The Consummate Interculturalist

Event Date/Time

  • Thursday, March 22, 2018
    9:00 am - 11:00 am


800 NE Oregon St
United States

The Consummate Interculturalist:
Exploring Human Diversity through Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Intended Audience

  • Colleagues and managers who work in global teams or units
  • Learning and development professionals who train cross-cultural audiences
  • Anyone interested in cultural differences and diversity issues


Sometimes, being with people is so easy. We enjoy a natural, strong connection. Communication flows effortlessly. Then there are other times when misunderstanding and miscommunication are rife, and we just don’t “get it.” Often, this is how culture plays out. With a shared culture, we understand each other well. When our cultures differ, even the smallest interactions can be difficult or mysterious. Global organizations have long recognized the need to manage an intercultural workforce, but, increasingly, even regional and local organizations must also attain intercultural competence to stay relevant and effective. The world is indeed getting smaller and smaller.

During this workshop we will:

  • Develop a greater understanding of well-known cultural differences
  • Recognize our own cultural values and biases in relation to others
  • Cultivate self-awareness and a curiosity mindset for cultural responsiveness and fluidity

We will discuss strategies for managing diversity and how we might consider cultural differences when designing trainings. By developing intercultural competence, we bring out the best in ourselves and others.


At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize cultural differences amongst societies around the world
  • Utilize cross-cultural frameworks to identify hidden elements of one’s organizational culture
  • Create strategies for optimizing cultural differences within the workplace
  • Apply cross-cultural considerations in training design and delivery


Dimitra Giannakoulias
Organizational Effectiveness Consultant

With a bicultural upbringing and a transnational working life, Dimitra Giannakoulias strives to expand our understanding of culture and human diversity. As an organizational development professional, she specializes in leadership, management, and talent development. Passionate about realizing human potential, Dimitra works to create healthy workplace systems and structures that enable organizations to achieve impact and make a positive difference in the world. Her ultimate aim is to help individuals and organizations transform the workplace to meet people’s higher needs for learning, development, and community as well as connection to the natural world.

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Program Details

  • Check in at 8:30 am.
  • Workshop is in Room 1E.
  • View transportation options.
  • Limited to 50 participants.

Registration Details

  • Registration is available for our partner organizations.
  • To receive a refund, a written request must be received in the Chapter office at least one week before the event.
  • No refunds or credits for future events given after that time.
  • Prices go up at the door.
  • Have a full stamp card? To redeem your stamp card, please email the ATD office ( and request a code to redeem online.

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CPLP Recertification Credit

CPLPs earn one recertification point/credit for each physical hour of continuing education within one’s current role/job or involving a new experience or content. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any required paperwork.
Visit the CPLP webpage for complete information.

The Chapter estimates 2 recertification hours for this workshop.

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HRCI and SHRM Recertification Credit

This program may be eligible for self-certification for HRCI and SHRM recertification credits. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any required paperwork. Visit the HRCI recertification webpage or the SHRM recertification webpage for more information.

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Alignment with ATD's Competency Model
Areas of Expertise
Areas in BOLD will be addressed in this presentation.

  1. Performance Improvement
  2. Instructional Design
  3. Training Delivery
  4. Learning Technologies
  5. Evaluating Learning Impact
  6. Managing Learning Programs
  7. Integrated Talent Management
  8. Coaching
  9. Knowledge Management
  10. Change Management


800 NE Oregon St, Portland, Oregon, 97232, United States