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Interculturality

Workshops



       INTERCULTURALITY WORKSHOPS      

Bridging diversity


   DEVELOPING INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE   

Spirituality and Culture offers five types of Interculturality workshops. They each have a special focus and different purpose. Our workshops make use of films, power point presentations, inventories, surveys and dramatic action methods to address the biggest issue of our time—intercultural diversity. They use role dynamics and action techniques like mirroring, doubling, role reversal and classical encounter to increase intercultural sensitivity, enhance intercultural competency and harmonize intercultural relations by helping participants discover and enter into the world of the other. The workshops offer three different assessments—the Intercultural Conflict Styles Inventory® (ICSI), which shows one’s inherent conflict style under pressure, the Intercultural Competency Scale® (ICS) (Muriel Elmer), which measures a person’s level of intercultural competency in terms of 12 key characteristics, attitudes and behavior patterns; and the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) (Mitchell R. Hammer LLC), which measures a person’s intercultural competency in terms of five developmental orientations ranging from a monocultural mentality to an adaptive, multicultural mindset. The ICSI helps participants to identify their own "conflict style" or culturally grounded way of expressing disagreement and emotion, and that of others. There are four styles which cover all people groups of the world: direct and emotionally expressive, indirect and emotionally expressive, direct and emotionally restrained, indirect and emotionally restrained. Knowing one's style helps resolve conflicts, facilitates understanding and cooperation, reduces stress, lessens misinterpretation, and builds relationships. The ICS helps participants to identify and strengthen the characteristics they need to achieve intercultural competency. The IDI® identifies the level of a person's intercultural competence and helps the participant to understand their intercultural orientation and to devise a strategy for moving to a more adaptive orientation or stage in their journey toward full intercultural competency. The workshops are useful for businesses, schools, churches and religious organizations. Besides those living in culturally diverse communities, these awareness-building and training workshops are also designed for group leaders, corporate managers, teachers, religious leaders, therapists, healthcare professionals, counselors and social workers who deal with diversity in their work.


Interculturality Workshop

I. Introduction to Intercultural Diversity

  • Introduction to Intercultural Diversity (30 min)
  • Interculturality film (30 min)
  • Conflict Styles (1 hr)
  • Doing the Intercultural Conflict Styles Inventory® (Mitchell R. Hammer LLC) online (30 min)
  • Spectrogram of Conflict Styles (30 min)

II. Conflict Styles: Implications for your work

  • Introduction to Intercultural Diversity (30 min)
  • Interculturality film (30 min)
  • Conflict Styles (1 hr)
  • Doing the Intercultural Conflict Styles Inventory® (Hammer LLC) online (30 min)
  • Spectrogram of Conflict Styles (30 min)
  • Discussion of Issues in groups and report back(1 hr)
  • Culture-drama enactment of a cultural issue (2 hrs)

III. Characteristics of the Intercultural Person

  • Introduction to Cultural Diversity (1 hr)
  • Intercultural Characteristics (Muriel Elmer ©)(1 hr)
  • Taking the Characteristics test online (Elmer ©) (30 min)
  • Reviewing your Results (30 min)
  • How to improve your Intercultural Characteristics (1 hr)

IV. Assessing your Intercultural Competency

  • Pre-workshop: Do the Intercultural Development Inventory (Mitchell R. Hammer LLC) online.
  • Introduction to Cultural Diversity (1 hr)
  • Conflict Styles (1 hr)
  • Doing the Intercultural Conflict Styles Inventory® (Hammer LLC) online (30 min) 
  • Spectrogram of Conflict Styles (30 min)
  • Discussion of Issues in groups and report back (30 min)
  • Choosing an issue to dramatize (30 min)
  • Culture-drama enactment of the cultural issue (2 hrs)
  • Interculturality film (30)
  • Reviewing the IDI® (1 hr)
  • Group Profile Results (30 min)
  • Individual Profile Results (30 min)
  • Reviewing your Intercultural Development Plan© (Hammer LLC) and discussion (30 min)
  • Follow-up interview: how to build on your IDI© profile 

V. Developing Your Intercultural Competency

  • Pre-workshop: Do Intercultural Development Inventory® (Hammer LLC) online
  • Introduction to Cultural Diversity (1 hr)
  • Conflict Styles (1 hr)
  • Doing the Intercultural Conflict Styles Inventory® (Hammer LLC) online (30 min) 
  • Spectrogram of Conflict Styles (30 min)
  • Discussion of issues in groups and report back (30 min)
  • Choosing an issue to dramatize (30 min)
  • Culture-drama enactment of the cultural issue (2 hrs)
  • Intercultural Characteristics (Muriel Elmer ©) (1 hr)
  • Taking the Characteristics test online (Muriel Elmer ©) (30 min)
  • Reviewing your Results (30 min)
  • Interculturality film (30 min)
  • Introduction to the Intercultural Development Inventory® (Hammer LLC) (1 hr)
  • Discussion of IDI®/Distribute results (30 min)
  • Group Profile Results (20 min)
  • Individual Profile Results (20 min)
  • Your Personal Development Plan® (Hammer LLC) (20 min)
  • Follow-up interview: How to build on your IDI® profile.

              INTERCULTURALITY WORKSHOP              

 INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCY WORKSHOP 

The Intercultural Competency Workshop is the most thorough of all our workshops. Participants are introduced to the biggest issue of our time—intercultural diversity—by means of tests, discussions, dramatic enactment sessions, films and power point presentations. Combining elements from our other workshops, it covers all aspects of interculturality over the course of one intense weekend. The workshop uses role dynamics and action techniques like mirroring, doubling, role reversal and classical encounter to increase intercultural sensitivity, enhance intercultural competency and harmonize intercultural relations by helping participants discover and enter into the world of the other. Participants take three assessments—the Intercultural Conflict Styles Inventory® (Mitchell R. Hammer LLC) which shows one’s learned, culturally grounded conflict style, the Intercultural Competency Scale® (Muriel Elmer) which measures a person’s level of intercultural competency in terms of 12 key characteristics, attitudes and behavior patterns, and the Intercultural Development Inventory® (Mitchell R. Hammer LLC) which measures a person’s intercultural competency in terms of five developmental orientations ranging from a monocultural mentality to an adaptive, culturally plural mentality. The workshop helps participants to identify and strengthen their weak characteristics, to anticipate and adjust to different conflict styles, and to move to the next intercultural orientation or stage in their journey toward full intercultural competency. The workshop is specially designed for church congregations, religious groups, ministers and priests, and members of religious communities. Besides those living in culturally diverse communities, this awareness-building and training workshop is also designed for religious leaders and superiors, religious life formation teams and pastoral counselors.

Registration: Send group's details (names, e-mails, phone numbers) and a paragraph explaining why you wish to attend this workshop to Fr. Jon P. Kirby SVD zanyeya@gmail.com

Jon P. Kirby SVD

Spirituality and Culture
SVD House
2181 W. 25th St.
Los Angeles CA 90018 USA

Presented by:  Fr. Jon P. Kirby SVD and Rev. Donell Miller

Jon P. Kirby MDiv, MA, PhD, CP. PAT. is a Catholic priest and member of the Society of the Divine Word, an anthropologist with over 30 years of experience in intercultural/cross-cultural training, a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), a nationally certified Psychodrama Practitioner (CP) and applicant for Trainer (PAT), and Founder-Director of Spirituality and Culture.

Donell Miller MDiv, PhD, LMFT, TEP is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, a clinical psychologist, a marriage and family therapist and nationally certified Psychodrama Trainer, Educator, Practitioner (TEP). He is the Founder-Director of
 Beacon Reminders Psychodrama Training and Action Methods for Spiritual Growth UUMC, 940 East Colton Ave. Redlands CA 92374.

Training: Approved CEUs for MFT & LCSW by the Board of Behavioral Sciences–Dr. Donell Miller Provider. Approved hours in Drama Therapy & Psychodrama by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.

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