Certifications

Personalized, specialized, in-depth

The ICI Certification is an intensive journey for equipping participants with the core methods and tools of the ICI development framework. Check out the introduction video, below.

In-Person Certification

ICI Certification workshops allow participants to personally experience the power of the ICI methods and tools through one-on-one, team, and large-group engagements. We also equip people to use the ICI Framework to analyze systems and environments, to bring clarity and solutions to intercultural challenges wrapped up in organizational systems, processes and policies

The ICI Framework was developed through 20 years of experience working alongside companies, organizations and individuals in multiple industries on five continents. It involves contextual analysis and observation, as well as practical strategies for preventing and resolving intercultural tension and conflict, among other related goals with a wide range of application.

The ICI Framework gives participants a rich and deep language for understanding and shaping cultural environments, while taking the emotional sting out of what are often difficult and loaded issues. Our approach unlocks these conversations and allows coaches and facilitators to take people on a journey that results in tangible change.

Virtual ICI Certification

The Virtual Inter-Cultural Intelligence Journey is designed to accommodate your busy schedules and allow you to get equipped with Inter-Cultural tools from the comfort of your home, saving a significant amount of money, travel and time.

The journey is assembled and fully supported on the Promote learning platform. The cohorts will be small and intimate, allowing us deep discussions and flexibility in scheduling.

The program includes the following:

  • 10 Virtual Live Sessions (90 minutes per session)
  • Fully supported with eLearning, pre- and post- session work and number of assignments to be completed as part of the journey (up to 5 hours of pre- and post- work per session)
  • Journey spread over 15 weeks
  • Digital Facilitator’s Kit (Handouts, PowerPoints, Videos, Case Studies and other useful information)

Tell me more about Virtual ICI Certifications

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    Thank you so much, this workshop has really brought huge clarification to intercultural interactions!
    Ernst & Young

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    The learning was so impressive. I loved looking at culture from a process viewpoint vs. the blueprint viewpoint.
    Ernst & Young

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    The challenging thought process this class presents is refreshing!
    Ernst & Young

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    This session had the power to influence people in a manner that will positively impact all spheres of their lives.
    Hiermona Tesfamicael, Talent Developing Project Manager, Ernst & Young

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    This workshop is transformational, helping me to be more adaptable in my interpersonal interactions.
    Eric McConnell, Recruiter, Ernst & Young

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    It’s relevance not just as course material but as life material.
    Faculty, Higher Colleges of Technology

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    Made me think about interactions in a new way – made me consider how other points of view should be taken into consideration.
    Faculty, Higher Colleges of Technology

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    The entire course was an extremely positive experience. I was entirely engaged throughout the workshop. I found Marco to be an excellent facilitator, and strongly feel that the workshop has and will contribute – both personally and professionally – to my life ‘journey.
    Faculty, Higher Colleges of Technology

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    The ICI Certification was an inspiring workshop especially considering that I once was an individual who adopted a monocultural impression/lens if the world.
    Lecturer, Higher Colleges of Technology

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    A thought provoking course out of which I got more insight that I could imagine, including many solutions to past cultural problems.
    Hugh McElveen, Lecturer, Higher Colleges of Technology

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    A critical workshop for any one working and teaching in an intercultural context. Allowed me to learn tools to understand others' cultural identity constructions, but also – to critically examine my own.
    Dr. Deirdre McAlister, Faculty, Higher Colleges of Technology

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    Very insightful & useful workshop that we can relate to our everyday life.

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    Very helpful & practical content that is immediately applicable to my context & team. Enjoyable, inspiring, mind-stretching, fun & relevant.

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    I experienced a real coaching opportunity with the tools and real experience to delve deeper into my and other experiences. Having to hear other people’s experiences, especially from the places/with the people that I’ve never met, helps to enrich the perspectives.

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    ICI provides a universal language for international organizations to thrive and be successful to empower, do right and bring honor into the world.
    Petra Duijzer, Game Designer, Creatief Success

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    The ICI Certification gives participants tools to truly engage their own culture and to interact in the cultures of others.
    Josh, Program Officer

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    This ICI training opens yours eye to see a bigger & clearer picture of the world. The tools give very practical help to building stronger inter-cultural teams and short-circuit potential problems.

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    The knowledge and understanding gained has been vital in helping to manage a number of critical issues.
    Nic Labuschagne, Senior Director

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    The best training I have had since I joined the Corporate learning world.
    Ernst & Young

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    A wonderful experience highlighted my understanding of diff cultures and how we can engage more effectively.
    Ernst & Young

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    I found the Three Colors Framework insightful and Marco’s wealth of personal examples along with those of other participants really brought the content to life.
    Julie-Anne Johnston, HR Business Consultant, Ernst & Young

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    As an Intercultural person, the 3 Colors brought huge clarification to situations I lived in an intuitive way. I now am capable to explain & analyze. Thanks!
    Ernst & Young

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    The topic really resonates with me on a personal and professional level so being here was fun, exciting and a great learning.

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    I’ve been working inter-culturally for more than 30 years and realize I still have so much more to learn.
    Jon Hargreaves

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    Very enlightening – a great way to conceptualize and understand human behaviours and drivers.
    Seshni Samuel, Managing Partner, Talent Ernst & Young, EMEIA

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    ICI Certification is for people who want to really engage the world instead of just living in it.
    Roy Smith, President, Sophos Consulting FZC

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    I highly recommend the KnowledgeWorkx workshop for teams of people from multiple cultures. It allowed me to appreciate differences and also see similarities in outlook that I had never seen before.
    Lee Behar, Strategy Director, Maclellan Foundation Inc.

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    A well-guided process to help us think through the different aspects of a successful global team should be like & could be like.
    Maclellan Foundation Inc.

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    Extremely informative, challenging, thought – provoking. Really enjoyed the relational aspects of workshop design.

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    This class offers real practical tools for gaining a deeper understanding of how to best lead effectively in a multi-cultural world.

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    In this workshop, I feel like my personality & the way I view the world has completely positively changed.
    Shaimaa Ali, L & D Specialist, Emirates

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    ICI is the biggest breakthrough in inter-cultural analysis for at least three decades and stands out from all other concepts by being so practical to apply with clients.
    Nicolai Tillisch, Author, The Leadership Circle

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    This has given me the tools to make creating win-win inter-cultural success for my clients and their customers much more attainable.
    Jeremiah Cady, Business Development, Global Connections

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    It opened my eyes, ear and heart to be more patient with people I deal with coming from different cultures.
    Franz Silhanek, Vice President, Construction Specialties Middle East L.L.C.

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    I have been to a lot of workshops as a nurse, but have never walked away feeling empowered and transformed just by the information that was shared.
    Martha Borth, RN CNN, Charge Nurse, Home Hemodialysis Clinic

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    Revolutionary way of finally ‘seeing’ what we have been looking at for ‘so long’. After 4 years in corporate industry in UAE, I have words now to describe what we experience culturally.
    Shelly Bibby, Director of Operations, Construction Specialties

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    This is something everyone working in this country should be exposed to – it’s not some niche subject!!
    Keith Yoder, English Language Teacher, UAE University

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    Provided insight and greater understanding of how individuals approach situations differently.
    Ernst & Young

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    The discussions were insightful and helped bring the concepts to life. A unique take on culture and viewpoints.
    Ernst & Young

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    Eye opener to see things from a completely different angle/perspective I didn't know anything about.
    Ernst & Young

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    The content is very rich, metaphors used were excellent, the videos and the exercises also above all Marko was excellent and very engaging.

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    A very insightful session. The concepts are new yet useful and will be helpful for the wider team when delivered in the home offices. It will benefit attendees on both personal and professional levels.

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    Very insightful, combining both a real-life card simulation and analysis of personal attitudes. Subsequently provided very strong developmental advice which was excellent.
    Ernst & Young

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    The session gave the participants the opportunity to understand different cultural type of group of people and the practical examples of how to deal with each type of cultural personality.
    Ernst & Young

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    Ability to spend dedicated time with colleagues exploring both the KnowledgeWorkx material and planning how to embed it into our organization. The whole experience was incredibly positive, from the excellent training by Marco through to the networking and social time.

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    Marco is extremely knowledgeable and has a calm and logical way in directing the flow of the program. It was an outstanding day with great results for us as a team.

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    Each person and every contribution was adding enriching facets to my own and our shared learning process. Learning contents and methodology were in accordance with each other: Everyone was honored, empowered, and no one was "wrong".

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    Great session! Very helpful to understand my worldview as well as others. Incredibly helpful in terms of my self-awareness and identifying my blind spots.

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    This is a fantastic workshop which opens your eyes to a new world where we are constantly working in virtual teams across borders where language and intercultural knowledge is so essential that its helps you think twice before you act and work with teams virtually.
    Ernst & Young

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    It’s a session which will add a lot of value to your cultural awareness even when you might think you have an open mind already. It makes you understand why others behave in certain ways even better and that there is no one right way. It’s a great experience just keep an open mind.
    Nada Zainal, GCC HRE Lead

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    Highly relevant, insightful and beneficial training for EY and our clients. It undoubtedly enhances attendees' cultural behavior awareness and knowledge. As a result, it provides motivation and techniques to enhance personal flexibility to ensure communications are always well received by all audiences.
    Thomas Silvester, Advisory Senior Manager, Ernst & Young

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    This is one of the unmissable events for your organisation, that can have a profound impact on how you can work more effectively inter culturally. The resource materials provide a huge range of activities and approaches and are easy to use. The training is excellent and helps you reflect on how it can be embedded within your organisation to maximum effect.

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    This training let me experiment a sense of wonder of learnt a tool of how to build bridges and create a third space in a international field with all its complexities and colors. I cannot imagine personal success in a international approach without this training.

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    I think I have never been so eager to get back to work - in order to experience a new view on people and challenges. This eagerness has not faded away since January, in the contrary, it goes with me and keeps growing since then.
    Ingrid Felber-Bischof, UBS

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    This is a good framework that helps increase our social understanding of why our upbringing can lead to culturally diverse points of view, and why it is important for a firm like EY to embrace cultural awareness training for all our people.
    Mark Chan, Ernst & Young

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    ICI makes you a brighter light in the world.
    Vivien Wang, Government and Project Director of TAC Shenyang

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    The Intercultural awareness course is essential to built an inclusive environment within a diverse community, which will allow us to thrive and unite as a team to produce best results.
    Eyad Haddad, Senior Consultant

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    Eye-opening, interactive, interesting, and eternally valuable.
    Salwa Darraj, Associate Consultant

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    This course should be a mandatory learning; first we need to better understand ourselves - to become better humans primarily. This course goes beyond office walls .
    Praveen Narayan, Asst. Manager

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    Learning and understanding about yourself and other people is more important than just imagining who they are or who you are.
    Peter Kiema, Finance Assistant

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    It was a great course overall. The facilitator made it very interesting. He was engaging and approachable at all times. It’s important for everyone to attend this.

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    My congratulations to the facilitator, in a few words Marco Blankenburgh was a great blessing that he led sessions and the training to our staff. There was no better person to do it that him.

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    A fun, engaging way of reassessing how you view the world and people of different cultures.
    Maha Alkhalawi, Manager Advisory,PI And Costome, EY Seren

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    A must for anyone working or living internationally and therefore interculturally, this course is full of unique insights and practices that will truly enable you to navigate the international landscape.
    Andy Fieldhouse, GM & Coach

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    Highly relevant, insightful and beneficial training for EY and our clients. It undoubtedly enhances attendees' cultural behavior awareness and knowledge. As a result it provides motivation and techniques to enhance personal flexibility to ensure communications are always well received by all audiences.
    Thomas Silvester, Advisory Senior Manager

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    It’s a session which will add a lot of value to your cultural awareness even when you might think you have an open mind already. It makes you understand why others behave in certain ways even better and that there is no one right way. It’s a great experience just keep an open mind.
    Nada Zainal, GCC HRE Lead

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    This certification is important for everyone. There should not be any boundaries to attend this. It would definitely change your view about the world and situations.

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    This course should be a mandatory learning; first we need to better understand ourselves - to become better humans primarily. This course goes beyond office walls.
    Praveen Narayan, Assistant manager, Tax ACR,Bahrain

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    A very enriching journey into a subject matter that all organizations at some point in the future will recognize the need to embrace in order to operate successfully and harmoniously in a culturally diverse workplace.
    Jack Craine, Managing Director, Gameplan

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    Best training ever.
    Fouad Albahri, Senior Drilling Engineer

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    Don’t let a single story be the end your story!
    Charaf, VP, Sales Africa and LATAM

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    Excellent. Out of this world.

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    Extremely useful in international teaching situations.
    Staff at a UAE Local Girls’ school

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    Fantastic- I have learnt how to identify and be sensitive to clients’, team members’, family and friends’ worldview through the Three Colors of Worldview profiling!
    Andrea Jachs, Manager

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    I found the program short sharp and succinct giving me clarity / better understanding as a talent practitioner. ‘seek to understand before being understood in a more mindful manner.
    Aditi Medhekar, Sr talent HRBP

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    I learnt to understand myself better and how I can work with others better.
    Cynthia Yeo, Senior Consultant Transfer Pricing

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    I was impressed because it helps me to really understand the important of culture and how to adapt to other people culture.

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    ICI helps us understand other perspectives as we engage other cultures. I am thankful for this training.

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    ICI will give you confidence to create a new space where culture is valued, but not limiting.
    Landon cates, Independent Consultant

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    Impressive session on emotional intelligent.
    Hamid Hosseini, Senior Manager

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    Insightful and informative training that is highly applicable in the real world.
    Tracy May, Managing Director

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    It is a purge to team building where everyone one can share the experience.

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    It lets you experience what it would be like being a foreigner in a strange country and so you understand different cultures world views better.
    Jonathan Wilkinson, Grade6/7 Math & Science Teacher, AIS

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    Keep discovering more about yourself by signing up for the 3 Colors of Worldview training course. You won't want to miss the opportunity to better understand your worldview and how this unfolds in your life.
    Vanessa Gaskin, Senior Manager, Technology Risk

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    Learning and understanding about yourself and other people is more important than just imagining who they are or who you are.
    Peter Kiema, Finance Assistant

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    My way of viewing the world is neither right nor wrong but most importantly it is not better than anyone else's and the Three Colors of Worldview training has answered the 'Why' question for me.
    Stephanie Nduaguba, Senior Advisory

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    People around me are amazing, but you need to find a way to find out how amazing they are.

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    See your world with clearer colors and understanding when you know and use the ICI tools to interpret the multicultural world in which we live and work so that we can engage more effectively.

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    Session is a must-do, it explains so many interactions/behaviors that we see every day.

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    So powerful workshop that will transform the way you see the world.
    Liliane, , EY

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    The ICI has opened my mind on how I see others and how they see me, and the importance to be aware of the same.
    Mary

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    The ICI opened both my eyes and my heart to the self-culture that I, and we all, have within us. I now have a greater awareness of how I can help create a third-culture space for my clients to flourish in.
    Matt Trenchard, Co-Founder, North Point Coaching Academy

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    The world as we see it is not the reality, it is a tinted perception by our values and own understanding of situations.
    Mélanie Lapointe, Consultant

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    This course gave some good insight in different worldviews, some great examples and good fun.
    Samuel Visser, Head of fundraising Netherlands Bible Society

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    This is a great way to understand the motivations for our actions, and how different people, from different parts of the world operate with different motives.
    Kyle Green, Retreats Coordinator

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    This is a very good and open way of learning to understand the different in cultures and how to use this.

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    This program should be deployed to our leaders more broadly to help foster inclusive leadership at EY.
    Lynn Morrison, Assurance Partner

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    Very authentic and entertaining.
    GML

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    Very effective, as this will remind us our responsibilities for our team.
    Sumit Sharma, Assistant Manager

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    A fun and interactive way to learn how to interact and deal with other cultures and people with a different mindset to yourself.
    Amelia, Executive Assistant

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    A thought-provoking training session using a framework that was new to me. Very insightful session.

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    A very insightful session. The concepts are new yet useful and will be helpful for the wider team when delivered in the home offices. It will benefit attendees on both personal and professional levels.

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    A very interactive, engaging and personally challenging course.
    Andrew, Teacher

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    Be aware about other people's cultures, accept and adapt wherever needed for the personal growth.

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    Be open to other's perspectives and keep asking healthy questions, surely you are going to learn a lot.
    Faizan Ashaf, Engagement Auditor, EY

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    Being exposed to different cultures. Interactions with others. A course is away from technical typical training style.
    Sumit Sharma, Assistant Manager

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    Being new to the region this was excellent in terms of helping me to understand my personal style and how to best communicate within the region, and what adjustments to make depending upon the audience.

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    Brilliant session. So, needed in this fast pace ever changing world.

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    Clear and concise training content and well-paced delivery.

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    Demonstration of building 3rd shared culture as well as teaching principles and material. Teaching facilitation at the same time as teaching material. Material itself is very important and helpful!

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    Different people interact according to different motives, it is really important to understand your motives as well as the other person motives to make successful interaction.

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    Discovering cultural aspects with clarity of definition, useful both for me and my colleagues. The inclusion among us as we brought a vast variety of knowledge and experience to the table. Also practicing how 3Cs, cultural dimensions and DIR are identified and interpreted.

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    Excellent material that was well delivered. Presenter was well prepared.

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    Exceptional experience and well delivered training.

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    Eye-opening regarding different ways of looking at the same picture/situation and how people react to it.

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    First you learn about yourself, then you learn about others, and finally you learn how to bring everyone together for collective success.

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    Further developing my cultural awareness and learning about the importance of cultural agility in the workplace, social setting, and also the notion of the three worldviews.

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    Gaining a deeper understanding of different types of cultures and how their views are reflected in the way countries are run.

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    Getting to know about the different worldviews, stories shared by other participants from different cultures, the concepts of inter cultural critic and learner and many more.

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    Good atmosphere and participants, new topic that highlighted issues that did not cross our mind previously.

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    Good examples and case studies, to bring the issues to life. Clear articulation that no worldview is better than the others, and that it's not possible to change your worldview, but you can flex to adjust to others if you are aware of the differences.

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    Good principles learnt. Especially about stereotypes and the Single-Story terminology.

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    Great insights into various cultures and how people generally view situations, depending on their background. Alison is a very engaging facilitator.

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    Great session to get a deeper understanding of cultural relevance. Also was able to identify a lot from personal experiences on scenarios discussed.

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    Greater self-awareness; insight into personal and professional situations. Ideas for how to work with clients in future and inspiration to 'underlay' what I do in ICI.

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    Greater understanding of the diversity of cultural perceptions and preferences, and where I sit in relation to global norms.

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    Growing intercultural intelligence is indispensable for all Jesus followers who's objective is to make disciple making disciples wherever God sends them.
    Arlie Francis, Founder / Director, Disciple Daily

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    I learned a lot in today's session. Understanding that individuals are different. No right and wrongs. But we can align our purpose with everyone's purpose, meaning to have a share vision.

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    I learned things about myself that I wasn't aware of and I believe others around me did too, because we felt we were in a safe open environment.

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    Informative & reflecting on day-to-day business interactions on the customs & involvement aspects.

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    Insight in different worldviews and raise awareness how to handle and behave in a better way cross cultural.

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    Intercultural intelligence enables you to decide and appreciate what often seems like strange or even nonsensical behavior by people from other cultures. It is indispensable for people working overseas or with people from other cultures.

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    Introducing new concepts and opportunity to reflect on how I function in work environment.

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    It gives an excellent view on how people think and see the world and helps you realize that your view is not the only correct one.

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    "It introduced me to a totally different way of looking at intercultural relationships"
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    It was a great course overall. The facilitator made it very interesting. He was always engaging and approachable . It’s important for everyone to attend this.

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    It was eye opening and I gained a lot of self-awareness especially in my cross-cultural work and functioning in a multi-cultural team.

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    It was organized, explained nicely, and easy to understand and implement.

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    It was quite a useful tool which helps to understand ourselves and our cultural and how this can influence people around you. And have an impact on them.

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    It’s make me recognize my influence and developing my communication skills.

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    Knowing the difference in each culture & how to adapt demanding on the situation.

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    Learned about my and different people’s worldview, and thus how to relate and engage better since I have a better understanding where they are coming for.

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    Learning about cultural diversity and cultural differences. The experiences shared by both facilitators and participants were very helpful.

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    Learning about different cultures, having insight about ourselves and other people.

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    Learning about the 3 world views - an interesting framework to use when assessing cultural intelligence and differences. Great facilitation and really interesting group discussion and sharing.

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    Open and authentic conversations with honest yet sensitive answers to questions given the diverse group.

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    Positive about this session was the awareness about different cultures and how to develop ourselves to fit with different people in the organization plus anyone we meet across our journey.

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    Positive energy, informative, communicated the purpose of session effectively.
    Assistant Manager

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    Really engaging and revealing; of myself and my colleagues.
    Rebecca Williams, HR Administrator

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    Really enlightening around the world views and dimensions, getting a sense of my biases and appreciation of other world views.

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    Really impressed with the way course was organized, very minimal use of the slides and effectively communicating the messages through various group exercises.

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    So insightful and thoughtful session which will give you more confidence to deal with many situations in work or personal life.

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    Strength lies in differences not in similarities.

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    Thank you to the organizers/facilitators of this workshop it is really interactive, interesting and above all educative and of great impact to the prospective of this organization.

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    Thanks very much to Marco and the KWx team. I value inter-cultural harmony deeply and look forward continuing working with you all.

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    The 2018 induction was filled with highly interactive learning experiences that allowed you to not only learn the curriculum, but to experience what is being taught in relationship with the other participants. This also helped to facilitate relationship building. I walked away no longer feeling like I am just a part of a Bible Society, now I feel like I am a part of a large and diverse fellowship! Overall it was a great experience and I highly recommend it!

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    The ability to understand one situation may have more than one meaning in it, More especially on the dangers of single story and the impact it has on personal judgement. It was also are more interactive exercise which allows people to express themselves freely.

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    The awareness of how people come from different backgrounds think differently. The tool of the 3 Colors of Worldview behavioral grid is useful.

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    The content is very rich, metaphors used were excellent, the videos and the exercises also above all Marco was excellent and very engaging.

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    The content was great, materials and slides plus logistics and venue were good too. Marco is hugely knowledgeable and skilled as a facilitator, engaging and never boring. Good size of group and great people to connect with.

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    The cultural objects part was really interesting. It taught me about other cultures.

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    The framework for 3Colours, the discussion we had, the observations facilitated from the group.

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    The group discussions were a great opportunity to share and to gain insights from other people who come from other cultures.

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    The interaction with other participants was very good, and the directions by the facilitator were also very clear and made the session flow smoothly.

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    The interactive nature of the workshop, the discussion with people who have different worldview, the tone of the workshop very warm and understanding.

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    The most success factor are not only respecting others culture, it’s to accept it.

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    The positive atmosphere of the class, everyone was so excited to learn and was participating actively.

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    The presenter was precise & clear. He was helpful and answered every question with experience and grace. You can tell he not only knows but lives this information. I believe this will be invaluable.

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    The relationships, the curriculum was deep but clear, questions were encouraged, and group discussion was illuminating.

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    The session emphasized that there was no best answer as each person is unique and truly can have a different worldview. There are very interesting concepts behind this training, which were delivered extremely well to our group.

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    The session given the participant the opportunity to understand different cultural type of group of people and the practical examples of how to deal with each type of cultural personality.

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    The session was filled with knowledge and very intellectual.Truly an eye opener, and at the same time it was fun for all.

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    The session was very insightful and gave me a good understanding what potential conflict situation can be in my team.

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    The way course was delivered and really conveyed how to work on a cross cultural environment.

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    Truly enlightening, perspective change, different understanding of the world around. The workshop was very human yet extremely professional, the material shared is high quality.

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    Very enjoyable course which was run well by all three facilitators. By having three people running it there was a good mix of approaches - keep us all alert and engaged.

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    Very forward and to the point practical examples helped in understanding. Exercises where great and session remained engaging.

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    Very insightful and used people’s unique experience to make points.

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    Very insightful, combining both a real-life card simulation and analysis of personal attitudes. Subsequently provided very strong developmental advice which was excellent.

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    Very useful session and helps us to build our behavioral growth in perspective of different cultures.

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    Was a very valuable experience to learn about the 3 colors of worldview and understand each one’s characteristics.

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    Was very useful to know different cultures and how to behave with different cultured people at work and personal.

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    Well prepared material, great facilitation, facilitator provided clear and relevant examples, she took each participant's personal experience into account when presenting material, non-judgmental. This session provided me with some new perspectives to consider in my personal journey in intercultural interactions.

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    Thank you not just for your knowledge, wisdom and generosity in sharing these with us, but also for the care that you take with us. Every detail of the program was so well thought-out, and we as participants had nothing to do but absorb, engage and learn.this made it such an enjoyable and enriching experience.
    Linda Berlot, CEO, Berlot Group

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    Putting words into feelings/Emotions. Description of dimensions. Getting to know myself better into those dimensions. And how the group responded.

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    It was great to understand where I stand currently. It told me a lot about my outlook in terms of managing relationships, time and how others could perceive that.

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    Definitely worth the time to go through the course - helps bring awareness to areas some people may not even consider.

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    Very helpful session to understand cultural differences and how people make decisions.

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    We are from different background and culture and we must realize that difference and adapt to understand others.

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    With ICI - the ability to create new cultural spaces to facilitate win-win situation.

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    A must have to very person involved in cultural activities, travel, or colleagues from different backgrounds.
    "Lou Salloum", "ONE:SIXTEEN Production House"

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    Accepting each one can make an easy transition to understand the different cultures.

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    The more you learn about other cultures, the more people interaction becomes fun and fruitful on different levels.
    "Maya Saleh", "Special Projects Coordinator"

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    I have learned more about myself and I am now more aware on how to deal with different multi-cultural situations.
    "Camille Finance and administration Manager"

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    It encouraged everyone to start thinking about having these conversations surrounding culture. This could be in the form of adjusting to the situation or merely observing so that next time (s)he can make changes to their behavior(s). It also helps people to engage with others who are having a difficult time communicating with those who are different from them.

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    A class that asks you to think more about the world around you, self-reflect, and be adaptable.
    "Jessie Feher", "TMOD/Human Resources Intern"

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    The simplicity and practicality of the 3 worldview types was groundbreaking for me.

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    Overall, I think ICI is a helpful framework for having a more global EQ (instead of making a checklist of international dos and don’ts). I think the grid of the 3Cs is helpful in explaining motivators and indicators. The lifeguard example was my favorite of the session.

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    Very insightful, practical and useful model for better understanding and engaging intercultural interactions.

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    Increased awareness of cultures through the 'three colors of worldview' has brought my family much honor.

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    It was an eye opener to learn about the different worldviews and understanding the lenses we operate from.

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    Time for self-reflection and application to our own lives, experiential learning through the card game, memorable video clips.

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    The module helps reveal some of the underlying building blocks of cultures around us.

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    This training will change the way you interact with ABS colleagues--not just international partners.
    "Jack Newman", "Communications Writer"

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    This was empowering and eye-opening to be equipped to navigate with many different cultures.

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    Priceless insights. Very insightful, practical and useful model for better understanding and engaging intercultural interactions.
    "Lee M", "Director of Development"

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    This discussion of inter-cultural intelligence is important for all staff, particularly those who work internationally, to be more aware of their own cultural expectations and assumptions and those of others.
    "Matt Grewe", "Program health analyst"

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    Very eye-opening. It was a new perspective!

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    It helped my self-awareness and solidified my views and attitudes of myself.

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    I got to learn something new about myself and the different worldviews that I interact with each day.

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    It encouraged everyone to start thinking about having these conversations surrounding culture. This could be in the form of adjusting to the situation or merely observing so that next time (s)he can make changes to their behavior(s). It also helps people to engage with others who are having a difficult time communicating with those who are different from them.

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    I got to understand different cultures and how they view the world. Even though our views are different, I have a better understanding on where they are coming from.Interesting, new knowledge, good examples (ex. lifeguard scenario).

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    More awareness of our differences and how easy we can embrace these differences.

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    It was enlightening in terms of the 3 different default modes for cultures. It really made me think about how we interact based on assumptions rather than true knowledge of each other. I enjoyed the discussion about where our default modes originate from and how these can change with experience. It was nice to be told on my table that my balanced score confirmed that I'm the most evolved person!

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    Every citizen should have this knowledge about inter-cultural intelligence. If we could all incorporate it into our everyday interactions, human relationships would be much more effective.
    "Olga Hontoria", "IB/High School Spanish Teacher"

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    This shed light on some of the confusion I had experienced in the cross-cultural world of international education, that even I as a Third Culture Kid myself, didn't have the words to explain.
    "Hannah Donald", "UAS teacher in Dubai"

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    You can travel the world while sitting on your chair , by connecting with people not tablets .
    "Souha Moubarak", "Middle School ,French Teacher"

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    What I learned about myself was a real eye-opener! I never realized that family values have such a great impact on how I interact with people in other cultures.

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    By understanding the different cultures that people come from, we can teach in a format that reaches everyone and allows them to be comfortable.
    "Samarah Qadir", "Grade 6 Teacher"

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    Encouraging and with learning different perceptions really it changed my way of thinking towards the culture in very different aspects it helped me a lot to improve myself and where I stand, I want to apply it in my life and want to share to my family and in my work place I am very thankfully.

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    The sessions were an eye opener. The content was highly educative and relevant. The learning will be immensely beneficial for my work and relationships. Facilitator was effective, engaging and extremely resourceful.

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    Certain things that I have known inherently have been given definition and greatly expounded upon in this training which will be beneficial in the future for me in interacting with those who do not share my worldview.

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    Analyzing a person's words and actions to determine their worldview and cultural mapping, and then use the information gleaned to formulate an appropriate response towards them and their worldview.

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    Excellent topics to get one ready and successful for a multi-cultural work environment .
    "James Varghese", "CFO"

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    I was truly blessed to be part of this conference; in future I want see this seminar helpful to many pastors and leaders which would really help them to improve in their interpersonal relationship.
    "Vivian Fernandes", "Coordinator for MBS"

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    This is a must workshop for anyone who is working among cross cultural set up.

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    Really this session had helped me a lot to change my life and I got the real values of life and how to overcome the situations, behave with others, respect to others, moreover, how to give the importance to the other people decisions.

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    Being challenged to think about my own culture and how I relate to those that are culturally different from me or have a different worldview. Also being challenged to think through how to apply this to my intercultural workplace.

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    There is no pure culture. There is unity & diversity in the Trinity so go forth and Love.
    "Taf", "Business Manager"

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    Being able to unpack the meaning of the 3 world views and behavioral patterns, as well as the info on cultural intelligence. Discussing with other participants, sharing of ideas. The results of the 3 Colors Worldview tool - a confirmation for me.

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    This training provides language and framework to understand our own cultural viewpoint and those of others. My hope is to use these tools to cultivate healthy relationships and understanding between our culturally diverse team members.
    "Reverend Stephenie Couch", "Wesleyan Methodist Church & WesoYouth Camp Director", "National Youth Ministry Leader"

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    So many valuable insights for operating Inter-Culturally, as well as being equipped to help others on that journey as well.

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    The materials were rich in terms of understanding what culture is and how to navigate through multi-cultural environment using the views and dimensions and be awarding of these to help have more effective communication and relationships

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    Brilliant facilitator and of course content too. Group also helped to bring out the insightful content. Opened my mind to many new and enlightening concepts.

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    A powerful and insightful equipping experience for engaging more successfully in Inter-Cultural relationships.
    "Sarah Starrenburg", "Director of Global Partnerships and Communication"

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    Whether we know it or not, culture is created every time two individuals interact. This course challenges you to count the cost and really consider what you are prepared to do in order to ensure that culture is healthy, real, and productive for the greater good of your organization.
    "Joanne Youn", "EVP and General Counsel", "TrustBridge Global Foundation"

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    In a globalized world, the need for intercultural intelligence is inevitable. KnowledgeWorkx is on the cutting edge of research and equipping people to develop healthy cultures and positive relationships.

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    Thank you so much, this workshop has really brought huge clarification to intercultural interactions!
    Ernst & Young

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    The learning was so impressive. I loved looking at culture from a process viewpoint vs. the blueprint viewpoint.
    Ernst & Young

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    The challenging thought process this class presents is refreshing!
    Ernst & Young

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    This session had the power to influence people in a manner that will positively impact all spheres of their lives.
    Hiermona Tesfamicael, Talent Developing Project Manager, Ernst & Young

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    This workshop is transformational, helping me to be more adaptable in my interpersonal interactions.
    Eric McConnell, Recruiter, Ernst & Young

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    It’s relevance not just as course material but as life material.
    Faculty, Higher Colleges of Technology

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    Made me think about interactions in a new way – made me consider how other points of view should be taken into consideration.
    Faculty, Higher Colleges of Technology

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    The entire course was an extremely positive experience. I was entirely engaged throughout the workshop. I found Marco to be an excellent facilitator, and strongly feel that the workshop has and will contribute – both personally and professionally – to my life ‘journey.
    Faculty, Higher Colleges of Technology

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    The ICI Certification was an inspiring workshop especially considering that I once was an individual who adopted a monocultural impression/lens if the world.
    Lecturer, Higher Colleges of Technology

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    A thought provoking course out of which I got more insight that I could imagine, including many solutions to past cultural problems.
    Hugh McElveen, Lecturer, Higher Colleges of Technology

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    A critical workshop for any one working and teaching in an intercultural context. Allowed me to learn tools to understand others' cultural identity constructions, but also – to critically examine my own.
    Dr. Deirdre McAlister, Faculty, Higher Colleges of Technology

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    Very insightful & useful workshop that we can relate to our everyday life.

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    Very helpful & practical content that is immediately applicable to my context & team. Enjoyable, inspiring, mind-stretching, fun & relevant.

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    I experienced a real coaching opportunity with the tools and real experience to delve deeper into my and other experiences. Having to hear other people’s experiences, especially from the places/with the people that I’ve never met, helps to enrich the perspectives.

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    ICI provides a universal language for international organizations to thrive and be successful to empower, do right and bring honor into the world.
    Petra Duijzer, Game Designer, Creatief Success

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    The ICI Certification gives participants tools to truly engage their own culture and to interact in the cultures of others.
    Josh, Program Officer

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    This ICI training opens yours eye to see a bigger & clearer picture of the world. The tools give very practical help to building stronger inter-cultural teams and short-circuit potential problems.

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    The knowledge and understanding gained has been vital in helping to manage a number of critical issues.
    Nic Labuschagne, Senior Director

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    The best training I have had since I joined the Corporate learning world.
    Ernst & Young

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    A wonderful experience highlighted my understanding of diff cultures and how we can engage more effectively.
    Ernst & Young

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    I found the Three Colors Framework insightful and Marco’s wealth of personal examples along with those of other participants really brought the content to life.
    Julie-Anne Johnston, HR Business Consultant, Ernst & Young

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    As an Intercultural person, the 3 Colors brought huge clarification to situations I lived in an intuitive way. I now am capable to explain & analyze. Thanks!
    Ernst & Young

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    The topic really resonates with me on a personal and professional level so being here was fun, exciting and a great learning.

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    I’ve been working inter-culturally for more than 30 years and realize I still have so much more to learn.
    Jon Hargreaves

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    Very enlightening – a great way to conceptualize and understand human behaviours and drivers.
    Seshni Samuel, Managing Partner, Talent Ernst & Young, EMEIA

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    ICI Certification is for people who want to really engage the world instead of just living in it.
    Roy Smith, President, Sophos Consulting FZC

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    I highly recommend the KnowledgeWorkx workshop for teams of people from multiple cultures. It allowed me to appreciate differences and also see similarities in outlook that I had never seen before.
    Lee Behar, Strategy Director, Maclellan Foundation Inc.

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    A well-guided process to help us think through the different aspects of a successful global team should be like & could be like.
    Maclellan Foundation Inc.

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    Extremely informative, challenging, thought – provoking. Really enjoyed the relational aspects of workshop design.

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    This class offers real practical tools for gaining a deeper understanding of how to best lead effectively in a multi-cultural world.

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    In this workshop, I feel like my personality & the way I view the world has completely positively changed.
    Shaimaa Ali, L & D Specialist, Emirates

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    ICI is the biggest breakthrough in inter-cultural analysis for at least three decades and stands out from all other concepts by being so practical to apply with clients.
    Nicolai Tillisch, Author, The Leadership Circle

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    This has given me the tools to make creating win-win inter-cultural success for my clients and their customers much more attainable.
    Jeremiah Cady, Business Development, Global Connections

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    It opened my eyes, ear and heart to be more patient with people I deal with coming from different cultures.
    Franz Silhanek, Vice President, Construction Specialties Middle East L.L.C.

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    I have been to a lot of workshops as a nurse, but have never walked away feeling empowered and transformed just by the information that was shared.
    Martha Borth, RN CNN, Charge Nurse, Home Hemodialysis Clinic

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    Revolutionary way of finally ‘seeing’ what we have been looking at for ‘so long’. After 4 years in corporate industry in UAE, I have words now to describe what we experience culturally.
    Shelly Bibby, Director of Operations, Construction Specialties

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    This is something everyone working in this country should be exposed to – it’s not some niche subject!!
    Keith Yoder, English Language Teacher, UAE University

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    Provided insight and greater understanding of how individuals approach situations differently.
    Ernst & Young

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    The discussions were insightful and helped bring the concepts to life. A unique take on culture and viewpoints.
    Ernst & Young

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    Eye opener to see things from a completely different angle/perspective I didn't know anything about.
    Ernst & Young

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    The content is very rich, metaphors used were excellent, the videos and the exercises also above all Marko was excellent and very engaging.

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    A very insightful session. The concepts are new yet useful and will be helpful for the wider team when delivered in the home offices. It will benefit attendees on both personal and professional levels.

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    Very insightful, combining both a real-life card simulation and analysis of personal attitudes. Subsequently provided very strong developmental advice which was excellent.
    Ernst & Young

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    The session gave the participants the opportunity to understand different cultural type of group of people and the practical examples of how to deal with each type of cultural personality.
    Ernst & Young

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    Ability to spend dedicated time with colleagues exploring both the KnowledgeWorkx material and planning how to embed it into our organization. The whole experience was incredibly positive, from the excellent training by Marco through to the networking and social time.

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    Marco is extremely knowledgeable and has a calm and logical way in directing the flow of the program. It was an outstanding day with great results for us as a team.

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    Each person and every contribution was adding enriching facets to my own and our shared learning process. Learning contents and methodology were in accordance with each other: Everyone was honored, empowered, and no one was "wrong".

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    Great session! Very helpful to understand my worldview as well as others. Incredibly helpful in terms of my self-awareness and identifying my blind spots.

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    This is a fantastic workshop which opens your eyes to a new world where we are constantly working in virtual teams across borders where language and intercultural knowledge is so essential that its helps you think twice before you act and work with teams virtually.
    Ernst & Young

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    It’s a session which will add a lot of value to your cultural awareness even when you might think you have an open mind already. It makes you understand why others behave in certain ways even better and that there is no one right way. It’s a great experience just keep an open mind.
    Nada Zainal, GCC HRE Lead

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    Highly relevant, insightful and beneficial training for EY and our clients. It undoubtedly enhances attendees' cultural behavior awareness and knowledge. As a result, it provides motivation and techniques to enhance personal flexibility to ensure communications are always well received by all audiences.
    Thomas Silvester, Advisory Senior Manager, Ernst & Young

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    This is one of the unmissable events for your organisation, that can have a profound impact on how you can work more effectively inter culturally. The resource materials provide a huge range of activities and approaches and are easy to use. The training is excellent and helps you reflect on how it can be embedded within your organisation to maximum effect.

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    This training let me experiment a sense of wonder of learnt a tool of how to build bridges and create a third space in a international field with all its complexities and colors. I cannot imagine personal success in a international approach without this training.

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    I think I have never been so eager to get back to work - in order to experience a new view on people and challenges. This eagerness has not faded away since January, in the contrary, it goes with me and keeps growing since then.
    Ingrid Felber-Bischof, UBS

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    This is a good framework that helps increase our social understanding of why our upbringing can lead to culturally diverse points of view, and why it is important for a firm like EY to embrace cultural awareness training for all our people.
    Mark Chan, Ernst & Young

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    ICI makes you a brighter light in the world.
    Vivien Wang, Government and Project Director of TAC Shenyang

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    The Intercultural awareness course is essential to built an inclusive environment within a diverse community, which will allow us to thrive and unite as a team to produce best results.
    Eyad Haddad, Senior Consultant

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    Eye-opening, interactive, interesting, and eternally valuable.
    Salwa Darraj, Associate Consultant

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    This course should be a mandatory learning; first we need to better understand ourselves - to become better humans primarily. This course goes beyond office walls .
    Praveen Narayan, Asst. Manager

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    Learning and understanding about yourself and other people is more important than just imagining who they are or who you are.
    Peter Kiema, Finance Assistant

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    It was a great course overall. The facilitator made it very interesting. He was engaging and approachable at all times. It’s important for everyone to attend this.

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    My congratulations to the facilitator, in a few words Marco Blankenburgh was a great blessing that he led sessions and the training to our staff. There was no better person to do it that him.

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    A fun, engaging way of reassessing how you view the world and people of different cultures.
    Maha Alkhalawi, Manager Advisory,PI And Costome, EY Seren

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    A must for anyone working or living internationally and therefore interculturally, this course is full of unique insights and practices that will truly enable you to navigate the international landscape.
    Andy Fieldhouse, GM & Coach

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    Highly relevant, insightful and beneficial training for EY and our clients. It undoubtedly enhances attendees' cultural behavior awareness and knowledge. As a result it provides motivation and techniques to enhance personal flexibility to ensure communications are always well received by all audiences.
    Thomas Silvester, Advisory Senior Manager

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    It’s a session which will add a lot of value to your cultural awareness even when you might think you have an open mind already. It makes you understand why others behave in certain ways even better and that there is no one right way. It’s a great experience just keep an open mind.
    Nada Zainal, GCC HRE Lead

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    This certification is important for everyone. There should not be any boundaries to attend this. It would definitely change your view about the world and situations.

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    This course should be a mandatory learning; first we need to better understand ourselves - to become better humans primarily. This course goes beyond office walls.
    Praveen Narayan, Assistant manager, Tax ACR,Bahrain

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    A very enriching journey into a subject matter that all organizations at some point in the future will recognize the need to embrace in order to operate successfully and harmoniously in a culturally diverse workplace.
    Jack Craine, Managing Director, Gameplan

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    Best training ever.
    Fouad Albahri, Senior Drilling Engineer

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    Don’t let a single story be the end your story!
    Charaf, VP, Sales Africa and LATAM

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    Excellent. Out of this world.

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    Extremely useful in international teaching situations.
    Staff at a UAE Local Girls’ school

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    Fantastic- I have learnt how to identify and be sensitive to clients’, team members’, family and friends’ worldview through the Three Colors of Worldview profiling!
    Andrea Jachs, Manager

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    I found the program short sharp and succinct giving me clarity / better understanding as a talent practitioner. ‘seek to understand before being understood in a more mindful manner.
    Aditi Medhekar, Sr talent HRBP

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    I learnt to understand myself better and how I can work with others better.
    Cynthia Yeo, Senior Consultant Transfer Pricing

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    I was impressed because it helps me to really understand the important of culture and how to adapt to other people culture.

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    ICI helps us understand other perspectives as we engage other cultures. I am thankful for this training.

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    ICI will give you confidence to create a new space where culture is valued, but not limiting.
    Landon cates, Independent Consultant

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    Impressive session on emotional intelligent.
    Hamid Hosseini, Senior Manager

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    Insightful and informative training that is highly applicable in the real world.
    Tracy May, Managing Director

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    It is a purge to team building where everyone one can share the experience.

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    It lets you experience what it would be like being a foreigner in a strange country and so you understand different cultures world views better.
    Jonathan Wilkinson, Grade6/7 Math & Science Teacher, AIS

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    Keep discovering more about yourself by signing up for the 3 Colors of Worldview training course. You won't want to miss the opportunity to better understand your worldview and how this unfolds in your life.
    Vanessa Gaskin, Senior Manager, Technology Risk

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    Learning and understanding about yourself and other people is more important than just imagining who they are or who you are.
    Peter Kiema, Finance Assistant

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    My way of viewing the world is neither right nor wrong but most importantly it is not better than anyone else's and the Three Colors of Worldview training has answered the 'Why' question for me.
    Stephanie Nduaguba, Senior Advisory

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    People around me are amazing, but you need to find a way to find out how amazing they are.

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    See your world with clearer colors and understanding when you know and use the ICI tools to interpret the multicultural world in which we live and work so that we can engage more effectively.

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    Session is a must-do, it explains so many interactions/behaviors that we see every day.

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    So powerful workshop that will transform the way you see the world.
    Liliane, , EY

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    The ICI has opened my mind on how I see others and how they see me, and the importance to be aware of the same.
    Mary

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    The ICI opened both my eyes and my heart to the self-culture that I, and we all, have within us. I now have a greater awareness of how I can help create a third-culture space for my clients to flourish in.
    Matt Trenchard, Co-Founder, North Point Coaching Academy

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    The world as we see it is not the reality, it is a tinted perception by our values and own understanding of situations.
    Mélanie Lapointe, Consultant

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    This course gave some good insight in different worldviews, some great examples and good fun.
    Samuel Visser, Head of fundraising Netherlands Bible Society

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    This is a great way to understand the motivations for our actions, and how different people, from different parts of the world operate with different motives.
    Kyle Green, Retreats Coordinator

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    This is a very good and open way of learning to understand the different in cultures and how to use this.

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    This program should be deployed to our leaders more broadly to help foster inclusive leadership at EY.
    Lynn Morrison, Assurance Partner

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    Very authentic and entertaining.
    GML

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    Very effective, as this will remind us our responsibilities for our team.
    Sumit Sharma, Assistant Manager

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    A fun and interactive way to learn how to interact and deal with other cultures and people with a different mindset to yourself.
    Amelia, Executive Assistant

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    A thought-provoking training session using a framework that was new to me. Very insightful session.

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    A very insightful session. The concepts are new yet useful and will be helpful for the wider team when delivered in the home offices. It will benefit attendees on both personal and professional levels.

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    A very interactive, engaging and personally challenging course.
    Andrew, Teacher

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    Be aware about other people's cultures, accept and adapt wherever needed for the personal growth.

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    Be open to other's perspectives and keep asking healthy questions, surely you are going to learn a lot.
    Faizan Ashaf, Engagement Auditor, EY

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    Being exposed to different cultures. Interactions with others. A course is away from technical typical training style.
    Sumit Sharma, Assistant Manager

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    Being new to the region this was excellent in terms of helping me to understand my personal style and how to best communicate within the region, and what adjustments to make depending upon the audience.

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    Brilliant session. So, needed in this fast pace ever changing world.

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    Clear and concise training content and well-paced delivery.

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    Demonstration of building 3rd shared culture as well as teaching principles and material. Teaching facilitation at the same time as teaching material. Material itself is very important and helpful!

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    Different people interact according to different motives, it is really important to understand your motives as well as the other person motives to make successful interaction.

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    Discovering cultural aspects with clarity of definition, useful both for me and my colleagues. The inclusion among us as we brought a vast variety of knowledge and experience to the table. Also practicing how 3Cs, cultural dimensions and DIR are identified and interpreted.

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    Excellent material that was well delivered. Presenter was well prepared.

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    Exceptional experience and well delivered training.

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    Eye-opening regarding different ways of looking at the same picture/situation and how people react to it.

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    First you learn about yourself, then you learn about others, and finally you learn how to bring everyone together for collective success.

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    Further developing my cultural awareness and learning about the importance of cultural agility in the workplace, social setting, and also the notion of the three worldviews.

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    Gaining a deeper understanding of different types of cultures and how their views are reflected in the way countries are run.

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    Getting to know about the different worldviews, stories shared by other participants from different cultures, the concepts of inter cultural critic and learner and many more.

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    Good atmosphere and participants, new topic that highlighted issues that did not cross our mind previously.

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    Good examples and case studies, to bring the issues to life. Clear articulation that no worldview is better than the others, and that it's not possible to change your worldview, but you can flex to adjust to others if you are aware of the differences.

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    Good principles learnt. Especially about stereotypes and the Single-Story terminology.

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    Great insights into various cultures and how people generally view situations, depending on their background. Alison is a very engaging facilitator.

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    Great session to get a deeper understanding of cultural relevance. Also was able to identify a lot from personal experiences on scenarios discussed.

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    Greater self-awareness; insight into personal and professional situations. Ideas for how to work with clients in future and inspiration to 'underlay' what I do in ICI.

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    Greater understanding of the diversity of cultural perceptions and preferences, and where I sit in relation to global norms.

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    Growing intercultural intelligence is indispensable for all Jesus followers who's objective is to make disciple making disciples wherever God sends them.
    Arlie Francis, Founder / Director, Disciple Daily

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    I learned a lot in today's session. Understanding that individuals are different. No right and wrongs. But we can align our purpose with everyone's purpose, meaning to have a share vision.

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    I learned things about myself that I wasn't aware of and I believe others around me did too, because we felt we were in a safe open environment.

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    Informative & reflecting on day-to-day business interactions on the customs & involvement aspects.

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    Insight in different worldviews and raise awareness how to handle and behave in a better way cross cultural.

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    Intercultural intelligence enables you to decide and appreciate what often seems like strange or even nonsensical behavior by people from other cultures. It is indispensable for people working overseas or with people from other cultures.

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    Introducing new concepts and opportunity to reflect on how I function in work environment.

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    It gives an excellent view on how people think and see the world and helps you realize that your view is not the only correct one.

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    "It introduced me to a totally different way of looking at intercultural relationships"
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    It was a great course overall. The facilitator made it very interesting. He was always engaging and approachable . It’s important for everyone to attend this.

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    It was eye opening and I gained a lot of self-awareness especially in my cross-cultural work and functioning in a multi-cultural team.

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    It was organized, explained nicely, and easy to understand and implement.

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    It was quite a useful tool which helps to understand ourselves and our cultural and how this can influence people around you. And have an impact on them.

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    It’s make me recognize my influence and developing my communication skills.

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    Knowing the difference in each culture & how to adapt demanding on the situation.

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    Learned about my and different people’s worldview, and thus how to relate and engage better since I have a better understanding where they are coming for.

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    Learning about cultural diversity and cultural differences. The experiences shared by both facilitators and participants were very helpful.

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    Learning about different cultures, having insight about ourselves and other people.

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    Learning about the 3 world views - an interesting framework to use when assessing cultural intelligence and differences. Great facilitation and really interesting group discussion and sharing.

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    Open and authentic conversations with honest yet sensitive answers to questions given the diverse group.

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    Positive about this session was the awareness about different cultures and how to develop ourselves to fit with different people in the organization plus anyone we meet across our journey.

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    Positive energy, informative, communicated the purpose of session effectively.
    Assistant Manager

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    Really engaging and revealing; of myself and my colleagues.
    Rebecca Williams, HR Administrator

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    Really enlightening around the world views and dimensions, getting a sense of my biases and appreciation of other world views.

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    Really impressed with the way course was organized, very minimal use of the slides and effectively communicating the messages through various group exercises.

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    So insightful and thoughtful session which will give you more confidence to deal with many situations in work or personal life.

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    Strength lies in differences not in similarities.

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    Thank you to the organizers/facilitators of this workshop it is really interactive, interesting and above all educative and of great impact to the prospective of this organization.

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    Thanks very much to Marco and the KWx team. I value inter-cultural harmony deeply and look forward continuing working with you all.

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    The 2018 induction was filled with highly interactive learning experiences that allowed you to not only learn the curriculum, but to experience what is being taught in relationship with the other participants. This also helped to facilitate relationship building. I walked away no longer feeling like I am just a part of a Bible Society, now I feel like I am a part of a large and diverse fellowship! Overall it was a great experience and I highly recommend it!

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    The ability to understand one situation may have more than one meaning in it, More especially on the dangers of single story and the impact it has on personal judgement. It was also are more interactive exercise which allows people to express themselves freely.

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    The awareness of how people come from different backgrounds think differently. The tool of the 3 Colors of Worldview behavioral grid is useful.

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    The content is very rich, metaphors used were excellent, the videos and the exercises also above all Marco was excellent and very engaging.

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    The content was great, materials and slides plus logistics and venue were good too. Marco is hugely knowledgeable and skilled as a facilitator, engaging and never boring. Good size of group and great people to connect with.

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    The cultural objects part was really interesting. It taught me about other cultures.

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    The framework for 3Colours, the discussion we had, the observations facilitated from the group.

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    The group discussions were a great opportunity to share and to gain insights from other people who come from other cultures.

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    The interaction with other participants was very good, and the directions by the facilitator were also very clear and made the session flow smoothly.

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    The interactive nature of the workshop, the discussion with people who have different worldview, the tone of the workshop very warm and understanding.

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    The most success factor are not only respecting others culture, it’s to accept it.

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    The positive atmosphere of the class, everyone was so excited to learn and was participating actively.

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    The presenter was precise & clear. He was helpful and answered every question with experience and grace. You can tell he not only knows but lives this information. I believe this will be invaluable.

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    The relationships, the curriculum was deep but clear, questions were encouraged, and group discussion was illuminating.

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    The session emphasized that there was no best answer as each person is unique and truly can have a different worldview. There are very interesting concepts behind this training, which were delivered extremely well to our group.

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    The session given the participant the opportunity to understand different cultural type of group of people and the practical examples of how to deal with each type of cultural personality.

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    The session was filled with knowledge and very intellectual.Truly an eye opener, and at the same time it was fun for all.

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    The session was very insightful and gave me a good understanding what potential conflict situation can be in my team.

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    The way course was delivered and really conveyed how to work on a cross cultural environment.

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    Truly enlightening, perspective change, different understanding of the world around. The workshop was very human yet extremely professional, the material shared is high quality.

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    Very enjoyable course which was run well by all three facilitators. By having three people running it there was a good mix of approaches - keep us all alert and engaged.

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    Very forward and to the point practical examples helped in understanding. Exercises where great and session remained engaging.

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    Very insightful and used people’s unique experience to make points.

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    Very insightful, combining both a real-life card simulation and analysis of personal attitudes. Subsequently provided very strong developmental advice which was excellent.

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    Very useful session and helps us to build our behavioral growth in perspective of different cultures.

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    Was a very valuable experience to learn about the 3 colors of worldview and understand each one’s characteristics.

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    Was very useful to know different cultures and how to behave with different cultured people at work and personal.

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    Well prepared material, great facilitation, facilitator provided clear and relevant examples, she took each participant's personal experience into account when presenting material, non-judgmental. This session provided me with some new perspectives to consider in my personal journey in intercultural interactions.

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    Thank you not just for your knowledge, wisdom and generosity in sharing these with us, but also for the care that you take with us. Every detail of the program was so well thought-out, and we as participants had nothing to do but absorb, engage and learn.this made it such an enjoyable and enriching experience.
    Linda Berlot, CEO, Berlot Group

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    Putting words into feelings/Emotions. Description of dimensions. Getting to know myself better into those dimensions. And how the group responded.

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    It was great to understand where I stand currently. It told me a lot about my outlook in terms of managing relationships, time and how others could perceive that.

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    Definitely worth the time to go through the course - helps bring awareness to areas some people may not even consider.

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    Very helpful session to understand cultural differences and how people make decisions.

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    We are from different background and culture and we must realize that difference and adapt to understand others.

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    With ICI - the ability to create new cultural spaces to facilitate win-win situation.

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    A must have to very person involved in cultural activities, travel, or colleagues from different backgrounds.
    "Lou Salloum", "ONE:SIXTEEN Production House"

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    Accepting each one can make an easy transition to understand the different cultures.

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    The more you learn about other cultures, the more people interaction becomes fun and fruitful on different levels.
    "Maya Saleh", "Special Projects Coordinator"

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    I have learned more about myself and I am now more aware on how to deal with different multi-cultural situations.
    "Camille Finance and administration Manager"

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    It encouraged everyone to start thinking about having these conversations surrounding culture. This could be in the form of adjusting to the situation or merely observing so that next time (s)he can make changes to their behavior(s). It also helps people to engage with others who are having a difficult time communicating with those who are different from them.

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    A class that asks you to think more about the world around you, self-reflect, and be adaptable.
    "Jessie Feher", "TMOD/Human Resources Intern"

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    The simplicity and practicality of the 3 worldview types was groundbreaking for me.

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    Overall, I think ICI is a helpful framework for having a more global EQ (instead of making a checklist of international dos and don’ts). I think the grid of the 3Cs is helpful in explaining motivators and indicators. The lifeguard example was my favorite of the session.

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    Very insightful, practical and useful model for better understanding and engaging intercultural interactions.

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    Increased awareness of cultures through the 'three colors of worldview' has brought my family much honor.

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    It was an eye opener to learn about the different worldviews and understanding the lenses we operate from.

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    Time for self-reflection and application to our own lives, experiential learning through the card game, memorable video clips.

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    The module helps reveal some of the underlying building blocks of cultures around us.

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    This training will change the way you interact with ABS colleagues--not just international partners.
    "Jack Newman", "Communications Writer"

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    This was empowering and eye-opening to be equipped to navigate with many different cultures.

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    Priceless insights. Very insightful, practical and useful model for better understanding and engaging intercultural interactions.
    "Lee M", "Director of Development"

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    This discussion of inter-cultural intelligence is important for all staff, particularly those who work internationally, to be more aware of their own cultural expectations and assumptions and those of others.
    "Matt Grewe", "Program health analyst"

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    Very eye-opening. It was a new perspective!

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    It helped my self-awareness and solidified my views and attitudes of myself.

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    I got to learn something new about myself and the different worldviews that I interact with each day.

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    It encouraged everyone to start thinking about having these conversations surrounding culture. This could be in the form of adjusting to the situation or merely observing so that next time (s)he can make changes to their behavior(s). It also helps people to engage with others who are having a difficult time communicating with those who are different from them.

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    I got to understand different cultures and how they view the world. Even though our views are different, I have a better understanding on where they are coming from.Interesting, new knowledge, good examples (ex. lifeguard scenario).

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    More awareness of our differences and how easy we can embrace these differences.

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    It was enlightening in terms of the 3 different default modes for cultures. It really made me think about how we interact based on assumptions rather than true knowledge of each other. I enjoyed the discussion about where our default modes originate from and how these can change with experience. It was nice to be told on my table that my balanced score confirmed that I'm the most evolved person!

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    Every citizen should have this knowledge about inter-cultural intelligence. If we could all incorporate it into our everyday interactions, human relationships would be much more effective.
    "Olga Hontoria", "IB/High School Spanish Teacher"

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    This shed light on some of the confusion I had experienced in the cross-cultural world of international education, that even I as a Third Culture Kid myself, didn't have the words to explain.
    "Hannah Donald", "UAS teacher in Dubai"

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    You can travel the world while sitting on your chair , by connecting with people not tablets .
    "Souha Moubarak", "Middle School ,French Teacher"

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    What I learned about myself was a real eye-opener! I never realized that family values have such a great impact on how I interact with people in other cultures.

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    By understanding the different cultures that people come from, we can teach in a format that reaches everyone and allows them to be comfortable.
    "Samarah Qadir", "Grade 6 Teacher"

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    Encouraging and with learning different perceptions really it changed my way of thinking towards the culture in very different aspects it helped me a lot to improve myself and where I stand, I want to apply it in my life and want to share to my family and in my work place I am very thankfully.

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    The sessions were an eye opener. The content was highly educative and relevant. The learning will be immensely beneficial for my work and relationships. Facilitator was effective, engaging and extremely resourceful.

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    Certain things that I have known inherently have been given definition and greatly expounded upon in this training which will be beneficial in the future for me in interacting with those who do not share my worldview.

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    Analyzing a person's words and actions to determine their worldview and cultural mapping, and then use the information gleaned to formulate an appropriate response towards them and their worldview.

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    Excellent topics to get one ready and successful for a multi-cultural work environment .
    "James Varghese", "CFO"

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    I was truly blessed to be part of this conference; in future I want see this seminar helpful to many pastors and leaders which would really help them to improve in their interpersonal relationship.
    "Vivian Fernandes", "Coordinator for MBS"

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    This is a must workshop for anyone who is working among cross cultural set up.

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    Really this session had helped me a lot to change my life and I got the real values of life and how to overcome the situations, behave with others, respect to others, moreover, how to give the importance to the other people decisions.

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    Being challenged to think about my own culture and how I relate to those that are culturally different from me or have a different worldview. Also being challenged to think through how to apply this to my intercultural workplace.

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    There is no pure culture. There is unity & diversity in the Trinity so go forth and Love.
    "Taf", "Business Manager"

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    Being able to unpack the meaning of the 3 world views and behavioral patterns, as well as the info on cultural intelligence. Discussing with other participants, sharing of ideas. The results of the 3 Colors Worldview tool - a confirmation for me.

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    This training provides language and framework to understand our own cultural viewpoint and those of others. My hope is to use these tools to cultivate healthy relationships and understanding between our culturally diverse team members.
    "Reverend Stephenie Couch", "Wesleyan Methodist Church & WesoYouth Camp Director", "National Youth Ministry Leader"

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    So many valuable insights for operating Inter-Culturally, as well as being equipped to help others on that journey as well.

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    The materials were rich in terms of understanding what culture is and how to navigate through multi-cultural environment using the views and dimensions and be awarding of these to help have more effective communication and relationships

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    Brilliant facilitator and of course content too. Group also helped to bring out the insightful content. Opened my mind to many new and enlightening concepts.

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    A powerful and insightful equipping experience for engaging more successfully in Inter-Cultural relationships.
    "Sarah Starrenburg", "Director of Global Partnerships and Communication"

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    Whether we know it or not, culture is created every time two individuals interact. This course challenges you to count the cost and really consider what you are prepared to do in order to ensure that culture is healthy, real, and productive for the greater good of your organization.
    "Joanne Youn", "EVP and General Counsel", "TrustBridge Global Foundation"

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    In a globalized world, the need for intercultural intelligence is inevitable. KnowledgeWorkx is on the cutting edge of research and equipping people to develop healthy cultures and positive relationships.

ICI Certification workshops allow participants to personally experience the power of the ICI methods and tools through one-on-one, team, and large-group engagements. We also equip people to use the ICI Framework to analyze systems and environments, to bring clarity and solutions to intercultural challenges wrapped up in organizational systems, processes and policies

The ICI Framework was developed through 20 years of experience working alongside companies, organizations and individuals in multiple industries on five continents. It involves contextual analysis and observation, as well as practical strategies for preventing and resolving intercultural tension and conflict, among other related goals with a wide range of application.

The ICI Framework gives participants a rich and deep language for understanding and shaping cultural environments, while taking the emotional sting out of what are often difficult and loaded issues. Our approach unlocks these conversations and allows coaches and facilitators to take people on a journey that results in tangible change.

Certification Pricing

US$ 3400 per person
including Facilitator Kit

Academic, NGO, group, and partner discounts are available:
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Upcoming ICI Certification events

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In-Person Events

20 - 22 Feb, 2020 – Dubai, UAE
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18 - 20 Jun, 2020 – Dubai, UAE
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15-17 Oct, 2020 – Dubai, UAE
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Can I figure out the personal cultural preferences of the person in front of me?

Our globalized and interculturally complex world requires us to be equipped to figure out cultural behaviors and preferences at the personal level, in the moment. KnowledgeWorkx has developed two powerful tools from the core of the ICI framework to prepare you for this challenge.

KnowledgeWorkx developed two powerful tools that comprise the core of the ICI framework. Our tools are developed with one purpose in mind: "Can I figure out the personal cultural preferences of the person in front of me?" We believe our globalized and interculturally complex world requires us to be equipped to figure out cultural behaviors and preferences at the personal level; in the moment! In order to accomplish this, we developed two powerful discovery tools:


The Three Colors of Worldview©

The Three Colors of Worldview© Discovery Tool gives a deeper understanding of your own and other people’s cultural drivers, motivators and demotivators. Your personal balance of cultural drivers are discovered through a questionnaire (paper-based or online) and a follow-up process of facilitated self and other-discovery, reflection and application. The Three Colors of Worldview© Discovery Tool works hand-in-hand with the 12 Dimensions of the Cultural Mapping Inventory©.


The Cultural Mapping Inventory© (CMi)

The CMi provides you with a detailed framework for illuminating behavior in 12 key areas from a cultural perspective. It can be used to analyze both individual and group dynamics through an online assessment and follow-up analysis. The 12 behavioral areas this tool assesses are the KnowledgeWorkx 12 Dimensions of Culture, compiled from our extensive research. These 12 dimensions capture a broad range of a person’s cultural preferences.


To ask about either of these assessments, inquire about an ICI Certification, or find out more:

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