Peterer, Dr. Barry van Driel 20 June  1 day  €500

DAD Faculty 2022 NAGESH RAOCOACHING ACROSS DIFFERENCES: Incorporating coaching into practice and scholarship—what, why and how [DESCRIPTION COMING SOON] Dr. Nagesh Rao   21 June  1 day  €500

 

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR & PLAN YOUR TRAVEL

We’re delighted to announce not one, but two Developing Across Differences (DAD) Learning Lab & Community Weeks for 2023. Join us for one or both.

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10-15 July 2023 – European DAD in Groningen, NL 🇳🇱

Building our magical inaugural DAD program in 2022, we’ll return to the charming city of Groningen, aptly known as The City of Talent. The University of Groningen will once again be our key partner, hosting the IDD’s weeklong program of learning, reflection and content creation for and with experienced peers from the Intercultural, DEI and Global Citizenship Education realms in Europe and beyond. REGISTRATION IS OPEN.

10-15 July 2023 – European DAD in Groningen, NL  🇳🇱  

Building our magical inaugural DAD program in 2022, we’ll return to the charming city of Groningen, aptly known as The City of Talent. The University of Groningen will once again be our key partner, hosting the IDD’s weeklong program of learning, reflection and content creation for and with experienced peers from the Intercultural, DEI and Global Citizenship Education realms in Europe and beyond. REGISTRATION IS OPEN.

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27-30 November 2023 (TBC) – PILOT Middle Eastern & African DAD in Cairo, EG 🇪🇬    

27-30 November 2023 (tbc) – Middle Eastern & African DAD in Cairo, EG 🇪🇬

We're equally excited to offer the launch edition of our Developing Across Differences program in Cairo. Working with local partners, this event will attempt to span two major regions—both of which are underrepresented in contemporary Differences research and dialogue. We will showcase regional expertise, both established and emerging. 

We’re equally excited to offer the launch edition of our Developing Across Differences program in Cairo. Working with local partners, this event will attempt to span two major regions—both of which are underrepresented in contemporary Differences research and dialogue. We will showcase regional expertise, both established and emerging. 

HOW IT WORKS

MIDDLE EASTERN EDITION (pilot)

4-5 OCTOBER 2023
Doha, Qatar

Two days of intensive learning for professionals

City of Groningen, NL
Modern yet idyllic, beautiful Groningen, NL is easily accessible by public transportation

Our Learning Lab & Community Week events are equal parts:

  • LEARNING: Professional development and training,
  • LAB & EXPERIMENTATION: Creation hub for trial & error in a supportive environment, and
  • COMMUNITY: Network building and support

The European DAD takes place in beautiful Groningen, Netherlands, known as the City of Talent and renowned for its blend of modern and historic along with outstanding Dutch art, business, and education. 

The event is hosted in partnership with the University of Groningen/Rijksuniversiteit Groningen from 7-13 July 2024.  Over 400 years old, the University of Groningen is a top 50 Global University.

Our 1, 2 or 3-day courses and evening programming offered throughout the week take place on campus. There are plenty of charming hotels and cafés within walking distance. We’re happy to share a list of our favorites with you, plus a list of discounted prices for University guests.

OFFERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

AND OUR FRIENDS

HOW IT WORKS

EUROPEAN EDITION

7-13 JULY 2024
Groningen, Netherlands

Come for one day—or stay all week

City of Groningen, NL
Modern yet idyllic, beautiful Groningen, NL is easily accessible by public transportation

Our Learning Lab & Community Week events are equal parts:

  • LEARNING: Professional development and training,
  • LAB & EXPERIMENTATION: Creation hub for trial & error in a supportive environment, and
  • COMMUNITY: Network building and support

The European DAD takes place in beautiful Groningen, Netherlands, known as the City of Talent and renowned for its blend of modern and historic along with outstanding Dutch art, business, and education. 

The event is hosted in partnership with the University of Groningen/Rijksuniversiteit Groningen from 7-13 July 2024.  Over 400 years old, the University of Groningen is a top 50 Global University.

Our 1, 2 or 3-day courses and evening programming offered throughout the week take place on campus. There are plenty of charming hotels and cafés within walking distance. We’re happy to share a list of our favorites with you, plus a list of discounted prices for University guests.

OFFERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

AND OUR FRIENDS