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Use of Cultural Detective does not require certification — the Cultural Detective Method and materials were designed with the idea that they could be used by interested non-specialists.

However, the Cultural Detective Series is so robust that users often ask for in-depth workshops to learn more about the many applications and strengths of this approach, and to network with peers using the Cultural Detective Method.

Cultural Detective Facilitator Certification Workshops are designed for small groups who share two-and-a-half days of intense, guided interaction; current schedule of workshops is below. We explore what “intercultural communication competence” means, and offer ways to use Cultural Detective to enhance intercultural effectiveness in your organization or community.

Certification Workshops are a wonderful way for the advanced practitioner to reflect on the things that matter, and develop the ability to combine and integrate various theories, approaches, and tools in the field. We explore the impact of multiple cultures on each of us, the idea of layering Value Lenses to visually represent these influences, and a variety of ways to incorporate Cultural Detective into your training, teaching and coaching.

Workshop attendees receive:

  • Cultural Detective Facilitator Certification Manual
  • Cultural Detective Series Guide
  • Personal-use copies of the full Cultural Detective package used in the workshop (both the facilitator and participant materials)
  • A one-month subscription to Cultural Detective Online
  • 10% discount on Cultural Detective materials they purchase directly
  • Certificate of attendance
  • The opportunity to be listed as a Certified Facilitator on our website

Certification workshops help you fully utilize the materials you license, and enhance your “tool chest” with ideas to better develop intercultural competence in others.

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These incredible workshops will enable you to make full use of your Cultural Detective materials and methods to:

  • Enhance intercultural effectiveness and productivity in your organization or community.
  • Excellent introduction to intercultural communication competence.
  • A wonderful way for the advanced practitioner to reflect on the things that matter, and develop the ability to combine the various theories, approaches and tools in the field.

NOTE: We recommend that you book now to reserve your workshop place, but do not reserve non-refundable airfare until minimum attendance is confirmed. Registrants will be contacted directly, and final decisions will coincide with expiry of early-bird fees. If class is cancelled a full refund of your payment will be made.

Click here for more information on Certification Workshops.

    Course venues have included:
  • Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
  • Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
  • Berkeley, USA
  • Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
  • Cannes, FRANCE
  • Chennai, INDIA
  • Chicago, USA
  • Dublin, IRELAND
  • Granada, SPAIN
  • Houston, USA
  • Istanbul, TURKEY
  • Krakow, POLAND
  • Leuven, BELGIUM
  • Mandelieu la Napoule, FRANCE
  • Mazatlán, MEXICO
  • Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
  • Minneapolis, USA
  • New York City, USA
  • Paris, FRANCE
  • Portland, OR USA
  • Pune, INDIA
  • San Diego, USA
  • Sydney, AUSTRALIA
  • Tulsa, USA
  • Vienna, AUSTRIA

Cultural Detective Webinars and Facilitated Online Learning Events

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How can you quickly develop the skills necessary to lead your global team, manage your global project or prepare for expansion to emerging markets, without leaving your desk? 

The Cultural Detective team presents a two-part series of Facilitated Online Learning Sessions that will provide you with the keys to a proven, industry-changing and industry-leading toolset for developing your individual and organizational global competence and to ultimately succeed where “culture conflicts” caused failed ventures.

  • Learn how to build trust in your global relationships.
  • Develop highly productive global teams.
  • Complete projects on time and under budget.
  • Determine how to best enter and succeed in your targeted international markets.
  • Know how to deliver superior client service, globally.
  • Get the most from your international assignees by equipping them with the skills necessary to excel in any culture.

  • Enhancing Cross-Cultural Collaboration: Demonstration of Cultural Detective Online
    — Twice a month events, click through for dates and times

    These are free-of-charge events, held at two different start times in order to make them more convenient for locations worldwide. Times listed are Mexico West Coast (Mazatlán), so please be sure to calculate your local time.

    Participants will learn the basic Cultural Detective Method for bridging cultures, and receive a three-day complimentary pass to Cultural Detective Online. Rather than minimize difference you will learn to leverage similarities and diversity as assets. You will experience some of the wealth of content and process available in the Cultural Detective Online system, and see how easily the system can be incorporated into existing courseware.

    Click here to view client testimonials and videos on the Cultural Detective Online system. From that page, click on "Learn More/Subscribe" for details and pricing information.

    Main webinar page is here.

  • FOLE 1: Cultural Detective Method

    FOLE 2: Cultural Detective Lenses

    Online with headset, 2 hours each FOLE

    The first session gives participants an introdution to the Cultural Detective method and Worksheet. Participants will debrief a critical incident and learn to use and teach others to use the CD Worksheet. The Worksheet enables ongoing structured learning, conflict resolution, and planning.

    The second session provides participants familiarity with Values Lenses, including how to use Values Lenses to supplement critical incident debriefing, how to create and help others to create a Personal Values Lens, and how to use Lenses for team and intercultural effectiveness.

    These highly interactive and engaging facilitated online learning sessions can be tailored to your organization's needs. They are a terrific way to enable more of your organization's staff members to get maximum effectiveness from the CD method and materials. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a session for your group or organization. Click here for more information on FOLEs 1 and 2. You can view, download or print this description.

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In addition to the services provided as part of a Site License, our Cultural Detective Team and certified facilitators are ready and able to provide:

  • Consulting
    Strategy, workshop or event design and development, teambuilding, event facilitation, keynote presentations
  • Training
    Workshop facilitation, training of trainers or facilitators
  • Coaching
    In person or by telephone, using Cultural Detective materials as well as most leading-edge intercultural development tools including but not limited to the IDI: Intercultural Development Inventory.

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