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MARK YOUR 2023 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 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.  REGISTRATION IS OPEN

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

This will be a launch/pilot edition of our Developing Across Differences program in Cairo. Working with local partners, the 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.

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 2024.

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 2024.

Curious to know more?

Take a look at our 2023 European DAD Faculty & Course offerings and register today.

Curious to know more?

Take a look at our 2023 European DAD Faculty & Course offerings and register today.

Or, read on for overall details and add your name to our list to receive details about the Middle East & Africa 2023 and North America 2024 events as they become available.​

Come for one day—or stay all week

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 from 10-15 July 2023.  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.

City of Groningen, NL
Modern yet idyllic, beautiful Groningen, NL is easily accessible by public transportation
OFFERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

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

The Middle Eastern & African DAD will happen in Cairo, Egypt, the crossroads of multiple continent. Sign up to be the first to get details about this event in early 2023. And, in 2024, the IDD will offer a North American edition of the DAD.   

Cairo, EG along the Nile River
Bustling Cairo, along the Nile River, connects the heartland of Africa with the Mediterranean

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

We offer advanced-level* professional development learning opportunities for colleagues who are established in the Differences field as multipliers—whether in corporations (diversity officers), education institutions (faculty, internationalization leaders, teacher educators), government or NGO/humanitarian 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.

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-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 offerings will help you develop further in your chosen specialization. 

IDD Core Content Focus

FACULTY & COURSE LINEUP

2023 European DAD (10-15 July)

COURSE OVERVIEW

2023 European DAD (10-15 July)

HOW TO REGISTER

1

Review the course options below, 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

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 using the links provided.

4

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 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. (Schedule to come.)

EARLY REGISTRATION

As an added incentive through 31 December 2022, all who register for two or more courses will receive a 50% tuition discount for 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. (Schedule to come.)

2023 European DAD (10-15 July)

COURSES & FACULTY

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

 

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

COLLABORATION THROUGH DEI: Advanced inclusion, diversity and anti-discrimination approaches - Nene Molefi - 10-11 July  2 days  €990

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

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

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  3 days  €1495

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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  2 days  €990

 

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

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  2 days  €990

 

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

 

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

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  3 days  €1495

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 divide- Drs. Michaela Carrière - 10 July   1 day  €550

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

LABS: CO-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.

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'll be in Groningen, NL
...with more to come

Milton Bennett    Michaela Carrière  |   Darla Deardorff  |   Barry van Driel   |  Sherifa M.B.E. Fayez | Annette Gisevius   |  Jana Hollá   |  Nene Molefi  |  Maja Nenadović |   Mai Nguyen  |   Nagesh Rao

IDD E-DAD 2023 Faculty
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:

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

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LEARN & GROW

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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
E-DAD 2023 logo

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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MEA-DAD 2023 logo

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

Come for one day—or stay all week

Our six-day 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 10-15 July 2023.  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.

City of Groningen, NL
Modern yet idyllic, beautiful Groningen, NL is easily accessible by public transportation
OFFERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

AND OUR FRIENDS

Come for one day—or stay all week

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 from 10-15 July 2023.  

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 IDD/University guests.

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

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

The Middle Eastern & African DAD will happen in Cairo, Egypt, the crossroads of multiple continent. Sign up to be the first to get details about this event in early 2023. And, in 2024, the IDD will offer a North American edition of the DAD.   

Cairo, EG along the Nile River
Bustling Cairo, along the Nile River, connects the heartland of Africa with the Mediterranean

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 in Groningen.

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-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 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

LABS: CO-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.

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

FACULTY & COURSE LINEUP

2023 European DAD (10-15 July)

Course Overview

E-DAD 2023 Courses at a Glance as of 221114

2023 European DAD (10-15 July)

Course Details

CLICK TITLES FOR DETAILS & TO ENROLL

You'll be directed to registration on our partner the University of Groningen's website to complete your registration.

 

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  2 days  €990

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

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  2 days  €990

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

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

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  3 days  €1495

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 divide- Drs. Michaela Carrière - 10 July   1 day  €550

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

COLLABORATION THROUGH DEI: Advanced inclusion, diversity and anti-discrimination approaches - Nene Molefi - 10-11 July  2 days  €990

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

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

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  3 days  €1495

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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: CO-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.  We’ll share details about these evening programmes in early 2023.

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.

IDD E-DAD 2023 Faculty

Here’s who’ll be in Groningen, NL

Milton Bennett
Michaela Carrière
Darla Deardorff
Barry van Driel
Sherifa M.B.E. Fayez
Annette Gisevius
Jana Hollá
Nene Molefi
Maja Nenadinović
Mai Nguyen
Nagesh Rao
 

…with more to come

 

COMMUNITY: (RE)NEW CONNECTIONS

Grow your network

DADs are 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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