Intercultural competence is the attitudes, knowledge, and interpersonal skills that allow you to understand, appreciate, and adapt to both cultural differences and similarities in appropriate, inclusive, and effective ways. Focus on improving your intercultural relationships, and experience positive outcomes – higher employee engagement and retention, increased contributions and productivity, and a more inclusive and culturally safe work environment.
Sights on Success Consulting uses a coach-approach to foster leadership development in intercultural competence. This means helping leaders to shift from mono-cultural mindsets to intercultural mindsets of understanding, acceptance, and adaptation to both cultural differences and similarities. Coaching helps leaders to increase both cultural self-awareness and cultural awareness about others across diversity dimensions such as age, gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, religion, etc. so that they can become more inclusive and effective.
Sights on Success Consulting supports your intercultural development journey on an ongoing basis. We help you achieve your strategic objectives through the following services and tools.
The Intercultural Development Inventory® measures intercultural development for individuals along the Intercultural Development Continuum (IDC TM). The IDI® provides baseline information about your intercultural development to facilitate self-awareness about your orientation to, and engagement with, cultural differences and similarities. Increasing cultural self-awareness is fundamental for developing a plan to improve your capability with bridging cultural differences appropriately and effectively.
Sights on Success Consulting offers the IDI® as a prerequisite and entry point for participation in other service offerings.
After taking the IDI online, you will attend a debrief session in person where the results of the assessment are shared and clarified. Based on the results, you can select from a number of options to move forward.
Leadership coaching focuses on enhancing performance and impact for leaders at all levels. It is an individualized and guided process that builds a leader’s capability to achieve short and long-term organizational goals.
In terms of building capability with cultural differences, leadership coaching helps you to design an intercultural development plan based on your IDI® developmental profile or assessment results, interests, and priorities. It then supports you in discovering solutions and following through on achieving your objectives. Programs will meet your needs and accommodate your schedule.
The Intercultural Sharing Circle, as designed by Sights on Success Consulting (copyright, 2017), uses a coach-approach to intercultural development. Participants build on their knowledge of cultural differences in a safe, personalized, and constructive environment. Participants increase cultural self-awareness, develop key attitudes like humility and empathy, and learn key skills such as active listening and non-judgment – all necessary for improving the ability to bridge cultural differences and the gap between diversity and inclusion. Programs will meet your needs and accommodate your schedule.
Would you like to experience a session of the Intercultural Sharing Circle? We facilitate a public Sharing Circle once a month as a way to foster leadership development in intercultural competence for individuals and professionals. Click here for more details.
Researched-based presentations are offered on topics related to improving capability with cultural differences. Sights on Success Consulting has many years of experience giving high-quality presentations to audiences including specific interest groups and at professional development conferences. Presentations will vary in length according to the organization’s time constraints. Example of topics are: “Understanding the Intercultural Development Inventory”, “Types of Cultural Differences”, “What is Intercultural Competence?”.
The Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory® measures your core or authentic approach for resolving conflicts. It helps you understand your own and other people’s approaches for resolving conflicts in order to make the necessary adaptations.
Our regularly updated blog features articles about leadership, improving capability with cultural differences, and diversity and inclusion.
I will continue to work with Sights on Success Consulting this year as they provide leadership coaching that will help to further my intercultural development. This will significantly contribute to my effectiveness in my role as a public school EAL Teacher.
— Loretta Paoli