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Become certified to use the

Intercultural Readiness Check

If you are  looking to support your clients, students or employees in becoming interculturally more effective, you can now become certified to use the Intercultural Readiness Check.

The Intercultural Readiness Check (IRC) is a powerful internationally recognized tool for improving your intercultural effectiveness. Using the IRC’s unique methods, devised and refined by academics, practitioners and executives in major companies, will get you ready for today’s multicultural world.

Intercultural Readiness: The Four Competencies


Intercultural Sensitivity

How actively you are interested in other people, their cultural backgrounds, needs and perspectives

How much you notice when interacting with people from other cultures

Competency Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication

How mindful and self-reflective you are when communicating with other cultures

How effectively you adjust your style to meet the expectations and needs of people from different cultures

Competency Building Commitment

Building Commitment

How much you invest into developing relationships and diverse networks

How creative you are in developing solutions that satisfy the interests of different stakeholders

Competency Managing Uncertainty

Managing Uncertainty

How well you deal with the complexities of greater cultural diversity—how comfortable you are in this complexity

How effectively you use cultural diversity as a source of learning and innovation—how diversity becomes your tool for creativity

The IRC Certification Course is a rich source of information on intercultural management and intercultural competence assessment. The Intercultural Readiness Check brings this multitude of ‘things to do to be effective when abroad’ back to the core competences that make a difference. The way this course combined in-depth discussion, sound methodology and hands-on cases and examples made me want to use the IRC tools right away for my students international business.

Floor de Groot

Lecturer Intercultural Business Communication, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

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