Diversity @ International ACAC   

Embracing Global Diversity:
 The Importance of Intercultural Competence

International ACAC is proud and excited to offer an inclusive space where our members can exchange ideas and network. In response to feedback from our membership, we are launching a three-year, member-driven initiative to promote intercultural competency within our Association and to build the skills and awareness to engage effectively with diversity encountered when working with colleagues.
 International  ACAC Diversity Statement Committee on Issues of Diversity

 2019 Diversity Trainers Bios


International ACAC and CIS Collaboration

CIS and International ACAC are partnering to offer global diversity training tailored to our members, and in July 2019 we are launching the first member training opportunity of our Association's three-year initiative with a morning workshop in advance of the summer conference. Using our combined experiences, we will offer engaging on-site workshops and webinars to promote intercultural competency and build skills and awareness.

Committee members of International ACAC are required to engage in our Association's diversity training during the first two years of their term by attending the workshop offered in conjunction with the summer conference or participating in a webinar event. There is no cost for this training, and members will find it also applies to the workplaces and personal situations of International ACAC members.

July 2019 Workshop Recommended Readings

1) Here Is Why Organisations Need to be Conscious of Unconscious Bias

2) Yes, You Have Implicit Biases, Too

3) Why You Need Cultural Intelligence (And How To Develop It)

4) Eight-scale Tool for Mapping Cultural Differences

5) More suggested readings from the Diversity Training can be found here

About CIS

The Council of International Schools (CIS) is recognized as a leader in diversity and inclusion training with an international perspective. These highly engaging and research-informed workshops focus on developing intercultural competence for international education professionals.  As a global non-profit membership organization, CIS provides services to primary and secondary schools, higher education institutions and individuals that share these ideals: a desire to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to pursue their lives as global citizens; and a commitment to high-quality international education. The CIS community includes more than 1350 schools and universities representing 116 countries.

Ongoing Initiatives

The Committee on Issues of Diversity will be supporting the development of the next phase of the Diversity Initiative through webinars, blog posts, the Facebook group, and at our annual conference.

Contact Us

The email address [email protected] is for members to share ideas, suggestions, solutions, questions, and concerns. We encourage and welcome member feedback to strengthen our initiatives and our organization.

We look forward to hearing from you!