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Essential Principles for Intercultural Training

No doubt there are a thousand ways to conduct intercultural training (ICT), and many of them may in fact fulfill their objectives. Theoretically, trainers can train any way they want, as long as it works. However, there are a few principles that are much more likely to work, to lead to effective training. While these standards are rarely described, they are shared, taught, and practiced by interculturally competent trainers throughout the world.

This entry examines a few of the essential principles that trainers and educators should consider when preparing to teach intercultural competence. When fully practiced by a skilled trainer, these principles provide a much greater chance of producing a program that will achieve its goals. Initially, the entry will review the definitions of various forms ...

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