Training for Intercultural, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Trainers

Strengthen your training and facilitation skills to design and deliver diversity, inclusion and intercultural workshops. Learn techniques for creating equity focused, participant-centered sessions that engage and inspire learning. Gain hands-on practice assessing needs for your group, and develop appropriate learning objectives and evaluation tools. Acquire strategies and approaches for creating safety and curiosity around challenging issues.

This course is designed especially for UBC Certificate in Intercultural Studies, Diversity and Inclusion participants and graduates who want to enhance their own intercultural workshops and sessions.

In this training session:

  • explore the importance of understanding trainer identity in relation to the group
  • learn how to assess the variety of needs in your group so that you can “meet them where they’re at”
  • design learning objectives that are realistic in relation to the training time available
  • collect strategies for creating inclusion, safety and curiosity around challenging issues
  • share experiential learning activities that engage and inspire
  • practise designing and delivering dynamic programs
  • devise a strategy for evaluating the learning.

By the end of this session, you’ll have gained the knowledge and skills to:

  • lead diversity training in your workplace
  • help organizations adopt equitable and inclusive workplace practices
  • support the transition of immigrants
  • facilitate multinational teams for global business
  • prepare people for an overseas assignment
  • support the move towards a just and more equitable society.

Note:  To enrol, you must also have prior experience in facilitation or conducting workshops or training sessions for groups.

Prerequisite course, Strategies for Effective Intercultural Communication is required.  

This course can be applied to the UBC Certificate in Intercultural Studies, UBC Award of Achievement in Diversity and Inclusion, UBC Certificate in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and UBC Award of Achievement in Anti-Racism.

Course Format

This course is offered in a blended format: in-class/online.  For 2021, this course is 100% online format with four mandatory live, virtual classes via Zoom.

Available Sessions

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Please note: This course has one or more prerequisites that need to be completed prior to registration. If you have completed the required course(s), but cannot add the course to your cart for any reason, contact us by phone or email so we can help you complete your registration. You can also read our Registration FAQs for troubleshooting tips.