Institute for Developing Across Differences

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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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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*

2023 DADs: Exceptional learning garden class (2)
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European Edition
10-15 July 2023 | Groningen, Netherlands

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

*North America in August 2024*

2023 DADs: Exceptional learning garden class (2)

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.

1

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.

2

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

Learn about our past programming

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July 2022— We’ve just wrapped up a glorious week in Groningen, NL where we learned, created and connected with peers and faculty from around the world —Denmark, The Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Germany, US, Switzerland, Egypt, Spain, Pakistan, Italy, Poland, and beyond— for the inaugural Developing Across Differences (DAD) Learning Lab & Community Week.  

MARK YOUR CALENDAR & PLAN YOUR TRAVEL

MARK YOUR CALENDAR & PLAN YOUR TRAVEL

    • 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.

    • 27-30 November 2023 (TBC) – PILOT Middle East & African DAD in Cairo, EG. 🇪🇬  We are 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.
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IDD DAD 2022 Faculty

TOP FACULTY & GLOBAL PEERS

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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.

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

  • European DAD in Groningen, NL from 10-15 July, 2023, and the
  • Middle Eastern & African DAD (pilot) in Cairo, EG from 27-30 November, 2023.

North American DAD will run in August 2024.

Curious to know more?

Take a look at our inaugural 2022 DAD Faculty & Course offerings, then add your name to our list to receive 2023 details as they become available.

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

 

DESIGNING INCLUSIVE, INTERCULTURAL ORGANISATIONS: Implementing structural changes and personal development work for more inclusive, effective organisations - Dr. Nagesh Rao, Drs. Michaela Carrière - 22-24 June   3 days  €1450

DAD Faculty 2022 MILTON BENNETTBUILDING INTERCULTURAL VIABILITY(TM) IN ORGANIZATIONS: The Development of Collective Intercultural Adaptability - Dr. Milton Bennett - 22-24 June  3 days  €1450

 

COLLABORATION THROUGH DEI: Advanced inclusion, diversity and anti-discrimination approaches - Nene Molefi - 22-23 June 2 days  €975

 

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

 

Dima Bou-MoslehGLOBAL 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

 

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   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   3 days  €1450

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

COACHING ACROSS DIFFERENCES: Incorporating culturally- adaptive coaching into your practice or organisation—what, why and how - Dr. Nagesh Rao  - 21 June  1 day  €500

Come for one day—or stay for all six​

Our six-day 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 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.

Also in 2023,  the Middle Eastern & African DAD will happen in Cairo, Egypt, the crossroads of multiple continent. Details are coming in late 2022.

In 2024, the IDD will offer a North American edition of the DADSign up to be the first to get 2024 dates.

City of Groningen, NL
Modern yet idyllic, beautiful Groningen, NL is easily accessible by public transportation
Cairo, EG along the Nile River
Bustling Cairo, along the Nile River, connects the heartland of Africa with the Mediterranean
OFFERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

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

LEARNING: TRAINING OFFERS

Grow yourself and strengthen your practice and expertise

The right courses for you

Four different types of courses are available depending on your needs

Synthesis 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 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.

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.

Early 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. 

IDD Core Content Focus

COURSE & FACULTY LINE-UP

2022 course overview

DAD Faculty 2022 MAI NGUYEN
APPLYING NEUROSCIENCE: Using neuroscience to foster workplace inclusion, diversity,  personal leadership - Dr. Mai Nguyen - 22-24 June   3 days  €1545


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  €1060


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  €1060

 

DESIGNING INCLUSIVE, INTERCULTURAL ORGANISATIONS: Implementing structural changes and personal development work for more inclusive, effective organisations - Dr. Nagesh Rao, Drs. Michaela Carrière - 22-24 June   3 days  €1545

DAD Faculty 2022 MILTON BENNETT

BUILDING INTERCULTURAL VIABILITY(TM) IN ORGANIZATIONS: The Development of Collective Intercultural Adaptability - Dr. Milton Bennett - 22-24 June  3 days  €1545


COLLABORATION THROUGH DEI: Advanced inclusion, diversity and anti-discrimination approaches* - Nene Molefi - 22-23 June  2 days  €1060


DAD 2022_ Faculty - Dr. Darla DeardorffADVANCED TECHNIQUES: Fostering Intercultural & Global Competence for Deeper Personal Transformation - Dr. Darla Deardorff - 20-21 June  2 days  €1060


Dima Bou-MoslehGLOBAL 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  €1060

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  5 days  €2210

 

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  3 days  €1645

DAD 2022_ Faculty - Barry van Driel, PhD

EXPERIENTIAL PERSPECTIVE-TAKING: Using the Memory Walk methodology to foster inclusion competencies  - Dr. Barry van Driel - 20 June  1 day  €575

 

COACHING ACROSS DIFFERENCES: Incorporating culturally- adaptive coaching into your practice or organisation—what, why and how - Dr. Nagesh Rao  - 21 June  1 day  €575

 

LABS: CREATE CONTENT

Learn through active experimentation and application

Whether you join us for one day or all six 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.

Additional programming

There is so much to discuss in this time of uncertain but necessary transformation for the greater Differences field. We’re pleased to offer additional programming for our Community to discuss together how we can iterate and improve the work we do.

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

Quality standards & certifications

MONDAY, 20 JUN

Tasha ArnoldMultiple quality certification initiatives are currently underway or have recently launched in Europe—and beyond. 

Colleagues including Tasha Arnold of The InterChange Institute will join us to discuss their contributions to these efforts as well as what the implications may be for practitioners, scholars, and, ultimately, end-stakeholders.

Global benchmarks in a local context?

THURSDAY, 23 JUN

Alan RichterThe Centre for Global Inclusion’s Alan Richter and colleagues will join us to discuss the 2021 Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Benchmarks.

Discover how he and his co-authors strive to ensure a truly global perspective without diluting the local and regional value of the tool. They share how European corporations and organisations are using this expert-vetted free tool.

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.

Milton Bennett  |  Nadine Binder  |   Dima Bou-Mosleh  Michaela Carrière  |  Darla Deardorff  | Barry van Driel Sherifa M.B.E. Fayez | Gorik van Helleputte |  Jana Hollá  Maja Nenadović |   Mai Nguyen  |   Aaron Peterer  |   Nagesh Rao 

IDD DAD 2022 Faculty
IDD DAD E-LLCW faculty

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:

1
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)

6
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

LOGISTICS

How to get there

Join us in Groningen

Our Developing Across Differences European Learning Lab & Community Week is hosted by our partner, the University of Groningen/Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. 

Learn more about how to get to Groningen here.

Where to stay

We are pleased to offer the University of Groningen’s discounted rates* for hotels that are conveniently located near campus. These eight local hotels of special rates for University of Groningen programs.

*Prices are shown for informational purposes only. Rates/conditions subject to availability and change as per each hotel. These rates may not include city taxes. 

Make your booking before rooms fill up in Groningen, a popular Dutch summertime destination.

Best Western Hotel Groningen Centre  

  • Standard Room incl. Breakfast buffet: Single use € 87 Double use € 102,75 
  • Comfort Room incl. Breakfast buffet: Single use € 97 Double use € 112,75 
  • Deluxe Room incl. Breakfast buffet: Single use € 107 Double use € 122,75 

Best Western Plus Hotel – Groningen Plaza

  • Comfort Room incl. International Breakfast buffet: Single use € 95 Double use € 111 
  • Executive Room incl. international Breakfast buffet: Single use € 115 Double use € 131 

Bud Gett Hostels 

  • Single room: € 65,00 per room, per night 
  • Double room: € 72,50 per room, per night  
  • Group Rooms 3-10 persons with shower & toilet – rate per person: € 35,00, per night 

City Hotel Groningen

  • City Room excl. Breakfast buffet € 82,50  
  • City Room incl. Breakfast buffet € 97,50 
  • Upgrade Superior room € 20,- per night

Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys 

  • Cosy room (single use) € 84,50 per night 
  • Charme room € 94,50 per night  
  • Deluxe room € 114,50 per night  
  • Suite € 124,50 per night  
  • Breakfast € 15,50 per person 

Martini Hotel

  • Small twin room: Single use € 85,50 Double use € 95,50   
  • Standard twin room: Single use € 95,50 Double use € 105,50 
  • Breakfast € 15 per person 

NH Groningen 

  • Standard room: €115,00* , € 3,70 p.p.p.n , Inclusive breakfast

NH Hotel de Ville

  • Standard room: €115,00* , € 3,70 p.p.p.n , Inclusive breakfast

Contact learninglab@iddifferences.org for details on how to book using the University discount. 

Alternatively, you may wish to look at airbnb.com for lodging options.

 

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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

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

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

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.

1

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.

2

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

We are 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.

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

Learn about our 2022 European Learning Lab & Community Week

June 19-25, 2022 in Groningen, the Netherlands

We’ve just wrapped up a glorious week in Groningen, NL where we learned, created and connected with peers from around the world —Denmark, The Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Germany, US, Switzerland, Egypt, Spain, Pakistan, Italy, Poland, and beyond— for the inaugural Developing Across Differences (DAD) Learning Lab & Community Week. 

Together with our outstanding faculty, participants broadened and deepened their expertise by learning about experiential perspective-taking methods, coaching across cultures, using neuroscience to foster personal leadership, inclusion & diversity and more. 

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 European edition of the Developing Across Differences (DAD) Learning Lab and Community Week supports Europe-based practitioners and scholars learn from and with one another in and across these four narratives to increase their effectiveness and impact with their clients and learners.

A new pilot version of the program for Middle East and Africa based professionals — as well as all others interested in taking part in this landmark learning and content creation event — launches in November 2023.

Curious to know more?
Take a look at our inaugural 2022 DAD Faculty & Course offering. Add your name to our list to make sure you are the first to receive 2023 details.

Come for one day—or stay for all six

Our 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 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.

The Middle Eastern & African DAD will happen in Cairo, Egypt, the crossroads of multiple continent. Details are coming in late 2022.

In August 2024, the IDD will offer a North American DAD

Sign up to be the first to get more details about any or all of these events.

City of Groningen, NL
Modern yet idyllic, beautiful Groningen, NL is easily accessible by public transportation
Cairo, EG along the Nile River
Bustling Cairo, along the Nile, connects the heartland of Africa with the Mediterranean
OFFERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

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

LEARNING: TRAINING FOR TRAINERS+

Grow yourself and strengthen your practice and expertise

IDD Core Content Focus

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.

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.

Early 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. 

Early 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. 

IDD Core Content Focus

Early 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. 

IDD Core Content Focus

2022 COUrSE LINEUP

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.

 

DAD Faculty 2022 MAI NGUYEN

APPLYING NEUROSCIENCE: Using neuroscience to foster workplace inclusion, diversity,  personal leadership - Dr. Mai Nguyen - 22-24 June   3 days  €1545

 

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  €1060

 

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  €1060

 

DESIGNING INCLUSIVE, INTERCULTURAL ORGANISATIONS: Implementing structural changes and personal development work for more inclusive, effective organisations - Dr. Nagesh Rao, Drs. Michaela Carrière - 22-24 June   3 days  €1545

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.

 

DAD Faculty 2022 MILTON BENNETTBUILDING INTERCULTURAL VIABILITY(TM) IN ORGANIZATIONS: The development of collective intercultural adaptability - Dr. Milton Bennett - 22-24 June   3 days  €1545

COLLABORATING THROUGH DEI: Advanced inclusion, diversity and anti-discrimination approaches within a global corporate/organisational context* - Nene Molefi - 22-23 June   2 days  €1060

DAD 2022_ Faculty - Dr. Darla DeardorffEnrollment closed for this course. ADVANCED TECHNIQUES: Fostering Intercultural & Global Competence for Deeper Personal Transformation - Dr. Darla Deardorff - 20-21 June   2 days  €1060

Dima Bou-MoslehGLOBAL LEARNING PEDAGOGIES: Integrating effective experiential processes and practices for classroom and workplace learning* - Gorik Van Helleputte, Dima Bou-Mosleh - 20-21 June  2 days  €1060

These 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.

 

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   5 days  €2210

 

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   3 days  €1545

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.

 

DAD 2022_ Faculty - Barry van Driel, PhDEXPERIENTIAL PERSPECTIVE-TAKING: Using the Memory Walk methodology to foster inclusion competencies  - Dr. Barry van Driel - 20 June  1 day  €575

COACHING ACROSS DIFFERENCES: Incorporating culturally- adaptive coaching into your practice or organisation—what, why and how - Dr. Nagesh Rao  - 21 June  1 day  €575

LABS: CREATE CONTENT

Learn through active experimentation and application

Whether you join us for one day or all six 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.

LABS: CREATE CONTENT

Learn through active experimentation and application

Whether you join us for one day or all six 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.

Additional programming

There is so much to discuss in this time of uncertain but necessary transformation for the greater Differences field. We’re pleased to offer additional programming for our Community to discuss together how we can iterate and improve the work we do.

Quality standards & certifications

MONDAY, 20 JUN

Tasha ArnoldMultiple quality certification initiatives are currently underway or have recently launched in Europe—and beyond. 

Colleagues including Tasha Arnold of The InterChange Institute will join us to discuss their contributions to these efforts as well as what the implications may be for practitioners, scholars, and, ultimately, end-stakeholders.

Global benchmarks in a local context?

THURSDAY, 23 JUN

Alan RichterThe Centre for Global Inclusion’s Alan Richter and colleagues will join us to discuss the 2021 Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Benchmarks.

Discover how he and his co-authors strive to ensure a truly global perspective without diluting the local and regional value of the tool. They share how European corporations and organisations are using this expert-vetted free tool.

Quality standards & certifications

MONDAY, 20 JUN

Tasha ArnoldMultiple quality certification initiatives are currently underway or have recently launched in Europe—and beyond. 

Colleagues including Tasha Arnold of The InterChange Institute will join us to discuss their contributions to these efforts as well as what the implications may be for practitioners, scholars, and, ultimately, end-stakeholders.

Global benchmarks in a local context?

THURSDAY, 23 JUN

Alan RichterThe Centre for Global Inclusion’s Alan Richter and colleagues will join us to discuss the 2021 Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Benchmarks.

Discover how he and his co-authors strive to ensure a truly global perspective without diluting the local and regional value of the tool. They share how European corporations and organisations are using this expert-vetted free tool.

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.  Faculty bios coming soon for:

Milton Bennett   Nadine Binder |  Dima Bou-Mosleh | Michaela Carrière Darla Deardorff  Barry van Driel | Sherifa M.B.E. Fayez | Gorik van Helleputte | Jana Hollá Maja Nenadinović | Mai Nguyen |  Aaron Peterer |  Nagesh Rao

IDD DAD 2022 Faculty

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:
1
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)

6
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

1
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

6
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

LOGISTICS

How to get there

Our Developing Across Differences European Learning Lab & Community Weeks are hosted by our partner, the University of Groningen/Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

Learn more about how to get to Groningen here.

Where to stay

We are pleased to offer the University of Groningen’s discounted rates* for hotels that are conveniently located near campus. These eight local hotels of special rates for University of Groningen programs.

*Prices are shown for informational purposes only. Rates/conditions subject to availability and change as per each hotel. These rates may not include city taxes. 

Make your booking before rooms fill up in Groningen, a popular Dutch summertime destination.

Best Western Hotel Groningen Centre  

  • Standard Room incl. Breakfast buffet: Single use € 87 Double use € 102,75 
  • Comfort Room incl. Breakfast buffet: Single use € 97 Double use € 112,75 
  • Deluxe Room incl. Breakfast buffet: Single use € 107 Double use € 122,75 

Best Western Plus Hotel – Groningen Plaza

  • Comfort Room incl. International Breakfast buffet: Single use € 95 Double use € 111 
  • Executive Room incl. international Breakfast buffet: Single use € 115 Double use € 131 

Bud Gett Hostels 

  • Single room: € 65,00 per room, per night 
  • Double room: € 72,50 per room, per night  
  • Group Rooms 3-10 persons with shower & toilet – rate per person: € 35,00, per night 

City Hotel Groningen

  • City Room excl. Breakfast buffet € 82,50  
  • City Room incl. Breakfast buffet € 97,50 
  • Upgrade Superior room € 20,- per night

Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys 

  • Cosy room (single use) € 84,50 per night 
  • Charme room € 94,50 per night  
  • Deluxe room € 114,50 per night  
  • Suite € 124,50 per night  
  • Breakfast € 15,50 per person 

Martini Hotel

  • Small twin room: Single use € 85,50 Double use € 95,50   
  • Standard twin room: Single use € 95,50 Double use € 105,50 
  • Breakfast € 15 per person 

NH Groningen 

  • Standard room: €115,00* , € 3,70 p.p.p.n , Inclusive breakfast

NH Hotel de Ville

  • Standard room: €115,00* , € 3,70 p.p.p.n , Inclusive breakfast

Contact learninglab@iddifferences.org for details on how to book using the University discount. 

Alternatively, you may wish to look at airbnb.comfor lodging options.

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