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Inclusive Leadership Coaching Program

The Inclusive Leadership Coaching Program is a bespoke coaching program that develops cultural self awareness, organizational culture awareness, and the ability to bridge across differences. 

Educators, leaders, managers, students, activists, and all individuals interested in growth would benefit from the program.

About the program

Cohort-based format

Ideal for 3-4 people from the same organization, department, or community. Small groups allow for rich discussion, relationship building, and cost-effective pricing. Also available for individuals in 1-1 format with Amanda.

Practical knowledge for work and Personal Life

Learn intercultural theory, generate cultural self awareness, practice conflict resolution, and apply intercultural development theory to your organizational DEI strategy.

4.5 hours of Live Sessions

The program can be completed in between 2-4 sessions depending on your needs. Morning and midday time slots are available.

Personal and Accepting

This is a discussion-based program with ample time for raising personal and professional questions. Amanda cultivates a warm, inclusive, and spirited space. She enjoys working with people of diverse political, religious, and social views.

Program Summary

Program Overview

Session One: Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) assessment one-on-one

45 MIN

Before starting the cohort, each person will take the IDI assessment and receive a 45 minute one-on-one debrief with Amanda. Participants will review the DMIS and their individual assessment score.

Session Two: Developing Cultural Self-Awareness


Attendees learn to distinguish between generalizations and stereotypes so they may use ‘cultural frameworks’ to navigate cross-cultural differences.  The session, designed for US Americans,  will develop awareness of European American and African American/Hispanic/Asian differences in conflict styles,  differences in language use around “charged” terms like racism, and differences in notions of accountability.  This practical session will help attendees see the influence of culture in our daily lives. 

Session Three: Understanding Ourselves in Relationship to the “Other”


In this session the cohort will dive deep into the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS), the foundational model to understand one’s relationship to cultural difference.  There is ample time devoted for applying the DMIS to personal and organizational experiences through self-reflection and group-sharing.  Using examples, including video clips, attendees will learn to quickly identify the most common ways people experience differences. 

Session Four: Becoming an Inclusive Leader


Incorporating everything learned over the previous sessions, attendees will apply cultural general frameworks and the DMIS to real world scenarios prepared by the facilitator and brought-forth by attendees.  Attendees will leave the session able to answer questions like “who adapts to whom?” and “how do I appropriately interrupt ethnocentric behavior when I witness it?” This session will help attendees more effectively “build bridges” across cultural differences.

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Things You Should Know

Frequently Asked Questions

The program is based on coherent theory, specifically Intercultural Constructivism.  A large part of it is centered on the Developmental Model of Intercultural  Sensitivity (DMIS), a widely respected developmental model that describes six ways of experiencing cultural difference/otherism. Additionally, it makes use of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), an online assessment based on the DMIS. 


This program is designed for individuals who are active learners and have the desire to positively influence the culture of their organization.  A management title is not required, as leaders are found in all parts of the organization.   It is best completed in small-cohorts of 3-4 people from the same organization.  These people need not already be on the same committee or in the same department, though in many cases they have already been collaborating (formally or informally) on organizational cultural change.

As many organizations strive to meet their Diversity and Inclusion(D&I) goals, being able to identify and communicate across differences becomes a very important skill.  More specifically,  attendees will develop new approaches to conflict resolution and rapport building.  On a broad level, attendees will experience the “intercultural” approach to D&I strategy, understanding how it compliments other approaches. 

Sessions strike a balance between short lectures, activities, and group discussion.  The program is best suited for 3-4 person cohorts from the same organization, department, or committee. It is 4.5 hours long in total, divided into four online sessions. The first session will be an individual session with Amanda, while the following three are done in a group. Which helps create the opportunity for organization-relevant discussion.  The program can also be completed by individuals working with Amanda 1-1.  

Yes and no. While the material is coherently designed to present and integrate specific concepts, there is room for related discussions focused on the objectives of the group.

The program can take anywhere from 5-8 hours in total depending on how much of the assigned reading you do during the week. In addition to the 4.5 hour live sessions, there will be some additional content provided (readings, podcast episode, youtube, etc).

This program develops leadership skill sets for individuals.  For those looking to establish a D&I strategy for their organization,  this program can help inform but not replace such strategy sessions.  For some clients that complete the program, Amanda has continued working in an advisory role, helping clients build a full D&I strategy and implementation.