Intercultural Communication, Diversity and Inclusion

Communicating across cultures has become an essential skill in the 21st century, one that will increase your effectiveness whether you are working with international clients, undertaking international development projects in the field, managing diverse teams or implementing inclusive practices in your community or organization.

Our courses and programs in intercultural studies and international development provide you with effective intercultural communication skills, strategies and tools to work with, train, and lead diverse people in various contexts.

Courses and Programs


Course Name
Certificate in International Development - Free Information Session (MD490)   
Cross-Cultural Interviewing (MC072)   
Culture, Communication and Development (MD499)   
Dimensions of International Development (MD500)   
Education and Development (MD613)   
Engaging and Retaining a Diverse Workforce (MC071)   
Engaging Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations (MC609)   
Evaluating International Development Work (MD614)   
Foundations and Skills in Intercultural Communication (MC503)   
Identity and Intergroup Relations (MC601)   
Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) (MC500)   
Intercultural, Diversity and Inclusion Programs - Free Information Session (100% Online) (MC510)   
Internationalizing Post-Secondary Organizations (MC605)   
Introduction to International Health and Development (MD610)   
Issues in International Health Delivery (MD611)   
Leadership in Intercultural Contexts (MC608)   
Managing@UBC Intercultural (MC504)   
Migration and Displacement (MD615)   
Planning for Success in International Assignments (MC602)   
Project Planning and Proposal Writing (MD612)   
Strategies for Effective Intercultural Communication (MC501)   
Strategies for Success with Culturally Diverse Learners (MC073)   
The Intercultural Campus: Concepts and Strategies for Inclusion (MC070)   
Thriving in Diverse Teams (MC604)   
Training for Intercultural and Diversity Trainers (MC607)   
Transforming Intercultural Conflict (MC603)   


Diversity and Inclusion

UBC Award of Achievement Program
The UBC Award of Achievement in Diversity and Inclusion is a new part-time program designed for people seeking to build inclusive practices within organizational or community settings. LEARN MORE

Intercultural Communication

UBC Award of Achievement Program
The UBC Award of Achievement in Intercultural Communication is an innovative part-time career development program that enables you to work effectively in international and/or multicultural settings. LEARN MORE

Intercultural Studies

UBC Certificate Program
The award-winning UBC Certificate in Intercultural Studies is a part-time career development program that gives you the tools to work effectively in international and multicultural settings. LEARN MORE

International Development

UBC Certificate Program
The award-winning, part-time UBC Certificate in International Development (CID) meets the growing need for trained professionals with knowledge of and skills in international development issues. LEARN MORE

Managing@UBC Intercultural Stream

UBC Certificate Program
Designed for UBC managers, the part-time Managing@UBC Intercultural Stream gives participants the opportunity to complete both the Managing@UBC program and UBC Certificate in Intercultural Studies. LEARN MORE