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"Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place." -- Eckhart Tolle

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Additional Fall 2017 Offerings:

Intercultural Leadership Development

Cohort 13, Fall 2017:

Wed. October 4 (5:00-8:30 pm), Thursday and Friday October 5-6 (8:00-4:00) AND

Thursday and Friday November 9-10 (8:00-4:00)

The Intercultural Leadership Development (ILD) initiative was launched in the spring of 2012 with over 50 UMD leaders attending a session with Dr. Mitch Hammer, co-creator of the Intercultural Development Continuum. Since that time 13 cohorts, each with 18 UMD staff, faculty and administrators have participated in a 4.5 day Intercultural Leadership Development program. For more information and sign up, go to

Intercultural Pedagogy Community of Practice (ICPCP)

August 21, 2017; 11:00-4:00 ish - Foundational work-syllabus creation and development of a “plan” followed by Bi-Monthly meetings.

Facilitated by: Paula J Pedersen and Helen Mongan-Rallis

We will focus on inclusive pedagogy and curriculum integration of diverse/intercultural content. ALL disciplines APPLY!! We will kick off with lunch and a half day - followed by bi-monthly community of practice sessions. Participants are asked to be available for most sessions. Each participant will be asked to have a current course they are working with throughout the semester. For more information and sign up, go to