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.
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.
Cultural Detective Facilitator Certification
Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday, 16-18 January 2020
Escape winter storms and join us amidst the tropical beaches and colonial architecture of Mexico! Your holiday will of course be a write-off, as you'll be participating in professional development on one of the world's leading intercultural competence development tools.
Cultural Detective is an immediately useful and theoretically grounded method for building intercultural competence. This highly experiential workshop will take place in the founder's hometown; we will enjoy practice exercises in the community as well as get to know the city. Take advantage of this terrific learning opportunity and hone your abilities to facilitate the development of intercultural competence by registering now at early-bird rates. Be sure to invite your colleagues.
Facilitator is Dianne Hofner Saphiere. Venue is the Las Flores Beach Resort, where we have blocked ocean-view suites or single rooms for you at affordable prices. A welcome reception and workshop will be held from 5-8pm on Thursday evening, to allow you to fly in that day, and 9AM to 5PM Friday and Saturday. We will plan a no-host celebratory dinner together on Saturday night for those who wish to join. You can stay extra days or fly out on Sunday to be at work Monday morning.
We look forward to working with you to build intercultural competence!
- 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
- Luzern, SWITZERLAND
- 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
- Zug, SWITZERLAND
Cultural Detective Webinars and Facilitated Online Learning Events
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.
Strategy, workshop or event design and development, teambuilding, event facilitation, keynote presentations
Workshop facilitation, training of trainers or facilitators
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.