Intercultural Communication and Diversity

With the growth in the number of new Canadians participating in the workforce, NorQuest created the Colbourne Institute for Inclusive Leadership and saw an opportunity to partner with organizations in both the public and private sectors to conduct applied research that investigates and develops training resources to build English in the workplace and intercultural communication.

Our current Intercultural Practitioner and English in the Workplace certificate programming is appropriate for almost any organization and can be customized to include situational exercises that exist within a particular organization or team.

Intercultural Practitioner

The Intercultural Practitioner certificate offers three levels of training to support cultural diversity in the workplace. It creates a solid foundation of intercultural knowledge, skills, and awareness. Participants then learn to apply this perspective to respond to everyday workplace situations and develop processes and supports to enhance existing programs and ensure success.

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Delivery Options

NorQuest College offers maximum flexibility for corporate training delivery options. Choose from one of the following:

  1. Customized delivery. We'll set up a specific delivery just for your employees at one of our campuses, at your workplace, or at another convenient venue, and we will customize the course content to meet your organization's specific needs.
  2. Register in scheduled Continuing Education courses. Ideal for an individual or small group, participation in one of our regularly scheduled courses ensures your employees get training right away.

Contact us for more information on setting up the best delivery for your team:



Maximize your corporate training budget

Many of NorQuest College's corporate training programs qualify for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which pays two-thirds of eligible training costs. Contact us for more information.

NorQuest College is honoured to be the 2017 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction winner of the Diversity Leadership Award. Read more