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The Intercultural Trainer Academy does not only allow you to deepen your understanding of theoretical frameworks regarding intercultural learning, but also to further develop your practical competencies and knowledge, enabling you to work as an intercultural trainer in various settings.

We strongly value combining theory and practice – thus, our Intercultural Trainer Academy is run by a team of academics and trainers, all of which are experts in their field with extensive experience in international environments.

 

HOW DOES THE INTERCULTURAL TRAINER ACADEMY WORK?

The Intercultural Trainer Academy uses a strong blend of theory and practice, complementing practical sessions with input on intercultural theory and research.

In the winter edition of the Intercultural Trainer Academy, the first four days include a choice between two groups:

  • Group A: For those with prior training experience, this group offers a chance to learn more about theories and research in the intercultural field with Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kühnen from Jacobs University.
  • Group B: For those with a strong academic background in intercultural theories, this group offers opportunities to learn more about training basics with experienced trainers from InterCultur gGmbH, such as Annette Gisevius and Nadine Binder.

On days 5-7, the groups come together to deepen their knowledge and skills in a blend of theoretical and practical parts on topics such as training design, training methods, and learning and teaching styles in different cultural contexts.

For those enrolled in the full 10-day course, days 8 to 10 provide the opportunity to design and facilitate a 70-minute intercultural training session and receive intensive feedback from the group and instructors.

Upon succesful completion of the full 10-day course, participants are awarded the certificate “Intercultural Trainer” issued by Jacobs University and InterCultur gGmbH.

 

In the summer edition of the Intercultural Trainer Academy, the same topics are covered using a blend of theoretical and practical parts throughout the entire seven days, i.e. the group is not split up during the first four days. The summer edition also is a full 10-day course which has to be completed to obtain the certificate “Intercultural Trainer” issued by Jacobs University and InterCultur gGmbH. The 7-days option is offered for students who wish to receive credit points and do not seek to obtain the certificate.

 

Please note: In both, the winter and summer edition, enrolled university students can obtain 5 European Credit Points (ECTS) upon completion of the 7-day and 10-day course. To receive ECTS, students also need to submit a  paper (details will be provided by the instructor).

 

TOPICS COVERED

  • Intercultural theory and research
  • Training design and facilitation (for different target groups)
  • Learning and teaching styles in different cultural contexts
  • Tools and methods for intercultural trainings
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Basics of visualization

 

Course Overview

 

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