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Intercultural Strategic Discourse – online course

Intercultural Strategic Communication – The online training to Intercultural Intelligence and Dialogue Skills

With this training you will know how to improve work efficiency by intercultural understanding, with new Dialogue Techniques, while enhancing your understanding of Cultural Influences and Perceptions. 


By completing this online workshop, participants acquire key intercultural skills and will:

  • Improve their perception of others during negotiations and their capacity to hear what is said between the lines;
  • Build common grounds for a more beneficial collaboration;
  • Understand cultural differences and similarities, become more sensitive to cultural cues;
  • Increase everyone’s interoperability;
  • Prepare for international mobility so as to become integrated in another culture as efficiently as possible.

Who Should Attend:

Diplomats, negotiators, mediators, envoys, military and other attachés, ministerial and other institutional officers, expatriates and their families, international sales and marketing directors and executives, and any other person acting within multicultural environments or promoting better understanding between parties.

How does it work?

Participant can attend in solo mode or in a group of 3. Sessions are a total of 12 hours, divided into 4 online classes. Participant/s will receive training materials and brain-training that will speed the memorization process. If need be, the participant/s can have up to 2 follow up training sessions as counseling sessions to discuss real life cases they encounter.

  • The price for a solo participant is 1’200 €.
  • The price for a two-person session is 2’200 €.
  • The price for a three-person session is 3’150 €.

Since IFDII has the Qualiopi quality reference, in France, trainings can be funded by the employer’s fund for the employees.

What do we cover on the training materials:

Pre-training: participants write a short text (3 paragraphs) in which they summarize their problem situations, guided by the questions discussed in the preparatory phone conversation.

Training Program includes:

A: Identify who is at play – Me and You

We are multiple selves. Understanding this plural I.

Who are we speaking to? Facing the 6 different audiences.

B: Speaking overtly and covertly – strategies of clarity and ambiguity

The message and the meaning.

The rules of clear conversation and the choice of ambiguity.

Hearing the other’s message, between the lines, to bypass censorship.

Participants are given examples from the Manual for Speaking Overtly and Covertly©.

C: Our cognitive system – understanding each other faster

How does our brain generate meaning?

D: Cultures and tools of intercultural intelligence

All similar and all different, perceiving differences: causes and consequences. Gender, cultural, and national differences.

Deciphering the other: cultural values, attitudes or preferences.

Increasing everyone’s interoperability.

E: A Protocol of Intercultural Intelligence Questioning

Resorting to the Protocol for Intercultural Questioning (PROFICQ©) becomes a habit.

Optional choice, from the short sessions: Either “Women and freedom of speech”, “Laughter, a tool of negotiation” or “Silence and well-being”.

Prerequisites: there are no required pre-conditions to attend this workshop.

Moderator profile: This training is moderated by intercultural intelligence expert Claudine Korall, President of IFDII. Other experts may occasionally be invited to present a session as part of the program.

Teaching Methodology: this intercultural intelligence training is based on real-life examples and easily understood and integrated know-how, so as to provide the solutions sought for by participants. Teaching varies and is adapted to the audience. Workshops are interactive, dynamic, and clearly transmitted.

The knowledge is derived from various areas such as communication, multicultural management, anthropology (sociology and the study of civilizations) and cognitive sciences.

How is “Intercultural Strategic Intelligence” different from our other workshops:

All of our trainings carry the basics of intercultural intelligence; this particular workshop is built to suit online training. It has a strong emphasis on improving participants’ capacity to perceive the differences between self and others, and on facilitating the search for common grounds. 

Our commitments

Intercultural intelligence has become a basic need in our lives. In the last decades, professional relations are increasingly pluricultural. With technology bringing together to the same conference calls colleagues from all over the world, the "other" may be a next-door neighbor – or an associate from Singapore. Either way, we are expected to communicate seamlessly, smoothly and accurately. We may speak the same language, and yet not be immersed in the same cultures.

Key dates

Collège Européen de Sécurité et de Défense - European Security and Defence College2020 – Member of the network of institutions affiliated with the European Security and Defence College  who aims "to deliver strategic-level education on Common Security and Defence Policy, and provide knowledgeable personnel, within both EU Institutions, EU Member States" and beyond the European borders.
2018 – Creation of IFDII


One December day many years ago I was accompanying a foreign delegation visiting a French ministry as their interpreter. I was asked to assist in all the exchanges between the participants. At the end of the meeting I heard the debriefing, which lacked cultural and political context. I shared this information with the minister and with his teams, and this was when my vocation as intercultural intelligence consultant came into being.

Legal Notice

Korall Consulting is the administrator of IFDII - Institute for intercultural intelligence training.
Korall Consulting and the IFDII, in compliance with the law, hereby specify and declare that the activity is registered with the Prefect of the Ile-de-France region under the number 11922251892, and that "this registration does not constitute State Approval".

IFDII is referenced on Datadock. Our statement on Datadock is validated under the Datadock ID 0077989.

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