Intercultural Competence: Beyond the Basics

A Day-long Workshop with Colbourne Institute for Inclusive Leadership

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Are you tasked with diversity and inclusion intiatives at your non-profit organization? Are you looking for resources to more effectively lead teams rich in cultural differences? Are you experiencing difficulties engaging clients from other social backgrounds? Do you need assistance as you engage more international partners?

AMBS invites you to this day-long workshop for leaders, organizers and other individuals who want to enhance their skills in communicating, collaborating and relating across cultural differences and similarities in their workplaces.  The event will be designed with the specific needs of registrants in mind, making it distinct from other learning opportunities. Facilitators from The Colbourne Institute for Inclusive Leadership, a nationally recognized resource for customized training solutions based at Norquest College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, will design and lead event.


Registration for the workshop will be availale in June 2019.

Contact us

Nekeisha Alayna Alexis
[email protected]

More information about the workshop

Registrants will receive a brief pre-workshop questionnaire to collect information on their current cultural challenges and opportunities. Faciitators will use the responses to develop presentations that are in touch with the specific needs of people in the room.

Organizations are invited to send up to two people to the workshop. We understand the difficulties of one person attempting to implement intercultural initiatives. Having multiple participants allows for immediate and shared creative thinking about ways to use what is being learned.

Please check back for facilitator bios.

The Colbourne Institute for Inclusion Leadership at NorQuest College, located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, provides a range of services that encourage and support individual and organizational capacity in developing and sustaining inclusive cultures. It offers customized training solutions in the areas of diversity, inclusion and intercultural education. Since its establishment, the team has been a strategic training and consulting partner to over 80 organizations regionally, nationally and internationally as well as led several applied research projects in the areas of intercultural education, language training, and diversity and inclusion.

Please check back for the workshop schedule.

Intercultural Competence at AMBS

Dr. Safwat Marzouk and Dr. Drew Strait, Encountering Egypt
Intercultural learning opportunities

AMBS offers regular learning opportunities that build intercultural competence that are open to the public, including courses like The Trail of Death, which explores the forced removal of the Potawatomi from Indiana, and learning tours like Encountering Egypt.

Nekeisha Alayna Alexis, Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism coordinator
Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism coordinator

Nekeisha Alayna Alexis leads and supports initiatives at AMBS, and is a consultant for organizations in the community. She is also a Qualifying Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).

Worship in the Chapel of the Sermon on the Mount.
Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism team

The ICUR team consists of administrators, teaching faculty, staff and students, and assists AMBS in its strategic priority of building intercultural competence and undoing racism throughout the institution.