World Council on Intercultural and Global Competence: Virtual Global Forum


Monday, March 7, 4-8 pm ET; Tuesday, March 8, 8-11:30 am ET


  1. Connect researchers, students, and practitioners on latest issues on intercultural and global competence
  2. Gain awareness and provide feedback on recent ICC work and ICC work in progress
  3. Identify key questions and practitioner needs from researchers and practitioners in advancing the praxis of intercultural and global competence


Characterized by combination of thought-leader panels and short presentations and interaction in breakouts


Note: Subject to change. All times in Eastern Time.

Day 1

3:30-4:00 pm – Pre-Forum Networking  – in breakouts
4:00-4:45  pm – Welcome and Plenary Dialogue and Discussion  –  Fons Trompenaars with Darla Deardorff and Craig Storti followed by discussion
4:45-5:30 pm – 2 10 min presentations followed by 10 min of discussion after each presentation (Transcultural Cooperation and Leadership, MENA and Intercultural Competence)
5:30-5:50 pm – Discussion Groups (break outs)
5:50-6:30 pm – Panel Discussion (JEDI and ICC intersectionalities):  Jason Patent (chair), Sandra Ruiz, Fran Baxter, Amer Ahmad
6:30-6:50 pm – Open Forum
6:50-7:00 pm – Wrap up
7:00-7:05 pm -stretch break
7:05-8:00 pm – ICC Research Forum

Day 2

7:30-8:00 am – Pre-Forum Networking – in breakouts
8:00 – 8:10 am – Welcome and Recap
8:10- 8:30 am – UNESCO presentation and discussion
8:30-9:10 am -2 10 min presentations followed by 20 min of discussion (Virtual ICC and ICC Assessment)
9:10-9:25 am – Presentation: ICC and Technology
9:25-10:05 am– Panel Discussion (ICC Trends and Issues around the world): Adam Komisarof (chair), Carolyn Finck Barboza, Papa Balla Ndong, Ildiko Lazar
10:05-10:20 am –  Breakout reflections
10:20-10:30 am- Open Forum: Whole Group Reflection
10:30-10:55 am – Closing Plenary Dialogue and Discussion: Confirmed – Michael Byram and Veronica Boix Mansilla with Darla Deardorff
10:55-11:00 am – Forum Conclusions
11:00-11:30 am – Post Forum Networking