Seeing People with Global Eyes: Transforming Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives through an Intercultural Lens

Event Date/Time

  • Friday, March 29, 2019
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

Intended Audience

  • Anyone interested in learning more about diversity and inclusion.


Diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of workplace reform as we strive for greater organizational effectiveness and fairness and equity in the world of work. Yet, D & I initiatives are fraught with conflict and often dreaded by proponents and critics alike.

Join us as we take lessons from the intercultural field to enhance, strengthen, and transform diversity programs and workplace culture. We will redefine what ‘diversity’ means and reframe how we approach difference through an intercultural mindset and cross-cultural principles. Applying an intercultural framework helps us not only expand our capacity for compassion and human connection, but truly synergize our differences to create powerful, resilient, and enduring organizations.


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

  • Expand awareness of what “diversity” means in a global context
  • Understand the behavioral characteristics of the intercultural mindset
  • Learn how intercultural competence improves recruitment, hiring, and retention of the workforce
  • Apply intercultural principles in D & I trainings and initiatives

This workshop will be streamed live by Brandlive, a chapter sponsor and a video platform.


Dimitra Giannakoulias
Principal, Demecera Consulting
Portland, Oregon

As a consultant, facilitator, and trainer, Dimitra Giannakoulias is passionate about realizing human potential. She partners with colleagues and clients to create vibrant workplaces, resilient systems, and healthy cultures that enable organizations to achieve impact and make a positive difference in the world. She specializes in inter-cultural leadership, management, and talent development, and utilizes cross-cultural perspectives to enrich our understanding of human diversity in the workplace. Her aim is to help individuals and organizations transform the workplace to meet people’s higher needs for learning, growth, balance, and community as well as connection to the natural world.

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Program Details

  • Limited to 500 participants.
  • A link to the virtual event will be sent closer to the event.
  • A Q&A section will be available to participants to write in questions for the presenters as they're speaking.

Registration Details

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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 1 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



A notice with the access information to the specific platform will be sent the day before or the morning of the event in a separate email to all registrants.

This program will be held online using virtual platform technology. Webcams, headsets and telephone connections may be required depending on the event.

Technical support is not available during the event so please check your equipment and connections ahead of time.