Professional Development Programs

Want to become a more inclusive, interculturally-competent educator?


True North Intercultural offers several online professional development programs to help you develop your intercultural teaching and learning capacity. All programs are appropriate for anyone working in or around higher education, whether faculty or staff/administrators. 

Got a few colleagues or a small team of people who would like to participate and learn together? Both Navigating Cultural Differences and Facilitating Intercultural Learning offer group rates when three or more individuals from the same institution enroll together.

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Self-Paced Online Course

Perhaps you’ve heard the term ‘intercultural competence’ (or similar) thrown around, and are curious to learn more. Or you’re looking for intercultural training that will be directly applicable to your work in higher education, without requiring a large investment of time or resources.

If so, Navigating Cultural Differences is for you! This self-paced online course will help you develop your own intercultural competence and learn how to foster more inclusive environments where all students can thrive.

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Signature Train-the-Trainer Program

Facilitating Intercultural Learning is our signature twelve-week train-the-trainer program for higher education faculty and staff who are not only interested in developing their own intercultural competence, but also want to learn how to design, facilitate, and integrate intercultural learning into their classes, programs, or other work.

Through online modules, small group coaching, personal assessment and 1:1 debriefing (using the Intercultural Development Inventory), this innovative professional development program combines the convenience of online learning with a highly relational, interactive, and supportive cohort experience. Alongside a diverse group of educators, you'll learn to better understand and navigate cultural differences, facilitate others' intercultural learning, and be a more effective and inspired educator.

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What Educators Are Saying...

“I have to thank you for [this] course. For the first time, in a very long time, I am feeling challenged, engaged, and intrigued by the information you’ve presented. In truth, I am reconnecting to my core foundations and passion for intercultural learning while pushing them into a whole new arena. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!”

– Jessica Rasmussen
ESL Instructor

“[Facilitating Intercultural Learning] is, without a doubt, the most impressive professional development course I’ve taken. Tara is a straightforward, effective, and enjoyable teacher to learn from. She is also very approachable so you won’t feel worried or concerned about asking her any questions.”

– Jennifer Walrod
Director of Global Education at The Harker School

“This class has been transformative for me. It is simply excellent. Your course content is more necessary than ever.”

– Robb Davis
Director of Intercultural Programs, University of California–Davis